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Alternatives to Litecoin

Ethereum, Ripple, Dash, PayPal, and Stripe are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Litecoin.
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What is Litecoin and what are its top alternatives?

It is a peer-to-peer Internet currency that enables instant, near-zero cost payments to anyone in the world. It is an open source, global payment network that is fully decentralized without any central authorities.
Litecoin is a tool in the Blockchain category of a tech stack.
Litecoin is an open source tool with 3.6K GitHub stars and 2.4K GitHub forks. Here鈥檚 a link to Litecoin's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to Litecoin

  • Ethereum

    Ethereum

    A decentralized platform for applications that run exactly as programmed without any chance of fraud, censorship or third-party interference. ...

  • Ripple

    Ripple

    It is an open source protocol which is designed to allow fast and cheap transactions. ...

  • Dash

    Dash

    Dash is an API Documentation Browser and Code Snippet Manager. Dash stores snippets of code and instantly searches offline documentation sets for 150+ APIs. You can even generate your own docsets or request docsets to be included. ...

  • PayPal

    PayPal

    PayPal is an online payments and money transfer service that allows you to send money via email, phone, text message or Skype. They offer products to both individuals and businesses alike, including online vendors, auction sites and corporate users. PayPal connects effortlessly to bank accounts and credit cards. PayPal Mobile is one of PayPal鈥檚 newest products. It allows you to send payments by text message or by using PayPal鈥檚 mobile browser. ...

  • Stripe

    Stripe

    Stripe makes it easy for developers to accept credit cards on the web.

  • Braintree

    Braintree

    Braintree replaces traditional payment gateways and merchant accounts. From one touch payments, to mobile SDKs and international sales, we provide everything you need to start accepting payments today. ...

  • Adyen

    Adyen

    A payments technology company that provides a single global platform to accept payments anywhere in the world. Businesses can process payments across online, mobile and in-store (POS) with over 250 payment methods and 187 currencies. ...

  • Recurly

    Recurly

    Recurly is the leading pay-as-you-go recurring billing service because setup is easy, integrations are quick, and our service grows with the needs of your business. ...

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Ethereum

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Open source platform to write and distribute decentralized applications
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PROS OF ETHEREUM
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    Decentralized blockchain, most famous platform for DApp
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    Ripple logo

    Ripple

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    A real-time gross settlement system, currency exchange and remittance network
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        Dash logo

        Dash

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        Gives your Mac instant offline access to 150+ API documentation sets
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        PROS OF DASH
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          Dozens of API docs and Cheat-Sheets
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          Great for offline use
        • 7
          Excellent documentation
        • 7
          Works with Alfred
        • 7
          Quick API search
        • 3
          Fast
        • 2
          Good integration with Xcode and AppCode
        • 1
          Great for mobile dev work
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          PayPal logo

          PayPal

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          PROS OF PAYPAL
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            Most known service
          • 134
            Consumers know it
          • 111
            It's available for many countries
          • 67
            Easy
          • 54
            Best way to get paid outside US
          • 34
            Most widely used payment processor
          • 24
            Express Checkout
          • 15
            Consumers trust it
          • 14
            Flexible and secure
          • 6
            Digital Goods for Express Checkout
          • 0
            PayPal
          CONS OF PAYPAL
          • 1
            Not well written recurring payment api
          • 1
            Less countries supported
          • 1
            Harder to get started with

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          Adrien Rey-Jarthon
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          To accept payments on updown.io, we first added support for Stripe which is by far the most popular payment gateway for startups and for a good reason. Their service is of awesome quality: the UI is gorgeous, the integration is easy, the documentation is great, the API is super stable and well thought. I can't recommend it enough.

          We then added support for PayPal which is pretty popular for people who have money on it and don't know where to spend it (it can make it feel like you're spending less when it comes from PayPal wallet), or for people who prefer not to enter a credit card on a new website. This was pretty well received and we're currently receiving about 25% of our purchases from PayPal. The documentation and integration is much more painful than with Stripe IMO, I can't recommend them for that, but not having it is basically dodging potential sales.

          Finally we more recently added support of BitPay for #Bitcoin and BitcoinCash payments, which was a pretty easy process but not worth the time in the end due to the low usage and the always changing conditions of the network: the transaction fees got huge after price raise and bitcoin because unusable for small payments, they then introduced support for BCH and a newer Bitcoin protocol for lower fees, but then you need a special wallet to pay and in the end it's too cumbersome, even for bitcoin users, to pay with it. I think unless you expect a bit number of payments using cryptocurrencies it's not worth implementing this solution, and better to accept them manually.

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          Tom Klein

          Google Analytics is a great tool to analyze your traffic. To debug our software and ask questions, we love to use Postman and Stack Overflow. Google Drive helps our team to share documents. We're able to build our great products through the APIs by Google Maps, CloudFlare, Stripe, PayPal, Twilio, Let's Encrypt, and TensorFlow.

