Australian Developer Aims to Bring Cardano to Shopify Stores

An Australian developer is working on developing a Cardano (ADA) app and has almost completed his work on it. With the app in place, all Shopify stores will be able to make and accept transactions in ADA tokens, along with any other tokens that are part of the Cardano network. Jeronimo Backes is voluntarily developing the project because he wants to be part of bringing utility to the Cardano blockchain. The independent developer stated that he had opted to focus on Cardano because he is both, emotionally and financially, invested in the particular network. In addition, he also said that it was because he considers the Cardano blockchain to be the most enterprise-ready and can also scale properly. 

He said that as opposed to the other blockchains out there, he believed that this one has been built to last. He said that Cardano was different from the other common blockchains like Tron, EOS and Ethereum because it wasn’t still in the phase of proof-of-concept when it comes to use in large-scale businesses. Cardano is unique because its boasts an open-sourced code for enabling full customization and encouraging developer contributions. Moreover, the app under development will enable Shopify stores to receive payments in ADA tokens without requiring any intermediary.

According to Backes, any store owner interested in using the app will just need to opt for it from the range of payment applications that are available to them. Once the stores install the app, users will be able to send their funds directly to the private wallets of the store. He stated that no one else will be able to see the payment. It is already possible for Shopify stores to make transactions in cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ether (ETH), Dash (DASH) and Litecoin (LTC). However, intermediaries are still part of the process for facilitating transactions.

These intermediaries include CoinPayments, GoCoin, BitPay and Coinbase Commerce. Last month, the BIP 44 protocol of Cardano had caused some problems for Backes and he had to develop a new wallet from scratch, thereby pushing development by almost two months. He explained that the problem was with the addresses because they would only be considered active by the network if they had a small amount of ‘dust’. This issue would be deemed critical because if it is not resolved, then stores will not be able to see certain transactions at all. 

Eventually, the new wallet will provide support for plugins and would also add extra functionality, such as calculating and separating taxes automatically from the main pool of funds they contain. Since Backes had to develop his own wallet, things have slowed down a bit and the integration of Shopify stores and Cardano is expected to be happen by the end of this year. A proposal has been submitted by the Australian developer to Cardano’s Project Catalyst. It is possible that he could receive a portion of the Treasury Fund worth $200,000, which has been earmarked for any winning proposals submitted to the network. 

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