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Spending your Altcoins at Coincards.ca with Changelly – ETH, ZCASH, TETHER, DAI, XRP and Many More!

Exchange 100+ Altcoins for Gift Cards with the Click of a Button!

It has always been our mission to make it as easy as possible for Canadians to exchange their cryptocurrency for gift cards that can be used for everyday products and services.

When the Bitcoin network was slower and congested, an alternative was needed, and we integrated Litecoin. We have also since directly integrated Dogecoin and Dash directly into our platform.

Unfortunately, we simply cannot build native acceptance into our platform for every altcoin out there, however, with great services such as Changelly, we don’t have to! Thanks to @MrKukks of BTCpay we now can offer just that. With the integration of the new Changelly API, you can now pay your Coincards.ca invoices with more than 100 altcoins supported by Changelly.

What Coins Does Changelly Support?

Convert Altcoins to BTC Easily

Upon checkout, you will be presented with the usual BTCpay screen. There is now a “Conversion” tab which redirects you to the Changelly interface.

Step One: Once an invoice is generated, it will default to Bitcoin. Click the “Conversion” tab to be shown the options for third-party conversion options.

Step Two: Click the “Please select a currency to convert from” button, which will present a list of available altcoins to choose from. For this example, We will be using XRP.

*Note that this service is provided by a 3rd party. BTCpay nor Coincards.ca has any control over how providers will forward your funds. Your invoice will only be marked “paid” once funds are received on the appropriate blockchain.

 

Step Three: Once you have selected an altcoin to pay with, simply click the “Pay with Changelly” button. Changelly will open a new window in your browser and automatically calculate the amount of that coin you will need to transfer. Click the “Exchange” button.

Changelly will also automatically input the receiving address of Coincards.ca and may ask you for an email address to provide a transaction status. We suggest using the same email you are making your Coincards.ca purchase with. Click “Proceed”.

 

Step Four: You will be presented with the total amount to send, as well as a QR code & address.

Changelly will provide you with the details of what currency your coins will be converted to, the amount in that currency, and the receiving address for that chain.

You will also see the status of your transaction below. Once you have sent your transaction, and it has received at least one confirmation on the corresponding blockchain, your status will change from “awaiting deposit” to “awaiting exchange”, and once Changelly has finished the exchange, your transaction will show “Complete”.

 

Once your payment has the required confirmations and has been sent to Coincards, your invoice will change to paid and will be processed once the transaction to Coincards.ca reaches two confirmations on the blockchain.

*Note that this service is provided by a 3rd party. BTCpay nor Coincards.ca has any control over how providers will forward your funds. Your invoice will only be marked "paid" once funds are received on the appropriate blockchain. There may be Minimum or Maximum order levels in place by the provider which might need to be adhered to. Once again, we do not have any control over these amounts.