Getting started in 5 minutes

Quick start guide to Bitpowr! Learn how to create a Bitpowr key, make your first request, setup up Bitpowr as your client, and get to building!

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Overview

Use our TEST environment to build your integration. We offer a complete suite sandbox environment that mimics that of production use cases, which means you can test out all the endpoints, and implement webhooks - just the same as with the production!

We offer MAINNET and TESTNET of every blockchains we support base on the environment you are on.

All you need to get started with the TEST environment is to get your API keys. We really recommend that you start creating your integration in TEST environment.

Notes: The TEST environment connects you to every testnet blockchain networks we support either through the dashboard or API. Same scenerio when interacting with the LIVE environment. Your API key determines what environments, modes and networks you want to work with via the API/SDK.

API Keys

Secret Key - A unique set of string of numbers or letters used only during API implementation

Public API Key - Gives you access to data in real-time, used with SDK token.

SDK token - A unique token used to integrate the Bitpowr Node SDK.

Environment

Mainnet -
Mainnet is the real production/live blockchain and network that contains the real monetary value. This is used in contrast with testnet networks. Unlike the other networks, which are used for testing purposes, mainnet coins, e.g (BTC) have a monetary value.

Testnet - Testnet is an instance of a blockchain-powered by the same or a newer version of the underlying software, to be used for testing, it doesn't have a monetary value. Examples of testnet we connect to is base on the blockchain: testnet, ropsten, shasta, mumbai, devnet.

📋 Steps to get started with Bitpowr

This guide assumes you already have a Bitpowr account and access to our Dashboard.

  1. 🔑 Retrieve a Bitpowr key
  2. ✍️ Make a request
  3. 💻 Start building!

1. 🔑 Retrieve a Bitpowr key

To use Bitpowr products, you need an API key to authenticate your requests.
You can retrieve API keys from the dashboard /developer/api-keys.

To retrieve your API key from your dashboard, First, select the "developer" tab and navigate to "API keys"

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Retrieve your secret key, which will be used later in this guide, to make API requests.

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2. ✍️ Make a request

You can interact with the Bitpowr infrastructure provider in your command line by making requests to REST APIs.
In this section, we're going to fetch the current market price using Bitpowr market endpoints.

To get started, simply pass in the Content-Type: application/json header and your query as the GET body with the following fields:

  • params: A list of parameters to pass to the method, such as currency and the value which usdt
    Here is an example you can run from the Terminal/Windows/LINUX command line to retrieve the current market price of crypto:

Request sample:

curl https://developers.bitpowr.com/api/v1/market/price?currency=usd \
-X GET \
-H "Content-Type: application/json" \
-d '{}'

Response sample:

