I'm trying to develop an app which integrates with the Bitpay API. I managed to create an invoice which contains the URL in which to pay with Bitcoins:

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But the problem is when I click on the Pay with Bitcoin button it redirects me to an address similar to this one:


Is this really how its supposed to work? How do I actually pay and complete the transaction? Can you walk me through the process of paying via Bitpay? Please enlighten me, thanks in advance!

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Yes this is expected behavior, it will be handled by applications that register the bitcoin URI, particularly this is prevalent in mobile clients. Here is a couple links with more information on this topic:



  • does this all happen inside the browser? isn't there any need for special configuration or application in the server?
    – soul
    Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 1:33
  • It is implemented in the browser on the client side. The wallet application can/should register the URI (some do not and need to be manually configured) you may want to configure your app to display the address or perhaps a qr code on the screen for alternate implementations.
    – Mark S.
    Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 1:39

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