Accept Ethereum Classic Payments

NOWPayments is the perfect service to use if you want to accept Ethereum Classic payments on your website, online store, or social media account. We provide a simple payment gateway you can easily embed and manage. It’s perfect for crypto donations, payments, and fundraisers.
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Ethereum Classic Payments

What is Ethereum Classic?

Ethereum classic is a blockchain-based open-source smart contract crypto project. As its name suggests, Ethereum Classic maintains the original transaction history of the Ethereum blockchain. Ethereum released in July 2015, and disaster struck in July 2016 when a hacker stole $100 million worth of Ether. The hacker managed to find a loophole in the code and get away with 15% of the Ether coin supply.

The Ethereum Foundation decided to create a hard fork of the project and reset it to its state one day before the hack. This managed to restore the coins to their investors and render the stolen ones useless. However, this move wasn’t a welcome one to around 15% of the Ethereum community, and some of them decided to stick with the original blockchain. The new one grew to become the Ethereum (ETH), and the old one has become known as Ethereum Classic (ETC).

To get started, you will need to register a NOWPayments account. After that, you simply generate an API key and copy our custom HTML fragments to your website. It’s easy, reliable, and with low transaction fees!

What are the differences between ETC and ETH? Read here

How to Accept Ethereum Classic on Your Website?

Here are the required steps to start accepting ETC payments, donations, and raise funds on your website:

  • First, you need to sign up for a NOWPayments account. The process shouldn’t take more than a minute!
  • Next, you need to select the cryptocurrency to use and add a new API key to use for transactions. Go to Store settings and click on Add new Key.
  • Paste this API key in the required place for any type of Ethereum Classic payment gateway. It can be our widget, button, or invoice module.
  • The integration will be active on your website, and you’re ready to accept payments in Ethereum Classic!
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Ethereum Classic Payment Methods

Ethereum Classic widgets

Ethereum Classic widget

Featuring a Ethereum Classic payment widget on your widget is a great way to stay modern, and show users you care about their privacy. The widget is fully customizable, and it allows Ethereum Classic transactions without users having to leave the page. It’s a super convenient solution for websites that are about fast and simple transactions.
Ethereum Classic buttons

Ethereum Classic button

Nothing beats a simple, yet elegant Ethereum Classic payment button! The button is customizable, and clicking it will open our page. Here, customers need to fill in their wallet data before their transactions are confirmed. It can make a great checkout button to allow users to pay with Ethereum Classic. Also, it can be used for donations and fundraisers in cryptocurrency assets.


Many users are accepting cryptocurrency invoices as the future. Also, when cryptocurrency offers security and privacy like Ethereum Classic, it makes such invoices extra safe. With NOWPayments, you can easily create, charge, and manage invoices straight from your account. Make sure to check it out!


NOWPayments provides you with a reliable API that takes just a few seconds to start. All you need is just sign up, specify your outcome wallet, and generate your personal API in a click.


We also offer useful plugins to provide Ethereum Classic payments on Shopify, WordPress, WooCommerce, OpenCart, and many more! It’s as easy as installing a plugin and customers will immediately see paying with ETC as a new payment option!
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Frequently Asked Questions

The service is fee is one of the lowest available and it depends on your discount. It goes up to 0.5%. To keep our service available to holders of many cryptocurrencies, we enable automated crypto conversions. If there is such a conversion involved during the transaction, our exchange partner can also charge a fee of up to 0.5%.
With the exception of several coins, the minimum payment varies between $3 and $5. The minimum amount varies based on the transaction pair involved. However, we work to provide the best possible service, and we try to lower these amounts whenever we can!
Yes, we do! A whole lot of them, actually, We also keep an eye on the crypto market and add support for new coins you can use to receive payments on your website! Even if certain coins aren’t officially supported by NOWPayments, we often use automated exchanges to make sure your customers don’t leave your website because the coin is not supported! To use other cryptocurrencies instead of Ethereum Classic, navigate here and choose a supported coin from the list!
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