{
    "status": "success",
    "currency": "USD",
    "data": {
        "BTC": "39881.95",
        "BCH": "336.37",
        "BSV": "83.97664943207114",
        "ETH": "3013.37",
        "ETH2": "3013.37",
        "ETC": "36.93",
        "LTC": "106.8",
        "ZRX": "0.744037",
        "USDC_MATIC": "1",
        "USDC_BSC": "1",
        "USDC": "1.0",
        "BAT": "0.713",
        "LOOM": "0.0842",
        "MANA": "2.113",
        "KNC": "4.4159",
        "LINK": "13.53",
        "DNT": "0.1205",
        "MKR": "1870.7",
        "CVC": "0.2822",
        "OMG": "4.49",
        "GNT": "0.436566123946471",
        "DAI": "0.999825",
        "SNT": "0.06685",
        "ZEC": "143.52",
        "XRP": "0.7177351224599308",
        "REP": "13.72",
        "XLM": "0.1932",
        "EOS": "2.28",
        "XTZ": "3.11",
        "ALGO": "0.7237",
        "DASH": "102.0",
        "ATOM": "24.04",
        "OXT": "0.2465",
        "COMP": "142.72",
        "ENJ": "1.511",
        "REPV2": "13.72",
        "BAND": "3.724",
        "NMR": "26.56",
        "CGLD": "3.1",
        "UMA": "6.35",
        "LRC": "0.8809",
        "YFI": "18822.71",
        "UNI": "9.38",
        "BAL": "15.07",
        "REN": "0.3322",
        "WBTC": "39904.87",
        "NU": "0.3842",
        "YFII": "1820.27",
        "FIL": "18.71",
        "AAVE": "169.46",
        "BNT": "2.25",
        "GRT": "0.3606",
        "SNX": "5.253",
        "STORJ": "1.08",
        "SUSHI": "3.22",
        "MATIC": "1.3687",
        "SKL": "0.1932",
        "ADA": "0.9329",
        "ANKR": "0.07509",
        "CRV": "2.227",
        "ICP": "16.41",
        "NKN": "0.2077",
        "OGN": "0.529",
        "1INCH": "1.499",
        "USDT_MATIC": "1.0001",
        "USDT": "1.0001",
        "FORTH": "6.21",
        "CTSI": "0.354",
        "TRB": "20.23",
        "POLY": "0.4026",
        "MIR": "1.602",
        "RLC": "2.01",
        "DOT": "17.7",
        "SOL": "100.27",
        "DOGE": "0.1421",
        "MLN": "53.91",
        "GTC": "5.83",
        "AMP": "0.0227",
        "SHIB": "0.00002578",
        "CHZ": "0.2352",
        "KEEP": "0.5445",
        "LPT": "23.84",
        "QNT": "111.26",
        "BOND": "7.82",
        "RLY": "0.1676",
        "CLV": "0.3351",
        "FARM": "92.45",
        "MASK": "4.18",
        "FET": "0.3318",
        "PAX": "1.0",
        "ACH": "0.036089",
        "ASM": "0.05109",
        "PLA": "0.9189",
        "RAI": "3.01",
        "TRIBE": "0.5513",
        "ORN": "3.771",
        "IOTX": "0.08847",
        "UST": "1.001",
        "QUICK": "199.41",
        "AXS": "46.15",
        "REQ": "0.2208",
        "WLUNA": "82.1",
        "TRU": "0.1872",
        "RAD": "4.52",
        "COTI": "0.2528",
        "DDX": "2.23",
        "SUKU": "0.2216",
        "RGT": "14.7",
        "XYO": "0.01774",
        "ZEN": "37.82",
        "AUCTION": "13.86",
        "JASMY": "0.01852",
        "WCFG": "0.532",
        "BTRST": "3.848",
        "AGLD": "1.254",
        "AVAX": "77.01",
        "FX": "0.505",
        "TRAC": "0.5656",
        "LCX": "0.1172",
        "ARPA": "0.0666",
        "BADGER": "9.26",
        "KRL": "0.8707",
        "PERP": "4.17",
        "RARI": "7.66",
        "DESO": "40.95",
        "API3": "3.99",
        "NCT": "0.03621",
        "SHPING": "0.017304",
        "UPI": "0.06017",
        "CRO": "0.4107",
        "AVT": "2.53",
        "MDT": "0.05051",
        "VGX": "1.456",
        "ALCX": "80.75",
        "COVAL": "0.03838",
        "FOX": "0.384",
        "MUSD": "0.9995",
        "GALA": "0.1986",
        "POWR": "0.5028",
        "GYEN": "0.007925",
        "ALICE": "6.351",
        "INV": "269.95",
        "LQTY": "2.58",
        "PRO": "2.71",
        "SPELL": "0.00405",
        "ENS": "14.02",
        "DIA": "0.87",
        "BLZ": "0.1564",
        "CTX": "5.85",
        "ERN": "4.61",
        "IDEX": "0.148",
        "MCO2": "9.93",
        "POLS": "1.41",
        "SUPER": "0.63",
        "UNFI": "4.96",
        "STX": "1.18",
        "GODS": "1.06",
        "IMX": "1.794",
        "RBN": "1.0",
        "BICO": "1.379",
        "GFI": "2.56",
        "GLM": "0.4352",
        "MPL": "57.51",
        "PLU": "7.62",
        "FIDA": "1.48",
        "ORCA": "1.91",
        "CRPT": "0.4221",
        "QSP": "0.05976",
        "RNDR": "2.03",
        "SYN": "2.796",
        "AIOZ": "0.1918",
        "AERGO": "0.2397",
        "HIGH": "4.549",
        "APE": "12.097",
        "MINA": "2.307",
        "BNB": "414.86",
        "BSC": "414.86",
        "TRON": "0.0598",
        "TRX": "0.0598",
        "USDT_TRON": "1.0001"
    }
}

If you are interacting an endpoint that requires authentication, you will need to use the API Keys gotten from the previous steps.

To authenticate using the Public Key and Secret Key, you will need to concat them such as {public_key}:{secret_key} and base64 encode the resulting string.

You can easily do that in example below:

let authKey = Buffer.from(`{public_key}:{secret_key}`).toString('base64')
<?php
$str = "{$publicKey}:{$secretKey}";
echo base64_encode($str);
?>
import base64
encoded = base64.b64encode(f'{public_key}:{secret_key}'.encode('ascii'))
print(encoded)

Next steps

Congratulations ✳️, you have completed the Bitpowr Quickstart! From here, we invite you to modify the Quickstart code in order to get more practice with the Bitpowr API.

From here, the next directions you can go in now include:

This Quickstart guide only covered working with web apps. If your app is targeted toward mobile users, check out our list of libraries and SDKs.


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