Boost Bitcoin blockchain development with Blast API

Blast APIs provide developers with easy access to the Bitcoin network, enabling faster transaction processing and improved data retrieval capabilities. By leveraging Blast's powerful infrastructure, developers can avoid the complexities and delays associated with directly interfacing with the blockchain. This not only accelerates development cycles but also ensures that apps remain scalable and responsive as user demand grows.

Benefits of Bitcoin

About Bitcoin

The Bitcoin blockchain is a decentralized digital ledger that records all Bitcoin transactions across a network of computers. Launched in 2009 by an anonymous entity known as Satoshi Nakamoto, it is the first and most well-known cryptocurrency blockchain. The blockchain is maintained by a consensus among participants in the system, using a process called mining, which involves solving complex mathematical puzzles to validate transactions and create new blocks. This technology ensures security, transparency, and immutability, making it difficult to alter historical transaction data.

The Bitcoin blockchain operates without the need for a central authority, and it became a pioneering example of a peer-to-peer financial system. The Bitcoin chain can be used for building decentralized applications serving financial services, micropayment channels, tokenization platforms, decentralized identity and verifiable credentials, data anchoring and timestamping services, NFTs. DeFi apps can be built, most often, through sidechains or second-layer solutions like the Liquid Network and the Lightning Network. The development of dApps on Bitcoin is evolving, with innovations like Taproot offering more smart contract flexibility, potentially opening the door to a wider array of dApps directly on the Bitcoin blockchain or through its layered solutions.

Free Public API for Bitcoin

Bitcoin Mainnet

Bitcoin Mainnet is the primary network where Bitcoin cryptocurrency transactions occur and are recorded on the blockchain. It serves as the definitive ledger for Bitcoin ownership and transfers, maintained by a decentralized network of nodes running the Bitcoin protocol. The mainnet is where miners validate and add new transactions to blocks, securing the network through the proof-of-work consensus mechanism.

Public RPC Endpoint





Returns the hash of the best (tip) block.

getbestblockhash response

Returns the hash of the best (tip) block.



curl -X POST \
-H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
-d '{"jsonrpc":"1.0","id":0,"method":"getbestblockhash"}'
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Blast Features for Bitcoin Chain Developers

Core API

Blast custom APIs offer optimized throughput and reduced latency for transactions on Bitcoin Chain and enable access to real-time data, transaction history and network status.

Included with all plans

Archive Nodes

These nodes retain all historical transaction information on the Bitcoin Chain from the genesis block to the present, enabling users to query and retrieve any past information. Archive Nodes is enabled starting with the Developer plan.

Included with Developer, Startup, Enterprise & Pay As You Go plans

Frequently Asked Questions

What dApps can be developed on the Bitcoin chain?

The Bitcoin chain can be used for building decentralized applications serving Financial services, Micropayment channels, Tokenization platforms, Decentralized identity and verifiable credentials, Data anchoring and timestamping services, NFTs.

What is the Bitcoin blockchain?

The Bitcoin blockchain is a decentralized digital ledger that records all transactions made with Bitcoin, the first cryptocurrency. It operates without a central authority through a network of computers (nodes) that validate and store transactions in blocks linked together to form a chain.

How much does it cost to use Blast APIs for Bitcoin Chain?

Simply click on connect your wallet and get access to dedicated endpoints that you can organize into projects depending on your development needs. Blast offers free public APIs and a free plan for dedicated accounts to get you started. For detailed pricing you can take a look on our pricing page.

What is Blast?

Blast is a decentralized API provider platform focused on performance and reliability. The platform enables users' instant access to the blockchain after just a few steps, using stable coin payments, while at the same time using third-party node providers distributed all over the globe in order to ensure unmatched response times in the Web3 space as well as increased reliability.

Where do I get support if my Blast APIs are not working on Bitcoin Chain?

The Bware Labs team is available 24/7 via Discord for support! Just join our server and write down your questions in the Technical Support channel.

Blast Resources for Bitcoin Chain Developers

Getting started with developing on Bitcoin Chain by using Blast APIs is straightforward. You can follow the instructions in our documentation to set up your development environment and start building.

Core API Documentation