iGolder Developer Documentation

This section contains the technical documentation to add iGolder payments to your shopping cart, integrate iGolder to your website by automating repetitive tasks, such as sending and receiving gold payments, downloading your recent transactions, and viewing your account balance.  Automating repetitive tasks will save you time, reduce risks of human errors, while providing a superior service to your customers.



Payment Form with sample HTML code - Simple HTML form to add iGolder payments to your website

Shopping Cart Interface (SCI) - Fully iGolder payments to your website

API Reference - Complete list of all web services available for automation

API Error Codes - Complete list of all error codes returned by the web services


iGolder Automation Test Tool - Tool to test all iGolder web services

http://demo.iGolder.com - Demo website for sandbox testing


Free gold charts - Customizable gold charts for your website with your label

Display more currencies - Add currencies to the APIs





Suggestions and Special Needs

If you have suggestions to improve our automation interface, or need assistance, feel free to contact us.  We are approachable and willing to work with you.


Since August 1st, 2013 iGolder is no longer accepting new accounts and balances can only be redeemed. During the past years, we have been recommending Bitcoin more than our own payment system. We believe in physical gold ownership, and developed iGolder as a mechanism for people to acquire physical gold by trading with one another.

Since iGolder has a central point of failure (our server may be raided by thugs wearing some kind of uniform), we feet it is safer for us to cease operations. The iGolder experiment has been personally rewarding as we met many gold enthusiasts and also learned about Bitcoin in the process. For those who have no idea what Bitcoin is, we recommend doing your own research. Bitcoin is far superior to iGolder in every way, both in privacy and security as our server is always vulnerable to confiscation. Bitcoin is a communication protocol with a built-in "escrow service" capable of protecting both the buyer and the seller, rendering our Safetransit completely redundant. To learn more about the Bitcoin protocol and its feature, please watch "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mD4L7xDNCmA (Bitcoin 2012 London: Mike Hearn).

For those having gold in their iGolder account, we will ship the physical metal to anyone having more than 1 ounce of gold, assuming the owner is willing to assume the shipping costs. For smaller quantities, we offer to settle in Bitcoin, however we will also settle with any other reasonable payment system. We will give everyone at least two full years (until 2016) to contact us to claim their gold. After that period, any unclaimed gold will go to fund an economic development project in Honduras helping local people to become entrepreneurs.

We sincerely wish you the best in life and hope to keep in contact with you.

Yours in liberty,
The iGolder Team.

Update 2014: Since we announced we no longer accept gold transfers, we have received countless emails asking to keep the free gold charts and the PGP encryption tools. We plan to keep running the domain iGolder.com for both the gold charts and the encryption tools. Better, we are developing state of the art open-source software for a secure decentralized social network with a built-in wallet. We will announce when we have a product ready for use. Stay tuned!