Sandbox, general info API, and upcoming changes to the API URL3 years ago
Today we're glad to officially announce a couple of the most requested features!
By far, the most common question we get is: "is there a sandbox to test your API?", and the response was always "no" - until today.
Starting today you can test our API using our sandbox feature!
The sandbox will behave very close to the real API, with only 4 notable changes:
- no discounts based on volumes
- a "
sandbox=1" parameter will be sent on the callbacks, and "
[SANDBOX]" will be prepended to the payment notification emails
- confirmation priority setting will be disregarded
- there's no
/info/endpoint on the sandbox
As of now, we are only supporting the BTC testnet, and have no immediate plans to support other chains.
The URL to use the sandbox is:
Therefore, you can request an address like this:
General Info endpoint
As requested by many, we've added the endpoint
https://cryptapi.io/api/info/ which groups info about all the cryptocurrencies we support, including prices and minimum values.
Upcoming API URL change
On 25/09/2020 our API's URL will change from
https://api.cryptapi.io . From then on, all requests made to
cryptapi.io/api/ will be automatically 301 redirected to
This change also includes dedicated API infrastructure, which, according to our internal tests, should have 10-20% performance improvement over the current system.
The new system can already be used, but it's still in the testing phase.
As always, any issues or questions, please let us know.