Get an outlook of the Request network in a matter of minutes with the API.
This is a very fast ramp to the Request network, using the Portal API. If you want to jump to the decentralized options, head towards the Request Client section.
More info about the Request Portal in the next section.
To create a payment request or invoice, you must create a basic Request object which outlines some information such as the receiving payment address, which payment network is being used, the currency and the amount expected.
data object contains a
requestId field that you can use for other API calls.
You can check that the request was created by heading towards the payment page whose URL was printed in the last step.
You can see that the status is Pending: the request has not been paid yet. We will deal with payment detection later.
The request created is proof that some money has been requested by a person, company or DAO, and its pending status the proof that the money is still due.
In the next sections, you will also see how to transform such a basic creation into seamless financial workflows:
For the payer who can pay in one click, because we have all the information he needs
For the requester to keep track of his due payments