Request through the REST API - wrap-up

Request API is an abstraction over the Request Network for easy, but centralized, access. It's the fastest way to get started and integrate Request to your product.

Pros

  • Simple REST API, familiar for classic web developers
  • No key management
  • Faster response time
  • Notifications on new requests and received payments
  • Send requests to other API users based on their email, instead of their ETH address.
  • Easy to build applications on top of Request (see here)
  • Easy choice between fully public data or encrypted data on the network

Cons

  • Not fully decentralized
  • Users need a Request account to connect
  • Encryption is not end-to-end (see here)