Some company's, block explorers and payment processors offer a public API for feerate estimations. Is there a list of publicly available feerate estimation APIs?

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I've listed some public feerate APIs by block explorers and payment processors below. Purposefully leaving out APIs from wallets, since they don't advertise their APIs. I leave out Bitcoin Core's estimatesmartfee RPC, which I don't consider public (as in reachable over the web by everyone).

The list is sorted lexicographically. Disclosure: This Q&A is based on a blog post by me.

bitcoiner.live API

URL: https://bitcoiner.live/api/fees/estimates/latest
Note: Estimates for confirmation in 1/2, 1, 2, 3, 6, 12 and 24 hours.
Unit: sat/vByte

Bitgo API

URL: https://www.bitgo.com/api/v2/btc/tx/fee
Note: Estimates for different block targets based on current mempool.
Unit: sat/kB

Bitpay Insight API

URL: https://insight.bitpay.com/api/utils/estimatefee?nbBlocks=2,4,6
Note: Estimates for different block targets based on nbBlocks parameter.
Unit: BTC/kB

Blockchain.info API

URL: https://api.blockchain.info/mempool/fees
Note: Estimates for a regular and priority feerate are provided.
Unit: sat/Byte

Blockchair API

URL: https://api.blockchair.com/bitcoin/stats
Note: A single estimate for a feerate is provided.
Unit: sat/Byte

BlockCypher API

URL: https://api.blockcypher.com/v1/btc/main
Note: Estimates for a high, medium and low feerate are provided.
Unit: sat/kB

Blockstream.info API

URL: https://blockstream.info/api/fee-estimates
Note: Estimates for confirmation in 2, 3, 4, 6, 10, 20, 144, 504 and 1008 blocks.
Unit: sat/vByte


URL: https://btc.com/service/fees/distribution
Note: A single estimate for a 'one block' feerate is provided.
Unit: sat/vByte

earn.com API

URL: https://bitcoinfees.earn.com/api/v1/fees/recommended
Note: Estimates for the fastest confirmation, a confirmation in half an hour and a hour are provided.
Unit: sat/vByte

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