Ripple update: CoinGate enables native XRP payment option for merchants
Hello, XRP community!
When you scroll down the news, it seems like there’s never ever a dull moment for XRP community. News about xRapid project and giants like [Exim bank joining the parade](https://www.coindesk.com/euro-exim-bank-taps-ripples-xrapid-for-cross-border-settlements) don’t go unnoticed. Well, we intend to add to it by offering our own contribution to the success of XRP ledger.
To start with, we are CoinGate, a payment processor that allows merchants to accept a wide variety of cryptocurrencies for their goods and services. We are here to let you know that from now on, XRP is joining our bundle of native cryptocurrencies! It is fantastic news for those who use XRP ledger, and there are two main reasons for it.
First of all, more than 4,500 merchants who avail of our payment gateway now accept XRP at their online shops! It is a very simple process – find yourself a merchant, choose to pay via CoinGate and select XRP to finalize the payment. That’s it! No hidden fees or anything like that.
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And secondly, any business can now accept XRP, among many other cryptocurrencies, as a mean of payment. All they need to do is go through a simple integration. If you’re not sure if you should actually do it, we suggest reading our article about [why it is worth accepting crypto, as well as how exactly do it](https://blog.coingate.com/2018/11/accept-bitcoin-payments-in-business-why-and-how/).
And that’s it. We hope that in the future, more and more merchants will start to embrace the blockchain technology, and accepting cryptocurrencies like XRP will become a common thing to do. This is our ultimate goal, and thus we will continue to expand our list of supported cryptocurrencies. Hopefully, you will help us out by spreading a word that you can always start accepting crypto if you wish so. It doesn’t take much effort at all!
Thank you for sharing your time and have a nice day!
About Ripple (XRP)
Ripple connects banks, payment providers and digital asset exchanges via RippleNet to provide one frictionless experience to send money globally. Banks and payment providers can use the digital asset XRP to further reduce their costs and access new markets. XRP is the fastest and most scalable digital asset today.
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