Axe for Developers

Axe can be used to build amazing things or just answer common needs.

IconThe simplest of all payment systems

Unless payment needs to be associated with automatic invoices, accepting money is as simple as sending Axe: link or displaying a QR code. This simple setup is within reach of any user and can fulfill the needs of a good range of clients. When done publicly, it is especially suitable for transparent donations and tips.

IconMany third party APIs

There are many third party payment processing services that provide APIs; you don't need to store Axe on your server and handle the security that this implies. Additionally, most of these APIs allow you to process invoices and exchange your Axe into your local currency at competitive costs.

IconYou can be your own financial system

If you don't use any third party APIs, you can integrate a Axe node directly into your applications, allowing you to become your own bank and payment processor. With all the responsibilities that this implies, you can build amazing systems that process Axe transactions however you would like.

IconAxe addresses to track invoices

Axe creates a unique address for each transaction. So if you were to build a payment system associated with an invoice, you simply need to generate and monitor a Axe address for each payment. You should never use the same address for more than one transaction.

IconMost of the security is on client side

Most security is handled by the protocol, eliminating the need for PCI compliance. Fraud prevention can be simplified down to monitoring a single variable: the confirmation count. Beyond that, keeping your Axe secure is mainly a matter of securing your wallet and using HTTPS or other secure protocols to send payment requests to customers.

IconNew payment possibilities

Axe allows you to design new and creative online services that couldn't exist before because of financial limitations. This includes tipping systems, automated payment solutions, distributed crowd-funding services, time locked payment management, public asset tracking, low-trust escrow services, micro-payment channels, and more.