ZBD offers a powerful REST API that supports Bitcoin Lightning Network transactions with various payout and payin methods. Our API uses JSON data structures and makes use of industry standard HTTP response codes.

Base URL

The ZBD API is available on the following base URL:

If you’re looking for the Sandbox API, that’s available at https://sandbox-api.zebedee.io.


All ZBD endpoints are protected by an API Key. To make requests against these endpoints you must pass a header property called apikey with your ZBD Project API Key.

apikey: "1PnXYRdcm13gJrHZVzctgCAUIEniVomQR"

SSL / HTTPS Access

ZBD only provides a secure interface over HTTPS with SSL certificate support. Any requests that attempt to reach the ZBD API in an insecure fashion (plain-text over HTTP requests) will be rejected.

Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a server and a client. SSL allows sensitive information such as credit card numbers, social security numbers, and login credentials to be transmitted securely.


Links to help you get the most out of your ZBD development experience: