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by John Atkinson (jga) from BTC Gear

Donations can be paid here: 12ctRXVVPAXQ6CQyEXkBhvi33K7kP4CMB5

Initial bounty paid by cablepair.

This is an OpenCart payment module that communicates with a bitcoin client using JSON RPC.

This code accurately converts any Mt.Gox-compatible currency to BTC using the up-to-the-minute Mt.Gox values for average trade vaule and last trade value. It is completely self contained and requires no cron jobs or external hardware other than a properly configured bitcoind server. Every order creates a new bitcoin address for payment and gives it a label corresponding to the order_id of the order. It installs like any other OpenCart plugin and it is completely integrated with OpenCart.

This extension has been tested with OpenCart versions between and

Any questions or comments can be sent to

To receive information about future updates, send an email to


This extension now requires previous installation of vQmod and will not run properly without it. vQmod enables making changes to core OpenCart functionality without actually editing the core OpenCart files.


  1. Install vQmod.
  2. Upload all files maintaining OpenCart folder structure.
  3. Install the payment module in the admin console (Extensions > Payments > Bitcoin > Install).
  4. Edit the payment module settings (Extensions > Payments > Bitcoin > Edit).
  5. Run at least one test order through checkout up until payment (no payment required). The first order initializes the Bitcoin currency and will return 0 BTC for the order total.

Explanation of Settings

  • Bitcoin RPC Username: This is the username in the "rpcuser" line of your bitcoin.conf file.
  • Bitcoin RPC Host Address: This is the IP address of the computer bitcoind is running on.
  • Bitcoin RPC Password: This is the password in the "rpcpassword" line of your bitcoin.conf file.
  • Bitcoin RPC Port: This is the port number in the "rpcport" line of your bitcoin.conf file. The default port is 8332.
  • The prefix for the address labels: The addresses will be assigned to accounts named with the format [prefix]_[order_id].
  • Is this a JSON-RPC server?: Choose yes if connecting to JSON-RPC API.
  • Show BTC as a store currency: If you select yes, your customers will be able to view prices in BTC.
  • Calculate BTC amount to this many decimal places: Self explanatory. Choose the precision of the exchange rate calculation.
  • Time to complete order: The number of seconds a customer has to send bitcoins to complete the order.
  • Status of a new order: Choose a status for an order that has received payment with 0 confirmations.
  • Status: Enable the Bitcoin payment module here.
  • Sort Order: Where you want this module to show up in relation to the other payment modules on the checkout page.

New in version 1.4.0

  • Now compatible with the JSON-RPC API

New in version 1.3.5

  • Added a checkout timer.
  • Made a number of important bugfixes.

New in version 1.3.4

  • Fixed bug caused by Mt.Gox API changes
  • Now works with any Mt.Gox-compatible currency as the default currency.
  • Exchange rate calculated using both last value and average value.

New in version 1.3.3

  • Bugfixes, removed "bitcoind" from name of payment method.

New in version 1.3.2

  • Improved compatibility with third-party themes.

New in version 1.3.1

  • Checkout page automatically redirects to success page upon payment.
  • All checkout language moved to language file.

New in version 1.3.0

  • Added QR code and URI Click to pay to checkout page.

New in version 1.2.0

  • Checkout UI revamped. Payment information presented in colorbox. Payment amount and address are easier to select.

New in version 1.1.1

  • Adds a cleaner user interface during checkout

New in version 1.1.0

  • Orders are only confirmed (and created in the admin console) once initial payment has been received (0 confirmations).

Copyright (c) 2013 John Atkinson (jga)

See license.txt for license.


This OpenCart payment module enables Bitcoin payments via JSON-RPC.




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