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This is a funded proposal in Catalyst Fund 7

Here is a link to our proposal:

PROJECT F7: Catalyst Natives COTI: Pay with ADA Plug-in - ADA Payments for Joomla 3 & 4

 Building Shopping Cart Payment Software for

ERC20 Payment Wallet: 0xB23f93F29C78356c18030495CDFa5a63aBda434e (Carl Henry Global)

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19/12/2021 - GitHub Repo started:

Link to the Proposal (IdeaScale Account Required):

 09/12/2021 Proposal Finalised & Locked

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The Project Text

Problem statement :

The Joomla Extension Directory does not offer a Cardano ADA Payment option for popular Shopping Carts.

Describe your solution to the problem

Create a Payment Plugin, Module & Component for Joomla 3 & 4 for 11 popular shopping carts that connects to a Cardano Wallet.

Relevant experience

20 Years specialising in using Joomla for ecommerce websites & editing the PHP code to achieve specific functionality.

Website/GitHub repository (not required)
Detailed plan - Fill in here any additional details


We have found that people building on Joomla tend to be more commercially minded than those that use other shopping carts. This is why we have speciaised in using Joomla for the last 20 years.

There are about 1,500,000 installations of Joomla around the world, installations cover most of the languages required to penetrate the international market.


We will target Joomla developers serving both online and in person businesses.


We have already put to gether the basic PHP files and folder structure, step two will be to edit this standardised structure for each of the shopping carts below and incorporate the COTI API's.

We will list all of our components, modules and plugins on the Joomla Extensions Directory:

We will promote the use of ADA in online and in person retail sales.

Use cases:

Applications will be required for these main financial transactions carried out on websites:

Online Retail Sales

The core objective is to enable simple and efficient online payments with reporting back to the shop owner in the back end.


The ability to accept one-time payments, these may be carried out by offering simple buttons or as part of the checkout procedure.


Subscriptions would be used for membership sites, software as a service or maybe recurring donations.

Retail In-Person Point-of-Sale

As part of this proposal, we would start the research and preparation of plans to launch a viable payment processing method that could be used by retailers for in person payments to compliment online sales using QR Codes.

We also envisage the acceptance of multiple Cardano Native Tokens, particularly if there are country specific tokens launched on the exchanges.

Joomla Shopping Carts

We plan to develop components, modules and plugins on these popular Joomla eCommerce shopping carts:

eShop J3 & J4:

J2 Store J3:

HikaShop J3 & J4:

PhocaCart J3 & J4:

Quick2Cart J3:

Breezing Commerce J3:

Easy Shop J3 & J4:

JoomDirectory Cart J3 & J4:

VirtueMart J3:

Jstore J3:

Joom Shopping J3 & J4:


We believe we can achieve our action plan between Week 5 and Week 16 of 2022.

KPI (Key Performance Indicators)

In addition to actually building the necessary software, the other way we will understand success will be the number of installations across the 11 Shopping carts listed above.


We have a substantial team of in house and external developers, translators, researchers and data entry assistants. You can see a list of employees, their activities and proposed cashflow for this project on a link you will find in the budget below.

We also we have numerous advisors and executives we could bring into this project as it grows, up to this point there are three key management individuals that have been guiding this project forward who have all worked together for a period approximately 10 years on multiple projects:

Carl Henry - 43 Year career as a serial entrepreneur and turnaround consultant. 20+ years building business websites using PHP, CSS, HTML, multimedia, AI, Running teams of up to 50 developers.


Lisa Santillo - University of New Hampshire - Bachelor of Arts; Multilingual executive, skilled in sales, marketing, interpersonal communication and technical project management. Six years recent experience connecting emerging software capabilities with industry opportunities. Leader in cohesive cross functional team engagement, building data driven product strategies to ensure successful outcomes.


Ankit Dave - Gujarat University - Master of Business Administration, finance, information technology and business analysis - Experienced Chief Executive Officer and founder of Tailored Solutions Pvt Ltd - Leading Joomla, Magento, Wordpress, Laravel, PHP, Mobile Application Development Company. with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Strong entrepreneurship professional skilled in IoT, Bluetooth Low Energy, Mobility, E-commerce & IT Solutions.



Accountant = $180.00

Developers = $3,644.07

Data Entry/Assistant = $765.00

Total = $4,589.07

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