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BitPay PHP Client

v1.1.0 2014-01-19 16:48 UTC

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Last update: 2021-09-13 12:20:11 UTC


Powerful, flexible, lightweight interface to the BitPay Bitcoin Payment Gateway API.

Installing via Composer

The recommended way to install the BitPay PHP Client is through Composer.

# Install Composer
$ curl -sS | php

# Add BitPay as a dependency
$ php composer.phar require bitpay/php-client

After installing, you need to require Composer's autoloader:

require 'vendor/autoload.php';

The library requires PHP 5.3+ and is PSR-0 compatible.

Basic Usage

To create an invoice:


require 'vendor/autoload.php';

$bitPay = new BitPay\BitPay(
  new BitPay\Request\Curl,
  new BitPay\Encrypter\Hash('API-KEY'),
  $options // array, optional

$invoice = $bitPay->createInvoice($orderID, $price); // returns Invoice Object

With invoice creation, orderID and currency are the only required fields. If you are sending a customer from your website to make a purchase, setting redirectURL on BitPay constructor options is required.

Response will be an object with information on your newly created invoice. Send your customer to the url to complete payment:

class stdClass#5 (10) {
  public $id =>
  string(10) "EXAMPLE-ID"
  public $url =>
  string(40) ""
  public $posData =>
  string(67) "{"posData":[],"hash":"HASH"}"
  public $status =>
  string(3) "new"
  public $btcPrice =>
  string(6) "1.0000"
  public $price =>
  public $currency =>
  string(3) "BTC"
  public $invoiceTime =>
  public $expirationTime =>
  public $currentTime =>

There are many options available when creating invoices, which are listed in the BitPay API documentation.

To get updated information on this invoice, make a get call with the ID returned:


require 'vendor/autoload.php';

$bitPay = new BitPay\BitPay(
  new BitPay\Request\Curl,
  new BitPay\Encrypter\Hash('API-KEY'),
  $options // array, optional

$invoice = $bitPay->createInvoice($orderID); // returns Invoice Object


When you instantiate BitPay you can pass options as a fourth argument. You can also set this options dinamically with setOptions(). Please look carefully through these options and adjust according to your installation.

Option Default Description
verifyPost true Whether to verify POS data by hashing above api key. If set to false, you should have some way of verifying that callback data comes from
notificationEmail '' Email where invoice update notifications should be sent.
notificationURL '' URL where bit-pay server should send update notifications. See API doc for more details.
redirectURL '' URL where the customer should be directed to after paying for the order.
currency 'BTC' This is the currency used for the price setting. A list of other pricing currencies supported is found at
physical true Indicates whether anything is to be shipped with the order (if false, the buyer will be informed that nothing is to be shipped)
fullNotifications true If set to false, then notificaitions are only sent when an invoice is confirmed (according the the transactionSpeed setting). If set to true, then a notification will be sent on every status change.
transactionSpeed 'low' Transaction speed: low/medium/high. See API docs for more details.

API Documentation

API Documentation is available on the BitPay site.

Running the Tests

$ composer install --dev
$ ./vendor/bin/phpunit

In addition to a full test suite, there is Travis integration.

Found a bug?

Let us know! Send a pull request or a patch. Questions? Ask! We're here to help. We will respond to all filed issues.


  • Fede Isas
  • Escandell Stéphane