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A Python wrapper for Coinify merchant API and callbacks

This Python SDK consists of two classes, CoinifyAPI and CoinifyCallback, which are designed to make it easier for you, the developer, to utilize the Coinify API and validate IPN callbacks from Coinify, respectively.


Creating an instance

The CoinifyAPI class is instantiated as follows:

api_key = "<my_api_key>"
api_secret = "<my_api_secret>"
api = CoinifyAPI(api_key, api_secret)

Response format

The CoinifyAPI returns responses as they are described in Response format in the API documentation.

The JSON responses are automatically decoded into Python dict's, so you can for example do the following:

response = api.invoices_list()

if not response['success']:
    api_error = response['error']
    return "API error: %s (%s)" % (api_error['message'], api_error['code'] )

invoices = response['data']


With the Coinify rates API you can list the current exchange rates for all supported currencies. Returned rates will define the exchange rate for the number of fiat currency units equivalent to one BTC.

This end-point is public and no API key/secret is needed.

buy is the rate for buying BTC from Coinify.

sell is the rate for selling BTC to Coinify.

Listing rates for all currencies

response = api.rates_get()

Listing rates for a specific currency

// f.e. currency = 'USD'
response = api.rates_get(currency)

Listing rates for all supported altcoins

response = api.altrates_get()

Rate for a specific altcoin

// f.e. altcoin = 'LTC'
response = api.altrates_get(altcoin)


With the Coinify account API you can execute operations or get data regarding your merchant account.

Check account balance

response = api.balance_get()


With the Coinify invoice API, you can list all your invoices, create new invoices, get a specific invoice and update an existing invoice as follows:

Listing all invoices

response = api.invoices_list()

The interface for the invoiceList method is the following:


Creating a new invoice

Example: Create an invoice for 20 USD.

plugin_name = 'MyPlugin'
plugin_version = '1'

response = api.invoice_create(20.0, "USD", plugin_name, plugin_version)

The interface for the invoice_create method is the following:

invoice_create(amount, currency, 
    plugin_name, plugin_version,
    description=None, custom=None, 
    callback_url=None, callback_email=None, 
    return_url=None, cancel_url=None,
    input_currency=None, input_return_address=None)

Get a specific invoice

invoice_id = 12345
response = api.invoice_get(invoice_id)

The interface for the invoice_get method is the following:


Update an existing invoice

invoice_id = 12345
response = api.invoice_update(invoice_id, 'Updated description')

The interface for the invoice_update method is the following:

invoice_update(invoice_id, description=None, custom=None)

Pay with another input currency

invoice_id = 12345
currency = 'LTC'
return_address = 'Ler4HNAEfwYhBmGXcFP2Po1NpRUEiK8km2'
response = api.invoice_input_create(invoice_id, currency, return_address)

The interface for the invoice_input_create method is the following:

invoice_input_create(invoice_id, currency, return_address)

Invoice refunds

With the Coinify Invoice refunds API, preapproved merchants can refund invoices programmatically instead of doing it manually in the merchant dashboard.

List refunds for an invoice

invoice_id = 12345
response = api.invoice_refunds_list(invoice_id)

The interface for the invoice_refunds_list method is the following:


Refund invoice

invoice_id = 12345
# Refund 100 EUR
amount = 100
currency = 'EUR'
email_address = ''

response = api.invoice_refund_create(invoice_id, amount, currency,

The interface for the invoice_refund_create method is the following:

invoice_refund_create(invoice_id, amount, currency,
  email_address=None, btc_address=None,

Buy orders

With the Coinify Buy order API, preapproved merchants can use their fiat account balance to buy bitcoins. The API exposes methods for listing all buy orders, getting a specific buy order, and create and confirm new buy orders:

Listing all buy orders

response = api.buy_orders_list()

The interface for the buy_orders_list method is the following:


Get a specific buy order

buy_order_id = 12345
response = api.buy_order_get(buy_order_id)

The interface for the buy_order_get method is the following:


Creating a new buy order

Example: Buy bitcoins for 100 USD.

amount = 100
currency = 'USD'
btc_address = '<my_bitcoin_address>'

response = api.buy_order_create( amount, currency, btc_address )

The interface for the buy_order_create method is the following:

buy_order_create( amount, currency, btc_address, 
    instant_order=None, callback_url=None, callback_email=None, 
    custom=None )

Confirming a buy order

buy_order_id = 12345
response = api.buy_order_confirm(buy_order_id)

The interface for the buy_order_confirm method is the following:

public function buy_order_confirm(buy_order_id)

Input currencies

Apart from receiving payments in Bitcoin (BTC), we also support a range of other input currencies such as Litecoin (LTC), Ether (ETH), and Dogecoin (DOGE).

Supported input currencies

response = api.input_currencies_list()

Catching errors

The CoinifyAPI internally uses the Python requests module for communicating with the API, so you might want to watch out for the exceptions described on the (requests errors and exceptions documentation)[]:

    response = api.invoices_list()
except requests.exceptions.ConnectionError as e:
    # Handle exception

If no exception is thrown, the result (response) is a dict, and the response format from the API documentation is used, which can communicate an error (if response['success'] is False) or a successful API call (if response['success'] is True).

Validating callbacks

If you choose to receive HTTP callbacks for when your invoice state changes and handle them with Python code, you can use the CoinifyCallback class to validate the callback - i.e. to make sure that the callback came from Coinify, and not some malicious entity:

ipn_secret = '<my_ipn_secret>'
callback_validator = CoinifyCallback(ipn_secret)

postdata_raw = "" # Get the raw HTTP data from your web framework, a JSON string
signature = "" # Extract the contents of the 'X-Coinify-Callback-Signature' HTTP header

is_valid = callback_validator.validate_callback(postdata_raw, signature)


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