The BlockTrail PHP SDK, for integration of Bitcoin functionality through the BlockTrail API
This is the BlockTrail PHP SDK. This SDK contains methods for easily interacting with the BlockTrail API. Below are examples to get you started. For additional examples, please see our official documentation at https://www.blocktrail.com/api/docs/lang/php
v3.0.0 introduces a new DEFAULT wallet encryption, please make sure you upgrade the SDK everywhere you're using it!!
v2.0.0 has a few BC breaks, please check docs/CHANGELOG.md!!
v1.3.0 adds the option to choose a fee strategy and by default chooses DYNAMIC, please check docs/CHANGELOG.md for the details!!
As is best practice with financial data, The API returns all values as an integer, the Bitcoin value in Satoshi's. In PHP even more than in other languages it's really easy to make mistakes whem converting from float to integer etc!
When doing so it's really important that you use the
gmp libraries to avoid weird rounding errors!
The BlockTrail SDK has some easy to use functions to do this for you, we recommend using these
and we also strongly recommend doing all Bitcoin calculation and storing of data in integers
and only convert to/from Bitcoin float values for displaying it to the user.
use Blocktrail\SDK\BlocktrailSDK; echo "123456789 Satoshi to BTC: " . BlocktrailSDK::toBTC(123456789) . " \n"; echo "1.23456789 BTC to Satoshi: " . BlocktrailSDK::toSatoshi(1.23456789) . " \n";
A bit more about this can be found in our documentation.
The SDK requires PHP 5.6+ and the Intl, GMP and BCMath PHP extensions.
To install these on Ubuntu use:
sudo apt-get install php5-bcmath php5-intl php5-gmp sudo php5enmod mcrypt
BCMath should already be part of the default php5 package
On Windows you need to uncomment the extensions in your
php.ini if they are not already enabled:
To install the SDK, you will need to be using Composer in your project. If you aren't using Composer yet, it's really simple! Here's how to install composer and the BlockTrail PHP SDK.
# Install Composer curl -sS https://getcomposer.org/installer | php # Add the BlockTrail SDK as a dependency php composer.phar require blocktrail/blocktrail-sdk
Next, require Composer's autoloader, in your application, to automatically load the BlockTrail SDK in your project:
require 'vendor/autoload.php'; use Blocktrail\SDK\BlocktrailSDK;
Or if put the following in your
A note for windows developers: you may encounter an issue in php with cURL and SSL certificates, where cURL is unable to verify a server's cert with a CA ((error 60)[http://curl.haxx.se/libcurl/c/libcurl-errors.html]).
Too often the suggested solution is to disable ssl cert verification in cURL, but this completely defeats the point of using SSL. Instead you should take two very simple steps to solve the issue permanently:
cacert.pemfrom the curl website. This is a bundle of trusted CA root certs extracted from mozilla.org. Save it in a folder within your php installation.
- open your
php.iniand add/edit the following line (use an absolute path to where you placed the cert bundle):
curl.cainfo = C:\php\certs\cacert.pem
bitcoin-php library that is used to sign transactions can use
libsecp256k1 for (A LOT) faster signing of transactions.
secp256k1-php PHP extension is installed it will be automatically used and will greatly improve performance!
The installation is a bit cumbersome though and because
libsecp256k1 still changes a lot building might not always work!
If you can get it to install; AWESOME, if not, have patience while we're working on figuring out how to provide installers for them.
MAKE SURE TO RUN THE TESTSUITE OF
secp256k1-php AFTER THE INSTALL BEFORE ENABLING THE EXTENSION!!
Please visit our official documentation at https://www.blocktrail.com/api/docs/lang/php for the usage.
Be sure to visit the BlockTrail API official documentation website for additional information about our API.
If you find a bug, please submit the issue in Github directly. BlockTrail-PHP-SDK Issues
If you need additional assistance, contact one of our developers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The project follows the PSR2 coding style, which can easily be validated with
./vendor/bin/phpcs --standard=./phpcs.xml -n -a ./src/.
Unit Tests are created with PHPunit and can be ran with
The BlockTrail PHP SDK is released under the terms of the MIT license. See LICENCE.md for more information or see http://opensource.org/licenses/MIT.