Getting Started with BitPay

This page will help you get started with BitPay. You'll be up and running in a jiffy!

BitPay’s integrations make accepting blockchain payments fast and reliable. To get started, sign up for a BitPay account.

Accepting a Blockchain Payment

With blockchain payments, there's no sensitive customer information to collect and store, and there are no cards to charge. Customers simply send cryptocurrencies (like Bitcoin, Ether, or Ripple) from their computer or mobile device directly to a payment address.

Once received, BitPay converts the cryptocurrencies to your preferred currency and adds the full amount of the payment to your next BitPay account settlement. Funds are then deposited to your bank account or cryptocurrency wallet.

You can accept blockchain payments in a variety of ways. Choose a method below to get started.

Online Payments

Blockchain payments make the online payment experience simple and convenient for customers on any device – customers can pay with just two taps, no sensitive personal information needed.

E-Commerce Plugins

Accepting cryptocurrency payments with our partner platforms can be as easy as flipping a switch. View our full list of integrations for details.

Code Libraries

BitPay code libraries allow developers to focus on payment flow & e-commerce integration rather than on the specific details of client-server interaction using the API.

Direct API Implementation

Build yourself the integration using BitPay's REST API to add blockchain payments to your online checkout.

Website Payment Buttons

If you are only selling a few items and do not have a checkout cart, simply generate a payment button for your website directly through your merchant dashboard. No code-wrangling required – just copy and embed the generated html code into your page.

In-Store Payments

Merchants can use BitPay's retail payment tools alongside traditional point of sale systems to create a faster, hassle-free checkout experience for customers and staff.

BitPay Checkout App

Merchants can use BitPay Checkout app to accept cryptocurrency payments on iOS or Android smartphones or tablets.


Nonprofits can get a running start with blockchain contributions with our donation buttons and hosted donation pages.

Donation Buttons

BitPay's donation buttons make it simple to accept contributions on your organization's website.

Hosted Donation Pages

BitPay can create and host a customizable donation webpage for your organization.

Custom Web Page

Use our sample code as a starting point to quickly set up a web page that is customized to your needs.


Our blockchain billing tools allow merchants to invoice and receive payment for services and goods in no time flat.

Email Billing

You can use our dashboard billing tool to create and email invoices to your clients in a snap. Bills can be scheduled for one-time or recurring payments.

Cross-Border Billing

Skip costly, complicated cross-border wire transfers. Receive international accounts receiveable payments and get 100% accuracy, zero fraud risk, and fast bank settlement.