Swark: ARK Payment Gateway for Shopware

Mon, Oct 8, 2018 1:17 PM | 0 Development - Software Submitted by Nico Allers
Estimated Work Hours
5000 USD

Swark is a payment gateway that provides the ability to pay with ARK in Shopware. The plugin will have the following features:

- Fully integrated option to pay via ARK in the checkout process without any need of implementation
- Ability to update exchange rates via shopware implemented cronjob (currently investigating which service is free and have good uptime)
- Ability to use ARK as currency for the whole shop instead of usual currencies
- Integrated QR-Code for easier payments
- Backend/Administration module for shop manager to have an overview of ARK transactions/orders and payments

Also the plugin will get any needed instructions for installation, configuration and use.

I already started developing the integration in the beginning of 2018 but had to wait for the v2 API to get transactions by a specific vendorField which v1 doesn't support.

I'm also thinking about hosting some relays for the shop manager that they don't need to host their own relays to communicate with the ARK blockchain. But that's not part of this proposal.

More informations about Shopware: https://shopware.com
Github repository: https://github.com/reConNico/swark




Cost-benefit analysis




The plugin will use the base shopware theme and its design.


All components of the plugin will be covered with PHPUnit.

Launch Plan

When the plugin itself is finished I'll create the first release version on github and will publish it also in the community store of shopware (https://store.shopware.com). I'll also write an blog post for the announcement.

Support & Maintenance

Since I'm working nearly daily with shopware and are always active in the ARK Ecosystem I'll maintain and support the plugin by myself. My delegate share will cover the maintenance costs for the demoshop as well.



There have been 3 votes for approval by outboard, cam, Moon (biz_network).
outboard Thu, Oct 11, 2018 2:28 PM

I think this is great use of funds coupled with the promotions promised by reconnico via his company. This has the potential bring real world ecommerce shops into the world of ARK. The price is right on with the anticipated effort. Excellent proposal!

cam Mon, Oct 15, 2018 11:37 AM

This is a good opportunity for real world integration. I hope Reco stays true to his word and pursues and attains "yes"s from individuals willing to adapt this tool when it is complete.

Moon (biz_network) Thu, Oct 18, 2018 3:44 PM

Good value proposition, fair price. Hope this goes well.


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