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          Stripe logo

          Stripe

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          PROS OF STRIPE
          • 299
            Easy setup
          • 291
            Developer friendly
          • 248
            Well-designed api
          • 191
            Great documentation
          • 171
            Clear pricing
          • 75
            Secure
          • 74
            Reliable
          • 63
            Full integration with webhooks
          • 43
            Amazing api
          • 38
            Great customer support
          • 11
            Easy
          • 6
            Credit cards never hit your server - no pci worries
          • 4
            No merchant account/gateway required
          • 2
            Support for SCA (Strong Customer Authentication)
          • 2
            BitCoin
          • 2
            Great app
          • 2
            Fast UI
          • 2
            Easy to integrate
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            Recurring billing
          • 1
            Beautiful
          • 1
            Checkout.js
          • 1
            Great UI
          • 1
            So easy to use
          • 1
            Payments without own backend (using Stripe Products)
          CONS OF STRIPE
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            Connect
          • 2
            They keep 25% of the income for 60 days
          • 1
            Does NOT have a currency conversion option like Paypal
          • 1
            CANNOT withdraw USD to a Canadian Bank Account

          related Stripe posts

          Adrien Rey-Jarthon
          Shared insights
          on
          StripeStripePayPalPayPalBitPayBitPay
          at

          To accept payments on updown.io, we first added support for Stripe which is by far the most popular payment gateway for startups and for a good reason. Their service is of awesome quality: the UI is gorgeous, the integration is easy, the documentation is great, the API is super stable and well thought. I can't recommend it enough.

          We then added support for PayPal which is pretty popular for people who have money on it and don't know where to spend it (it can make it feel like you're spending less when it comes from PayPal wallet), or for people who prefer not to enter a credit card on a new website. This was pretty well received and we're currently receiving about 25% of our purchases from PayPal. The documentation and integration is much more painful than with Stripe IMO, I can't recommend them for that, but not having it is basically dodging potential sales.

          Finally we more recently added support of BitPay for #Bitcoin and BitcoinCash payments, which was a pretty easy process but not worth the time in the end due to the low usage and the always changing conditions of the network: the transaction fees got huge after price raise and bitcoin because unusable for small payments, they then introduced support for BCH and a newer Bitcoin protocol for lower fees, but then you need a special wallet to pay and in the end it's too cumbersome, even for bitcoin users, to pay with it. I think unless you expect a bit number of payments using cryptocurrencies it's not worth implementing this solution, and better to accept them manually.

          See more
          Tom Klein

          Google Analytics is a great tool to analyze your traffic. To debug our software and ask questions, we love to use Postman and Stack Overflow. Google Drive helps our team to share documents. We're able to build our great products through the APIs by Google Maps, CloudFlare, Stripe, PayPal, Twilio, Let's Encrypt, and TensorFlow.

          See more
          Braintree logo

          Braintree

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          PROS OF BRAINTREE
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            Well-designed api
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            Developer friendly
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            Easy setup
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            Reliable
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            Excellent documentation
          • 4
            Great support
          • 3
            Can use paypal and debit card
          • 2
            Test it without obligation, great SDK/API and prices
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            Great API, awesome docs
          CONS OF BRAINTREE
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            Lacking documentation for mobile integrations

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          Dear StackShare Community,

          I am seeking inspiration on creating a billing & subscription stack and came across this wonderful website and community.

          From what I understood so far, I need something like Stripe or Braintree to collect payments without dealing with PCI compliance or setting up merchant accounts, etc... Additionally, services like Chargebee, Recurly, Chargify, etc. are said to make life easier when dealing with recurring billing.

          Stated below, I've tried to give you some context on what I want to achieve. I am very curious about your ideas and how you'd configure an optimal stack.

          Project context (very high level):

          • Loyalty program for local merchants (stores, restaurants,...).

          • Customers support their community and merchants by shopping local.

          • Merchants grant points to customers based on a customer's value spent in a store, restaurant, etc.

          • Customers can redeem their points at any participating merchant.

          Billing / Subscription scenarios to be considered:

          (affecting merchants only)

          One-time setup fee

          • What: Merchant pays a setup fee by signing up for the service

          • Where: Order placed on the website

          Monthly retainer fee

          • What: Merchant pays a monthly recurring retainer for the service.

          • Where: Order placed on the website

          Manually initiated payment

          • What: Merchant initiates a payment to top up his virtual points wallet. E.g. pays 100 USD to top up 100000 points which then can be used by the merchant for granting points to customers.

          • Why: Points issued to members need to be paid for by the merchant. We first considered billing the merchants post-ante, e.g. monthly based on the points they've granted to their customers in the last 30 days, but this seems too risky: If they can't / won't pay we'd still have to pay out points to the customers (technically to the merchants where the customers redeem their points). Thus, the pragmatic idea to reduce risk by having the merchants to pre-pay for their points by topping up their balance.

          • Where: Web application (with the merchant logged in)

          • Nice to have: Opt-in for automatically initiated top-ups if a merchant's balance falls below a certain amount.

