The open network for transaction requests. View roadmap
Request is an open network for transaction requests. It allows anyone to create, store and access invoices and receipts in a universal, decentralized network.
By having all transaction requests in one place, companies with services like accounting, invoicing, payment processing, and auditing can plug into the same network and communicate with each other using the same single source of truth. It is built using blockchain technology and is completely decentralized. No one owns the network and the data remains verifiably immutable. Permissioned access means that the data remains accessible to those who need it, and completely private from those who don’t grant users ultimate control over their own data.
Request – What is the Request network?
Simple to use
Request gateways reduce the complexity of interacting with the blockchain. No need to manage different contracts, specific libraries, and gas (the calculable fee for every operation carried out on the Ethereum network). Gateways enable blockchain interactions as easily as any other SaaS, through HTTP APIs.
EthereumEthereum is an open-source, public, blockchain-based, distributed computing platform and operating system featuring smart contract functionality.
IPFSThe InterPlanetary File System is a protocol and network. It is designed to create a content-addressable, peer-to-peer method of storing and sharing hypermedia in a distributed file system.
Request NodeNodes receive transactions (such as the creation of a request or its acceptance), batch them, and save them on IPFS and Ethereum. They abstract IPFS, Ethereum and gas for the users. They also store all data.
Request GatewayGateways make Request even easier to use than the nodes would on their own. They offer high-level APIs to Request users. These APIs then allow anyone to interact with Request seamlessly. That way anyone can manage their blockchain keys (if needed), identity, the purchase of gas, and so on. All using a clear, developer-friendly interface.
Payment processorsPayment processors connect Request with payment networks (such as BTC, Ethereum, Monero, and fiat networks). They detect payments and update the state of requests (like whether they have been paid).
AppsApps connect to the Request system to help manage payments. They can enable and streamline invoicing, accounting, crowdfunding, and more. These applications are not part of the protocol or its implementation but are built on top of it.
Technical Architecture V210%Protocol v2
Request Explorer5%Protocol v2
Encryption security audit25%Privacy
Access tokens for Request nodesProtocol v2
Smart requests on EthereumProtocol v2
Smart requests on other smart contract platformsProtocol v2
Ethereum storage optimizations (batching)Storage
Request node optimizations (batching, parallelization, throttling)Protocol v2
Privacy improvements (compartmentalization, share a request, remove access)Privacy
Consider alternative storagesStorage
More payment networks and currenciesCurrency support
Payment processor LibraryFeature availableCurrency support
ETH payment Proxy smart-contractFeature availableCurrency support
Client request broadcastFeature availableProtocol v2
Faster node response timesFeature availableProtocol v2
Declarative fiat requestsFeature availableCurrency support