Important: CoinAPI Sandbox Environment Update

CoinAPI Sandbox Environment Update

Today, we announce a major shift in our operation – we are discontinuing the sandbox environment for all of our APIs. We understand that this may come as a surprise, and we want to take a moment to explain the reasoning behind this decision.

CoinAPI Sandbox environment update – why the change?

The primary motivation is the internal complexity that comes from managing a separate infrastructure solely for testing purposes. This has proven to be a heavy task, and we believe our resources can be better utilized to improve and expand our core services.

We’ve found that most of our customers prefer to test and develop directly in our production environment. This is now easier than ever before, as customers can issue additional API keys for testing from our Customer Portal and apply custom limits to them. This is now the recommended way to test our APIs.

We are also working on expanding our plans to allow easier trial usage in the production environment. This will be particularly beneficial for those who previously used the sandbox for research and exploration before purchasing a plan. In the meantime, our free plan remains available and can be used for the same purpose.

What does this mean for our customers?

The transition from the sandbox to the production environment will now be easier than ever. With the ability to issue additional API keys for testing from our Customer Portal, you can set custom limits for them. This provides flexibility and control, making the production environment the recommended setting for all your testing needs.

But what about those who’ve used the sandbox for research and playground before purchasing? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered too. We’re currently expanding our plans to allow for easy trial usage in the production environment.

Furthermore, we offer a free plan that you can utilize for testing purposes before committing to a purchase.

Moving Forward

We believe this change will benefit all users in the long run, making the testing process more straightforward and effective. We are here to support you throughout this transition and are excited to see how these changes will help you achieve even more with CoinAPI.

Stay tuned for further updates and thank you for your continued support. Visit the CoinAPI blog for more updates.