I am building a little online app to accept bitcoin payments in my website. I have a blockchain.info wallet and I am following their Receive Payments Api, which can be visited here: http://blockchain.info/api/api_receive

The monetary part works great, but the HTTP Callback Notification does not take place and my online store is not notified of the payment. However, the TEST callback does work.

I think it is a problem on his application.

  • Has anyone implemented the "Receive Money API" successfully?
  • Is there any other alternative for received instant payment notifications? (To several different addresses)

A friend of mine reports the same issue. We need a little help :)


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    Are you using generating addresses with the anonymous flag true or false?
    – user418
    Oct 14, 2012 at 18:01
  • Hi Ben :-) I am generating addresses with the anonymous flag to false. The "fire test callback" works great, but when I actually send bitcoins, the http notification is not sent. Any ideas?
    – flaab
    Oct 14, 2012 at 19:44
  • So, if I send bitcoins to the forward address, the payment is sent to my real address successfully. But the notification is not set :-(
    – flaab
    Oct 14, 2012 at 20:21
  • Hi Ben. Could you please help me out? I would really appreciate since I can't go beyond the documentation. Test callback works ok, bitcoins are forwarded to the real addres but the notification is not sent from your Java App. I am sure about this because I am logging all queries and have access to the apache2 access logs.
    – flaab
    Oct 16, 2012 at 14:37
  • Perhaps you have a list of blacklisted servers?
    – flaab
    Oct 16, 2012 at 17:03

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It is working now! Issue closed. Great service provided by BlockChain.

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    Well, can you tell us what was the problem and how did you solve it?
    – Mosh
    Oct 19, 2012 at 18:48
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    After I reported the issue via email/this post, Blockchain.info solved it and now everything works fine.
    – flaab
    Oct 22, 2012 at 10:35
  • Nice that it is working, but i have a problem to setup the callback, i want this service in virtuemart, can you please explain me how to do, i wil pay for it to get it working, anyone can help me?
    – user2132
    Oct 28, 2012 at 18:25
  • Hi John. You have to set up a forward address in the "Developers" -> "Receive Payments API" section of Blochkchain.info. By doing that, you provide them with an URL to be called every time a payment is received. Data arrives via $_GET.
    – flaab
    Oct 31, 2012 at 7:58
  • Or examining any given address with the Block Explorer API. This is much easier if you can set up a cron job.
    – flaab
    Oct 31, 2012 at 12:07

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