Utility APIs

When integrating ZBD API for payments capabilities in your system, it’s important to have utility functions ready to help you go from 0 to 1. We’ve made a set of these Utility APIs available to help you integrate faster.


Below are some of the most common issues developers run into when integrating ZBD API.

Cannot consume this service

If you receive a response from the ZBD API that resembles this message you cannot consume this service it means that you are likely using a Sandbox API key to invoke a Live API endpoint in the ZBD API (or vice versa). Try swapping from sandbox-api.zebedee.io to api.zebedee.io or vice versa, and trying again.

External resources

The ZBD API abstracts away all of the complexity around the Bitcoin and Lightning Network protocols, so you only have to know how to interact with a simple API.

But if you want to dig deeper, here are some developer resources to know: