The Request Network API is a RESTful service that enables users to interact with the Request Protocol, abstracting all Blockchain-related aspects. Use the API to create Requests, list Requests, and find a specific Request by its ID. The Request service uses an API Key to authenticate requests, and supports JSON-encoded requests and responses. Request Network is an Open Financial Network for transaction requests that includes support for; blockchain, invoicing, ethereum and more. This API is currently in alpha, and is running on the Rinkeby Ethereum test network. Please check the Request Network roadmap to learn more about the Protocol release to the Ethereum Mainnet.