Blockonomics has quite a few updates and developments planned for the year 2021.
From plugin updates to functionality improvements, there are a lot of new features and updates merchants and other users can expect in the coming months.
Let’s have a look at what’s in store…
May — June 2021
Payment Buttons BTC currency support:
Payment buttons/links are a popular feature that allows merchants to easily create BTC payment buttons that can be embedded on websites and links that can be shared with anyone online.
While creating these buttons/links, merchants can specify the price in their desired fiat currency.
With this update, the currencies tab would now include BTC which means merchants would be able to specify the price in BTC as well as fiat.
Prestashop BCH support:
PrestaShop merchants would be able to accept BCH [Bitcoin Cash] as a form of payment in addition to BTC with this update.
WHMCS BCH Test Setup:
This update will address the backup setup of the plugin for WHMCS, it will introduce a functionality through which BCH integration can be tested on the website.
While setting up BTC payments, the ‘Test Setup’ button checks whether the integration is working correctly or not. This feature would be extended to BCH as well.
A separate checkbox will appear for BCH in addition to BTC and merchants can select whichever coin they wish to test the setup for.
July — September 2021
BCH Payment Buttons/URL:
Payment buttons/links are a popular feature that allows merchants to easily create payment buttons that can be embedded on websites and links that can be shared with anyone online.
This feature is already live for BTC and this update will extend its support to BCH as well, giving merchants access to create payment buttons and URLs that accept BCH as payment.
Merchant Deals is a dedicated page that would feature unique deals and offers from Blockonomics merchants.
This would be a curated page that would allow our merchants to showcase their product(s) and offer deals for other merchants.
It would largely benefit the merchants by increasing their visibility and potential customer base.
EDD BCH Support
Easy Digital Downloads [EDD] merchants would be able to accept BCH [Bitcoin Cash] as a form of payment in addition to BTC with this update.
PrestaShop Advanced Settings
This update will address the backup setup of the PrestaShop plugin by introducing an ‘Advanced Settings’ tab, allowing merchants better control of the plugin.
WHMCS Address Search
This update would allow merchants to search for orders based on the bitcoin address.
In case a merchant receives a bitcoin payment and wishes to check the corresponding order, in such a case, this feature would come in handy by greatly reducing the overhead time of finding the right order.
This functionality already exists in the WordPress plugin and with this update, it would be extended to WHMCS.
Customized payment URL
Customized Payment URLs are payment widgets that integrate with a website's theme.
Currently, the Payment URLs have a default Blockonomics UI and cannot be integrated with another website.
With these new customized payment URL’s merchants can integrate a bitcoin payment widget on their website without comprising the theme.
October — December 2021
USD value in Export UI and Transaction History
This update would allow users to view the USD value of the time of the transaction in their payment history as well as in the ‘Export’ feature.
It will benefit both merchants and wallet watcher users to keep track of the USD value amount they received at the time of the transaction.
Updates for Open Cart, WordPress, WHMCS, PrestaShop