          Invoicing

          • What: After every transaction (setup, retainer, top-up,...), we need to automatically issue and send (E-Mail) an invoice to the merchant.

          • Nice to have: Customer portal with all their invoices.

          Other potentially relevant parameters

          • Currency: Only Euro

          • Country: Only Germany (so far)

          • Tax: Only one tax rate

          • Payment for setup & retainer: Credit Card; ideally SEPA Direct Debit (but that still causes headache due to the SEPA regulatory and risk of chargebacks still after weeks), PayPal?

          • Payment for top-up: Same as above plus any other that makes sense (Klarna, Sofort, PayPal...)

          Again, thank you very much for sharing your ideas and thoughts! I'd highly appreciate any input :-)

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          Tim Little
          Software Consultant at timlittletech | 5 upvotes 路 6.7K views

          Hi there, I am trying to figure out if it's worth creating a Braintree account to do subscription billing in my Shopify store. The goal is to have as little custom code as possible for the store but be able to do subscription billing services, we already have a PayPal business account, but from the looks of it, we can't use PayWhirl directly with Paypal.

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          Adyen logo

          Adyen

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          One integration allows businesses to accept 250 payment methods, from wherever people pay
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          PROS OF ADYEN
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            Truly international solution
          • 8
            Great customer support
          • 6
            Great documentation
          • 6
            Well-designed API
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            Easy setup
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            Omni-channel solution
          • 4
            Secure
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            PCI Compliance
          CONS OF ADYEN
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            Gabriel Pa

            Stripe is awesome and works great for subscription models but there's a problem: If you want to make money, you need to have multiple payment gateways. That's why we choose Chargebee .

            We can integrate with Adyen or SagePay for EU customers without needing to create a new integration

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            Recurly logo

            Recurly

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            Subscription Billing. Zen Simplicity.
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            PROS OF RECURLY
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              Recurring billing
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              Simplicity
            • 9
              Works with multiple gateways
            • 9
              Supports Value Added Tax
            • 7
              Great support & easy to use
            • 4
              Simple
            • 3
              Amazing
            CONS OF RECURLY
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              Dear StackShare Community,

              I am seeking inspiration on creating a billing & subscription stack and came across this wonderful website and community.

              From what I understood so far, I need something like Stripe or Braintree to collect payments without dealing with PCI compliance or setting up merchant accounts, etc... Additionally, services like Chargebee, Recurly, Chargify, etc. are said to make life easier when dealing with recurring billing.

              Stated below, I've tried to give you some context on what I want to achieve. I am very curious about your ideas and how you'd configure an optimal stack.

              Project context (very high level):

              • Loyalty program for local merchants (stores, restaurants,...).

              • Customers support their community and merchants by shopping local.

              • Merchants grant points to customers based on a customer's value spent in a store, restaurant, etc.

              • Customers can redeem their points at any participating merchant.

              Billing / Subscription scenarios to be considered:

              (affecting merchants only)

              One-time setup fee

              • What: Merchant pays a setup fee by signing up for the service

              • Where: Order placed on the website

              Monthly retainer fee

              • What: Merchant pays a monthly recurring retainer for the service.

              • Where: Order placed on the website

              Manually initiated payment

              • What: Merchant initiates a payment to top up his virtual points wallet. E.g. pays 100 USD to top up 100000 points which then can be used by the merchant for granting points to customers.

              • Why: Points issued to members need to be paid for by the merchant. We first considered billing the merchants post-ante, e.g. monthly based on the points they've granted to their customers in the last 30 days, but this seems too risky: If they can't / won't pay we'd still have to pay out points to the customers (technically to the merchants where the customers redeem their points). Thus, the pragmatic idea to reduce risk by having the merchants to pre-pay for their points by topping up their balance.

              • Where: Web application (with the merchant logged in)

              • Nice to have: Opt-in for automatically initiated top-ups if a merchant's balance falls below a certain amount.

              Invoicing

              • What: After every transaction (setup, retainer, top-up,...), we need to automatically issue and send (E-Mail) an invoice to the merchant.

              • Nice to have: Customer portal with all their invoices.

              Other potentially relevant parameters

              • Currency: Only Euro

              • Country: Only Germany (so far)

              • Tax: Only one tax rate

              • Payment for setup & retainer: Credit Card; ideally SEPA Direct Debit (but that still causes headache due to the SEPA regulatory and risk of chargebacks still after weeks), PayPal?

              • Payment for top-up: Same as above plus any other that makes sense (Klarna, Sofort, PayPal...)

              Again, thank you very much for sharing your ideas and thoughts! I'd highly appreciate any input :-)

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              Ajit Parthan

              Running a subscription service with just direct calls to Stripe or similar payment gateways is possible but also needs dedicated person(s) for decent amount of development and maintenance.

              Plus features like updating card details, invoice history - all these can be built. Again, more dev work and resources.

              Use of subscription platform like Chargebee or Recurly is definitely a great help here.

              Chargebee offered a simple pay-as-you-go transparent pricing and almost trivial signup process.

              #Paymentgatewayintegration

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