Blockonomics Explained

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Blockonomics has gradually become synonymous with the use of cryptocurrencies in electronic commerce (e-commerce) stores. Millions of people in today's world are open to the use of cryptocurrencies due to the possibilities of their underlying infrastructure in the form of blockchain technology. Unfortunately, many mainstream companies have yet to welcome the potential of cryptocurrencies, continuing to see cracks in the emerging asset class.

To those still skeptical about e-commerce companies that support cryptocurrencies, Blockonomics has entered the crypto finance industry. It has the essential features to make decentralized finance transactions relatively easier for businesses and their customers.

Blockonomics explained

As a Bitcoin payment service, Blockonomics enables its users to use its tools to accept and track Bitcoin payments. The service was launched in December 2014 when its Bitcoin wallet watcher was made available to the Bitcoin Talk Community.

Due to the project's uniqueness, around 5,000 people became registered users of the platform in January 2017. To bring mileage to the project, Blockonomics co-sponsored WordCamp Prague 2020 and saw more than 4,000 active WordPress installations. After overcoming the bears brought forth by the pandemic, which led the financial markets to their knees, the organization announced PrestaShop, an open-source e-commerce platform, as its official partner in April 2021. In July 2022, when the crypto market was healing from the bloodbath created by the collapse of the Terra ecosystem, Blockonomics became the most rated and used Bitcoin WHMCS plugin.

The company is attuned to the current developments in the job environment and has a fully remote team distributed across several locations in Asia, Europe, and North America.

As a payment gateway, Blockonomics has the necessary plugins that could be employed by online merchants that want to activate Bitcoin payments on their websites. Online merchants that settle on Blockonomics will see payments go directly to their wallets.

Due to the company's strong belief in decentralization, it has freed its clients from the essential element in centralized finance called Know Your Customer (KYC). The firm does not demand any documents from its customers, since the essence of blockchain technology, cryptocurrency, and Web3 is to decentralize all aspects of our lives. With no document reviews, online merchants set up accounts in less than five minutes using the company's technology.

Merchants can accept Bitcoin by connecting their accounts to popular e-commerce services such as Easy Digital Downloads, Prestashop, Opencart, Squarespace, Shopify, WordPress, WIX, and WHMCS.

According to the official website of Blockonomics, payment links can be shared through email, social networks, and instant messaging to receive payment in Bitcoin. In addition, payment buttons can also be embedded on custom websites.

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Does Blockonomics accept other cryptocurrencies?

Aside from the largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume in the form of BTC, the firm allows merchants to accept Bitcoin Cash (BCH). BCH is the native asset of Bitcoin Cash, a blockchain forked out of the original Bitcoin blockchain. BCH is primarily seen as the digital asset that performs the transactional attributes of Bitcoin, while BTC is seen by many as a store of value.

BCH remains a top 30 digital asset by market value despite shedding more than 90% of its all-time high (ATH) of $4,355.62 in December 2017. Many people may ask why BCH was chosen ahead of others, such as Ethereum, and it's because BCH processes more transactions than BTC and ETH. ETH will be processing more transactions when its Proof-of-Stake (PoS) transition reaches full functionality. Also, BCH has a relatively lower processing (transaction) fee.

To contribute to the mission of Satoshi Nakamoto in reducing the reliance on centralized finance, Blockonomics does not charge fees for the first 20 payments received by merchants. After the 20th payment clears, the Bitcoin payment gateway charges a 1% fee for each transaction.

Are there alternatives to Blockonomics?

Like every product in the market today, this service has many competitors. Among them, Coinbase Commerce by Coinbase Global Inc., which runs the largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume in the US, is one of the biggest competitors.

This is because Coinbase Commerce is backed by a crypto exchange that houses many cryptocurrencies, giving customers options in crypto assets from which to choose. Aside from Coinbase, other alternatives include, but are not limited to, UberPay Multicoin Wallet, CoinGate, Coinomi, Mycelium Gear, Cryptopay,, GoCoin, OpenNode, Paytomat wallet, Plisio, Stampery,, Bitcompare, B2BinPay, CoinRemitter, PrivacyGate, WAGSI, Binocs, Payid19, Sendfy, and Confirmo.


Although Blockonomics may not be the best Bitcoin payment gateway in the current crypto environment, where more projects are added to the industry daily, it is one of the top gateways.

Online merchants do not have to deal with any middlemen, and there are no rules, regulations, or compliance requirements. Aside from that, even novice merchants can set up an account within minutes. The service also supports most wallets that can facilitate access to the Bitcoin network and store BTC, such as Ledger, Trezor, and Exodus.

Blockonomics operates within areas where malicious programs continue to prey on vulnerable applications. As a result, the company has the necessary security encryptions to safeguard the safety of transactions.

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Author: Raphael Minter

Raphael Minter/ Albert Zuhnden (preferred pen name) is a crypto finance writer, data miner, and fundamental analyst. Raphael has written hundreds of articles about centralized and decentralized financial instruments such as precious metals, commodities, stocks, and cryptocurrencies. He broke into digital finance in 2016 and believes digital assets and blockchain technology is the future of finance.

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