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Shopify Introduces Blockchain Commerce Tools for Merchants

Shopify, the e-commerce giant, has launched a suite of blockchain commerce tools to improve the user experience of their Web3-focused stores hosted by the platform. This development was announced via Twitter by Ryan, a Shopify blockchain team designer. The tools are aimed at improving the user experience of Shopify’s Web3-focused stores hosted by the platform.

Tokengating Tools for NFT Merchants

Shopify NFT merchants can now use the “tokengating” tools to regulate which token holders can access exclusive products, NFT drops, and benefits. Previously, this feature was only available to select merchants, but it is now available to all eligible Shopify merchants.

To access exclusive products and benefits, users must verify their eligibility through their connected wallets. This tool has been hailed as a useful way for NFT merchants to reward particular users or add exclusivity to specific products.

Expanded Crypto Wallet Support

Shopify has also integrated the sign-in with Ethereum (SIWE) protocol, which allows for secure user sign-ins and authentication of Ethereum accounts and ENS domains without revealing private identifiers to third parties. This integration enables expanded crypto wallet support for Shopify.

SIWE Integration with Shopify

The SIWE integration with Shopify has been highlighted by ENS Labs community advocate @sadaf.eth via Twitter, who shared developer documents detailing how to integrate the tool into Shopify stores. Once merchants connect the SIWE feature on Shopify wallet connect, users can click a “sign-in with Ethereum” button to connect their addresses via intermediaries such as Coinbase, Fortmatic, WalletConnect, Portis, and Torus.


The launch of Shopify’s blockchain commerce tools is a significant development in the world of e-commerce. With expanded crypto wallet support and the tokengating feature, Shopify merchants can offer exclusive products and benefits to their customers, further enhancing the user experience. 

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