iGolder API Reference

Integrating iGolder to my website using Web Services

iGolder offers various API web services for automating repetitive operations, such as automating a gold payment, fetching your account balance, downloading your transaction history, or adding iGolder payments to your website using our Shopping Cart Interface.  We are just starting, as we plan to add web services to automate every iGolder operation.


Web services are widespread in the web development industry.  If you are unfamiliar with web services and you are serious doing business online, then we recommend you taking the time to learn about it.  For instance, with a few lines of code, you may fetch your best customer feedback comments and display them as testimonials on your website.


To get started, we invite you to try our simplest web service to fetch your account balance.  For your convenience, we have created a tool to test all our APIs.  Just download our Automation Test Tool and enable automation to your iGolder account and you will see your account balance in the XML format.



Web Service Name Web Service Description
<SubAccountGetBalance> Get the balance of your sub-account.
<SubAccountGetTransactionHistory> Get the transaction history your sub-account.
<SubAccountSendPayment> Make a gold payment from your sub-account to another iGolder member.

Shopping Cart Interface

Web services available to integrate iGolder payments to your website.


Web Service Name Web Service Description
<PreAuthorizedPayment> Submit a payment request for an automatic gold transfer.
<PreAuthorizedPaymentAccept> Process the transaction and accept the payment (collect the gold).
<PreAuthorizedPaymentGetStatus> Optional API to fetch the status of a pre-authorized payment.


You may also visit the API Error Codes to learn more about the possible errors returned by each web service.


Testing the iGolder APIs

You are welcome to create a dummy account at http://demo.iGolder.com and download iGolderAutomationTool.exe to test our APIs.  The tool iGolderAutomationTool.exe is capable to test all our web services.


iGolder Automation Test Tool


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!