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Please add bitcoin as a payment option for xenforo & xenforo addons

Discussion in 'Resource and Add-on Discussions' started by denam, Apr 18, 2015.

  1. denam

    denam Active Member

    This is 2nd time that I experienced problems when trying to purchase a xenforo addon using paypal. I am starting to dislike paypal because the purchase experience keeps on being negative. The first time it did not specify the receiver's email address correctly and and the currency was also wrong. And the second time paypal asked me to add a credit card even though I have enough funds on my paypal account.

    Purchasing and selling products can be so easy when using bitcoin. The merchant would not have any risks associated with the sale. There is no chargeback in bitcoin which means that the customer can not reverse the transaction. The merchant would receive the fiat currency of his choice and would not even have to pay any fees (e.g. bitpay). What is holding you guys back from offering one more secure payment option?
  2. Rob

    Rob Well-Known Member

    Ahhhh bitcoin... The currency (?) of choice for scammers, dodgy deals and people who fear the chargeback.
    I might be wrong, but I don't think the core will support this anytime soon but you might be lucky and get a third party add on.
  3. Avensen

    Avensen Member

    Bitcoin is accepted by many major e-commerce retailers like Dell, Newegg, Target, Gyft. It's not a scam currency.
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    We don't have any control over nor involvement with third party add-ons and the payments for them.

    It is entirely up to the author how they wish to sell it.

    Or do you mean official XenForo add-ons?
  5. Rob

    Rob Well-Known Member

    It's the number one currency for criminal activity #untraceable
  6. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    The fact that some people use it for unscrupulous reasons shouldn't mean the entire currency is demonised.

    I use it - I find it interesting, I have a VPS acting as an always-on bitcoin node (http://murder.xf-liam.com), and it can be much easier to use than other methods.

    My VPS host recently added an offer that those who pay via Bitcoin get 10% of their invoice cost credited to their account (which isn't really relevant, but a nice mention).

    It's opinions like these that damage thinks like Bitcoin.

  7. x3sphere

    x3sphere Active Member

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  8. The Forum Heroes

    The Forum Heroes Well-Known Member

    Citation to back this up please..
  9. Rob

    Rob Well-Known Member

    It's just what I read when I looked into bitcoins; admittedly that was some time ago. It can never be a mainstream currency though let's be honest.
  10. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    Wrong. Cash is the number 1 currency for criminal activity.

    Best steer away from cash with that sort of reputation. ;)
  11. The Forum Heroes

    The Forum Heroes Well-Known Member

    It's getting there, You can even use it as currency in store at Home Depot and Target. Home Depot also offers Pay Pal, but Target does not. I think in 5 years it will surpass Paypal as the leading online currency vendor.
  12. Luke F

    Luke F Well-Known Member

    I'm happy to accept Bitcoin for any of my addons, but in all my time as a seller I've only had one bitcoin transaction, so it's not exactly a popular choice in the XF community

    Hard to blame people though with the ridiculous buyer protection Paypal gives for digital goods :whistle:
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2015
  13. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    I've accepted bitcoin myself for a while, but no-one has ever asked me if they can use it to pay, so I agree that it isn't really used amongst XF users.
    The Forum Heroes likes this.
  14. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    I receive bitcoin donations for my site, so I can use that to pay for addons. But I have never seen any addon payment processor with bitcoin. I have never asked addon developers to accept bitcoin payment. I simply use what is offered.
  15. denam

    denam Active Member

    Yes I also mean Xenforo add-ons. Sellers have practically no risk offering this payment method since they will receive their currency of choice. I am having a bad time with paypal whereas there exist the flawless blockchain technology which is superior to any online payment solution.

    In the 90's I remember people telling me that the internet was only needed for criminal activity. Thank god that I didn't listen to them. :)
  16. Daniel Hood

    Daniel Hood Well-Known Member

    I would accept bitcoin but I've never had anyone have an issue with PayPal. It'd actually be nice to not have to worry about chargebacks. To @Alfa1's point, maybe if I offered it as a checkout option then I'd get more interest in people doing it but at the same time, without knowing for sure, and it never coming up, it hardly becomes a priority.
    Alfa1 likes this.
  17. melbo

    melbo Well-Known Member

    I would think cash would be the number 1 choice of criminal transactions #untraceable
  18. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    I'm personally looking into integrating BitPay with XPM now, although I don't like their API...

  19. Rob

    Rob Well-Known Member

    Oh, c'mon... You can't feed cash into your pc.
  20. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    Have you tried it? :p
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