Cartesi and E-Commerce Crypto Plugins: Streamline Your Business!

November 8, 2021 by Walt

The current crypto adoption rate is truly impressive. Every month, major companies announce their plans to begin accepting cryptocurrencies as payment. Moreover, Bitcoin and Ethereum no longer dominate the crypto realm, and merchants opt for less popular but, in many aspects, superior coins.

Cartesi, a layer-2 solution is set to revolutionize the crypto industry by providing access to mainstream software to the developers of decentralized applications, and it is growing more popular with businesses. The CTSI token is the native currency of Cartesi, which can be used as a crypto payment method by merchants.

Key Points:

  • CTSI is the utility token of Cartesi.
  • NOWPayments’ Cartesi plugins let online merchants automate their CTSI payments.
  • Crypto plugins are compatible with PrestaShop, WHMCS, Shopware, and other platforms.

What is Cartesi?

CTSI is the utility token of Cartesi, a project which integrates Linux and enables standard programming environments for blockchains. There were a total of 1,000,000,000 CTSI tokens issued. CTSI is used as fuel on the Noether network. The token also can be staked by its owners in order to get additional CTSI coins as a reward. Developers utilize CTSI as payment when inserting data on a side-chain. CTSI will also serve as the primary asset for decentralized applications when outsourcing the execution of verifiable and enforceable computation to entities running Descartes nodes.

Benefits of accepting Cartesi on e-commerce plugins

Ease of integration

There are dozens of ways of accepting cryptocurrencies. Yet, NOWPayments has designed solutions which are extremely easy to use. NOWPayments has created plugins compatible with platforms such as PrestaShop, WooCommerce, Magento 2, WHMCS, OpenCart, Zen Cart, Shopify, and Shopware. Merchants who use these platforms can deploy their own Cartesi payment gateway with the help of NOWPayments’ plugins in a matter of five minutes. All they need to do is to sign up for NOWPayments, enter their CTSI public address, and generate an API key.


The plugins developed by NOWPayments take the burden of manually setting up the payment process off the shoulders of the merchant. In fact, once you deploy the plugin, it will automatically process all Cartesi payments. You will only need to watch your CTSI tokens arrive at your crypto address. Many similar companies force their clients to verify each payment which takes too much time. NOWPayments’ solution streamlines your payment process and makes it convenient.

Low fees

The fees which NOWPayments charges its partners are among the lowest in the industry. Merchants using NOWPayments’ plugins will have to pay as little as 0.4% off each transaction. Such a fee is significantly lower than those charged by banks and other crypto payment processors.

Best plugins to accept CTSI


PrestaShop is a platform for businesses that wish to establish their online presence and open an eCommerce branch. PrestaShop has a variety of features which can help any merchant to build an online store of their dreams. The popularity of PrestaShop is significant, that is why NOWPayments created a special plugin which lets all PrestaShop stores accept Cartesi as payment.


WordPress does not need an introduction because it is a platform that hosts millions of pages of web content. WordPress also has a solution for online merchants, WooCommerce, its open-source eCommerce platform that enables businesses to customize their online shopping space. NOWPayments offers a WooCommerce plugin to every merchant that wishes to offer Cartesi as a payment method to its customers.


WHMCS is an advanced software for eCommerce merchants that allows them to do virtually all kinds of activities necessary for the success of their online business. WHMCS lets enterprises automate every single area of their operations, from billing and provisioning to domain reselling. NOWPayments has a plugin for accepting CTSI tokens for all WHMCS merchants.


Shopware is another eCommerce platform with highly-customizable store features ideal for both small and large companies. Shopware’s solutions are used worldwide by recognized brands such as Philips, Aston Martin, and M&M’s. Shopware is highly scalable, which means that it can manage even massive marketplaces. NOWPayments’ Shopware plugin further expands the possibilities of Shopware merchants to embrace Cartesi payments.


Accepting Cartesi using special plugins is a convenient way to facilitate crypto payments and attract new clientele. NOWPayments offers CTSI payment plugins for PrestaShop, WooCommerce, WHMCS, Shopware, as well as for many other eCommerce platforms.
Read this article and more in the NOWPayments blog: Cartesi and E-Commerce Crypto Plugins: Streamline Your Business!

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Why use

NOWPayments is the easiest way to accept online payments in a wide variety of cryptocurrencies. This service is custody-free, has competitive fees, and is available worldwide.

  • Over 50 cryptocurrencies are accepted on the platform with an in-built exchange feature;
  • API, widgets, plugins, and a donation button are all easy to integrate;
  • It is a non-custodial service ensuring the security of your funds;
  • A very simple setup



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