Sandbox, general info API, and upcoming changes to the API URL

Sandbox, general info API, and upcoming changes to the API URL

1 year, 8 months 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.

Sandbox

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:

  1. no discounts based on volumes
  2. a "sandbox=1" parameter will be sent on the callbacks, and "[SANDBOX]" will be prepended to the payment notification emails
  3. confirmation priority setting will be disregarded
  4. 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: https://sandbox.cryptapi.io/btc/

Therefore, you can request an address like this: https://sandbox.cryptapi.io/btc/create/?callback=https://webhook.site/cdfa2aa0-713f-4a82-8dbe-577b2e7509f1&address=2MzV5HTBzQfq8buonx8KUb6ykNKPrqjByaC

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://cryptapi.io/api/ to https://api.cryptapi.io . From then on, all requests made to cryptapi.io/api/ will be automatically 301 redirected to api.cryptapi.io.

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.

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