Currency plugin development.

Peatio Plugin API v2 gives ability to extend Peatio with any coin which fits into basic Blockchain and Wallet interfaces described inside peatio-core gem.


Start from reading Blockchain and Wallet doc.

You need to be familiar with Blockchain and Wallet interfaces.

Note: you can skip optional methods if they are not supported by your coin.

Coin API research.

First of all need to start your coin node locally or inside VM and try to access it via HTTP e.g. using curl or http. You need to study your coin API to get list of calls for implementing Blockchain and Wallet interfaces.

Note: single method may require multiple API calls.

We next list of JSON RPC methods for Bitcoin integration: * getbalance * getblock
* getblockcount * getblockhash * getnewaddress * listaddressgroupings * sendtoaddress

For Ethereum Blockchain (ETH, ERC20) we use next list of methods: * eth_blockNumber * eth_getBalance * eth_call * eth_getTransactionReceipt * eth_getBlockByNumber * personal_newAccount * personal_sendTransaction

Ruby gem development.

During this step you will create your own ruby gem for implementing your coin Blockchain and Wallet classes.

We will use peatio-litecoin as example. My advice is to clone it and use as plugin development guide.

For more currencies examples check Bitcoin and Ethereum implementation.

  1. Create a new gem. And update .gemspec. 💎
bundle gem peatio-litecoin

Note: there is no requirements for gem naming and module hierarchy.

  1. Add your gem dependencies to .gemspec. 🛠

I use the next list of gems (you could specify preferred by you inside you gem): ```ruby spec.add_dependency "activesupport", "~> 5.2.3" spec.add_dependency "better-faraday", "~> 1.0.5" spec.add_dependency "faraday", "~> 0.15.4" spec.add_dependency "memoist", "~> 0.16.0" spec.add_dependency "peatio", "~> 0.6.1" # Required.

spec.add_development_dependency "bundler", "~> 1.16" spec.add_development_dependency "mocha", "~> 1.8" spec.add_development_dependency "pry-byebug" spec.add_development_dependency "rake", "~> 10.0" spec.add_development_dependency "rspec", "~> 3.0" spec.add_development_dependency "webmock", "~> 3.5" ```

Note: peatio gem is required.

  1. Install your dependencies.️
bundle install
  1. Save responses in spec/resources. 📥

You could start from saving few responses and then extend your mock factory. Peatio-litecoin spec/resources directory has the following structure:

tree spec/resources
├── getbalance
│   └── response.json
├── getblock
│   └── 40500.json
├── getblockcount
│   └── 40500.json
├── getblockhash
│   └── 40500.json
├── getnewaddress
│   └── response.json
├── listaddressgroupings
│   └── response.json
├── methodnotfound
│   └── error.json
└── sendtoaddress
    └── response.json
  1. Prepare your gem structure. 📐

You could organize files and directories as you wish. Peatio-litecoin has the following lib and spec structure:

tree lib
└── peatio
   ├── litecoin
   │   ├── blockchain.rb
   │   ├── client.rb
   │   ├── hooks.rb
   │   ├── railtie.rb
   │   ├── version.rb
   │   └── wallet.rb
   └── litecoin.rb

tree spec/peatio
├── litecoin
│   ├── blockchain_spec.rb
│   ├── client_spec.rb
│   └── wallet_spec.rb
└── litecoin_spec.rb
  1. Start with your coin client implementation. 🥚

First of all try to find reliable ruby client for your coin and implement own if there is no such. We don't provide client interface so you could construct client in the way it's convenient for you but note that it's your gem base because you will use it widely during Blockchain and Wallet implementation.

  1. Try to call API with your client. Use ./bin/console for this. 📮
client ='http://user:password@') # => #<Peatio::Litecoin::Client:0x00007fca61d82650 @json_rpc_endpoint=#<URI::HTTP http://user:password@>>
client.json_rpc(:getblockcount) # => 1087729
client.json_rpc(:getnewaddress) # => "QQPyC9uTQ1YKu3V1Dr4rNqHkHgJG3qr8JC"
  1. Use spec/resources for client testing. 🧰

E.g. specs for peatio-litecoin client:

bundle exec rspec spec/peatio/litecoin/client_spec.rb

    should not raise Exception
      should not raise Exception
      should eq 40500
      should raise Peatio::Litecoin::Client::ResponseError with "Method not found (-32601)"
      should raise Peatio::Litecoin::Client::Error
      should raise Peatio::Litecoin::Client::ConnectionError

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  1. Implement Blockchain::Abstract interface required methods. 🔗
module Peatio
  module Litecoin
    class Blockchain < Peatio::Blockchain::Abstract
    # Your custom logic goes here.

I suggest using the next order of methods implementation:

* initialize * configure * latest_block_number * fetch_block! * load_balance_of_address! (optional)

  1. Mock API calls using spec/resources and test your blockchain.️ 🛡

E.g. specs for peatio-litecoin blockchain:

    override defaults
    custom feautures
    default settings
    currencies and server configuration
    returns latest block number
    raises error if there is error in response body
    three vout tx
      builds formatted transactions for passed transaction
    multiple currencies
      builds formatted transactions for passed transaction per each currency
    single vout transaction
      builds formatted transactions for each vout
    builds expected number of transactions
    all transactions are valid
    address with balance is defined
      requests rpc listaddressgroupings and finds address balance
      requests rpc listaddressgroupings and finds address with zero balance
    address is not defined
      requests rpc listaddressgroupings and do not find address
    client error is raised
      raise wrapped client error

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  1. Implement Wallet::Abstract interface required methods. 💸
module Peatio
  module Litecoin
    class Wallet < Peatio::Blockchain::Abstract
    # Your custom logic goes here.

I suggest using the next order of methods implementation:

* initialize * configure * create_address! * create_transaction! * load_balance! (optional)

  1. Mock API calls using spec/resources and test your wallet. 🔐️

E.g. specs for peatio-litecoin wallet:

    requires wallet
    requires currency
    sets settings attribute
    request rpc and creates new address
    requests rpc and sends transaction without subtract fees
    requests rpc with getbalance call

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  1. Register your plugin blockchain and wallet to make it accessible by Peatio.️ ®
Peatio::Blockchain.registry[:litecoin] =
Peatio::Wallet.registry[:litecoind] =

For more info check hooks.rb and railtie.rb.

Note: You could just copy paste this files and change wallet and blockchain names.

  1. Test your plugin inside peatio eco system. 🧪

Every story which touch blockchain or wallet should work successfully:

* deposit address generation * deposit detection * blockchain synchronization * deposit collection * withdraw creation * withdraw confirmation

  1. Document your plugin integration steps. 📝

Documentation folder for Litecoin has the following structure: bash docs ├── ├── └──


    Describe full plugin integration flow in Image Build and Peatio Configuration sections are required.

    Don't forget to describe custom steps here e.g.

    "Send some XRP for wallet activation" or "For ERC20 integration fee wallet with ETH is required".


    List all API calls used for gem development here with examples and description.


    Give instructions how to get coins in testent.

Note: it's minimalistic doc structure. More doc is more love for your plugin.

  1. Contact us to review your plugin and add to approved plugins list.

For doing it left comment with your plugin link and short description here.