What’s the difference between a display currency and a base currency?

What’s the difference between a display currency and a base currency?

The display currency is what will be seen on the merchant’s website.

The base currency is what the plugin/shopping cart dictates what the currency needs to be set as in order for the payment gateway to process the transaction correctly.


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