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Ray Alvarez
Blockchain
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Date: 15th Dec 2020

ARK Announces MarketSquare Partnership with NOWPayments

As we approach the launch of MarketSquare, we want to give our community an inside look at some of the partnerships we have formed. These strategic partnerships will not only help make MarketSquare the new homepage for the decentralized web but will also create inroads between ARK and other projects looking to build and collaborate together. Today we would like to introduce you to NOWPayments!

What is NOWPayments?

NOWPayments is a non-custodial crypto payment gateway that lets you accept payments in 60+ cryptocurrencies (with more coins added every month). It also offers auto coin conversion, which enables merchants to accept any crypto they prefer. NOWPayments also supports fiat-to-crypto and crypto-to-fiat options.

The platform provides merchants with a variety of tools: API, invoices, widgets, buttons, as well as plugins for WooCommerce, Opencart, WHMCS, Magento 2 and others. Merchants are also able to track payments seamlessly by using the Instant Payment Notifications feature.

Benefits of Using NOWPayments include:

  • A custody-free solution that provides both security and control of your funds.
  • The ability for merchants to choose their preferred cryptocurrency for payments.
  • 24/7 online support with 3-minute response times.

Getting Started with NOWPayments

The first thing to do is to sign up with NOWPayments. It can be done in six easy steps:

  • Sign-up at the account creation page
  • Activate your account via email
  • Sign into your account and open the Dashboard Page
  • Enter the wallet for fund withdrawal on the “Outcome wallet” page
  • Press “Add new key”. You will get an API key, please save it
  • Start using NOWPayments

It’s as simple as that!

To learn more about NOWPayments you can check out their website.

NOWPayments and MarketSquare

Recently NOWPayments partnered with ARK.io to integrate ARK as a supported currency on their platform. By integrating ARK, merchants everywhere can now accept ARK as a payment method.

Building off the success of that partnership, we look towards MarketSquare as a natural stepping stone to advancing goals between our respective projects and deepening our ties as partners.

Areas that we are exploring include:

  • Joint social media and marketing efforts
  • Affiliate programs that will benefit MarketSquare
  • A merchant directory for NOWPayments

As our partnership with NOWPayments continues to grow, we look forward to working together and welcoming them on MarketSquare!

Don’t forget to join the MarketSquare beta by signing up at MarketSquare.io. We also recently just launced our community on Discord.

If you feel your project or application would be a good fit for MarketSquare, please reach out to us at Ray@ARK.io.

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