I had a chat with my contact at Shopify and I think this will be way easier than anticipated. Dash Gateway Plugin for Shopify We are going to fund an integration so that Shopify store owners can sell their products and services for Dash. Shopify https://www.shopify.com/ Shopify is a leading e-commerce platform with 400,000 stores worldwide. I personally have a shopify store and the technology is amazing. Why is this important? Once this plugin is created and later on published by Shopify, any of the 400,000 Shopify owners can accept Dash just by enabling it in Settings. Super easy! Not only we would be able to reach all those store owners but all their customers too could potentially be introduced to Dash. Shopify also has a very modern feel on both front and back end, I think Dash will fit right in. How it would work for customers and store owners Here's how it works with Bitcoin today. We can just replace Bitcoin with Dash above and it should work exactly the same. As a store owner: Create a Bitcoin wallet address with any wallet, to receive payments Enable Bitcoin as a payment method in my Shopify's store settings Done! The payment method will be shown to customers during checkout. As a customer: Select Bitcoin radio button from the checkout page Pay the equivalent amount of Bitcoin in the store's currency (USD, CAD, EUR, AUD etc) Done! The full API is listed here: ------------------------------ Hosted Payment SDK https://help.shopify.com/api/sdks/hosted-payment-sdk How it works https://help.shopify.com/api/sdks/hosted-payment-sdk/checkout-process Getting started https://help.shopify.com/api/sdks/hosted-payment-sdk/getting-started Developing your hosted payment gateway integration https://help.shopify.com/api/sdks/hosted-payment-sdk/develop-gateway Adding your payment gateway to your partners account https://help.shopify.com/api/sdks/hosted-payment-sdk/adding-gateway So after the plugin is created, we need to get some shopify stores to start using it. I have a shopify store and I'll be willing to use it right away. Publishing your gateway https://help.shopify.com/api/sdks/hosted-payment-sdk/publish-gateway After the gateway is created and used privately by a few shops, we can make ask Shopify to make it public to all shops. From their website: "At first, you can make your gateway available privately to shops. Once there are at least fifty Shopify stores using your gateway that have processed at least one million USD in total, or equivalent, you can request that Shopify list your gateway publicly for all shops in your supported countries." API Reference (Hosted Payment SDK) https://help.shopify.com/api/sdks/hosted-payment-sdk/api-reference FAQ https://help.shopify.com/api/sdks/hosted-payment-sdk/faq ------------------------------ Steps to get it done: We create Dash Gateway Plugin for Shopify based on the documentation provided (scroll down). We get 50 Shopify stores to use the plugin and process at least 1 million USD in transactions We ask shopify to list our plugin publicly to all stores. #1 should be easy, #2 can be achieved quickly through incentives, and #3 is a consequence of a successful project. It's basically up to us to create the integration. To move this forward: - We got someone at Shopify to talk to: I have the contact for someone on the Global Commercial Payment's Team at Shopify (Thanks Dustin!). - We got an excellent Shopify developer: I know someone that has legendary Shopify skills, he's very active at Shopify's forums, been developing for Shopify since 2010 and knows their API in and out. (Thinking of you, Dave) I would need a good Dash Developer (I don't know any) and someone from the business team to talk to, because Shopify might need to be persuaded to publish the Dash Gateway. Let me know what you guys think.