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HTTPS API

Gitcoin provides a simple HTTPS API to access data without having to run your own Ethereum node. The API is live at https://gitcoin.co/api/v0.1

Datatypes

Beyond simple datatypes like string or integer the API returns datatypes like dates that are serialized in a very specific fashion.

Datatype Description Example
date_time Date and time represented in ISO 8601 2017-09-24T18:59:53.964344Z
ethereum_address An ethereum token address with the leading 0x 0x636f3093258412b96c43bef3663f1b853253ec59
token_type The type of token offered as a reward. Ex: ETH or GIT ETH

bounties

The bounties endpoint provides a listing of bounties and their current status. There are two endpoints that access bounties:

  • https://gitcoin.co/api/v0.1/bounties - Returns a list of bounties
  • https://gitcoin.co/api/v0.1/bounties/<bountyId> - Returns a single bounty by ID.

Fields

Field Key Datatype Description
url string URL for this specific bounty Ex: api/v0.1/bounties/9
created_on date_time Creation timestamp
modified_on date_time Last modified timestamp
title string Title of the bounty
web3_created date_time Creation timestamp for the transaction that holds this bounty
value_in_token integer Amount of tokens rewarded for bounty
token_name token_type Type of token. Ex: ETH, GIT
token_address ethereum_address Address where the tokens are located
bounty_type string Type of bounty. Ex: Bug, Feature, Security
project_length string Relative length of project Ex: Hours, Days, Weeks, Months
experience_level string Recommended experience level
github_url string URL on GitHub where you can find the bounty description
github_org_name string github org name
github_repo_name string github repo name
github_issue_number string github issue number
keywords string comma delimited list of keywords
current_bounty boolean Whether this bounty is the most current revision one or not
expires_date date_time Date before which the bounty must be compelted
value_in_eth integer Value of the bounty in Ethereum
value_in_usdt float Approximation of value in USD at bounty web3_created timestamp
value_in_usdt_now float Approximation of current value in USD
now date_time Current date_time on the server
action_urls dict a list of urls where user can take action against the bounty
paid array List of users who have been paid from the bounty

Current Status

Field Key Datatype Description
is_open boolean True if the bounty has not been completed
status string Current status enum: (open, The bounty was created), (started, The bounty was started) (submitted, Someone submitted work for the bounty) (done, Someone fulfilled and completed the bounty) (expired, The bounty expired w/o completion)

Bounty Creator & Bounty Fulfiller

Field Key Datatype Description
bounty_owner_address ethereum_address Address of the person who owns the bounty
bounty_owner_email string Email of the bounty owner
bounty_owner_github_username string Username of the bounty owner
metadata dictionary Misc metadata about the bounty and the creator
fulfiller_address ethereum_address Address of the person who fulfilled the bounty
fulfiller_email string Email of the person fulfilling the bounty
fulfiller_github_username string Username of the fulfiller
fulfiller_metadata dictionary githubUsername and notificationEmail for the fulfiller

URL Parameters

Filters

You can filter the data returned from the API buy providing these keys as URL parameters experience_level, project_length, bounty_type, bounty_owner_address, is_open, and github_url. github_url can take a comma-seperated list of GitHub urls

Order By

By passing an order_by parameter you can order the data by the provided key. Ex: ?order_by=expires_date. To sort in the opposite direction you can add a - in from the the key ?order_by=-expires_date.

Example Request

~ % curl "https://gitcoin.co/api/v0.1/bounties/?&order_by=web3_created"

[
  {
    "url": "https:\/\/gitcoin.co\/api\/v0.1\/bounties\/87\/",
    "created_on": "2017-09-22T01:42:07.060841Z",
    "modified_on": "2017-09-23T12:36:11.946334Z",
    "title": "Update local_settings.py.example",
    "web3_created": "2017-09-22T01:42:04Z",
    "value_in_token": "1000000000000000000.00",
    "token_name": "ETH",
    "token_address": "0x0000000000000000000000000000000000000000",
    "bounty_type": "",
    "project_length": "",
    "experience_level": "",
    "github_url": "https:\/\/github.com\/owocki\/pytrader\/pull\/83232",
    "bounty_owner_address": "0xd3d280c2866eaa795fc72bd850c48e7cce166e23",
    "bounty_owner_email": "ksowocki@gmail.com",
    "bounty_owner_github_username": "owocki",
    "fulfiller_address": "0x0000000000000000000000000000000000000000",
    "fulfiller_email": null,
    "fulfiller_github_username": null,
    "is_open": true,
    "expires_date": "2017-09-23T01:42:04Z",
    "fulfiller_metadata": {

    },
    "current_bounty": true,
    "value_in_eth": 1.0e+18,
    "value_in_usdt_now": 280.65,
    "status": "expired",
    "now": "2017-09-24T18:59:53.964344Z"
  },
  ....
  ]

WEB3 API

You may interact with the HTTPS API as follows

truffle(development)> BountyIndex.at('0x0ed0c2a859e9e576cdff840c51d29b6f8a405bdd').bountydetails.call('https://github.com/owocki/pytrader/pull/83');
[ { [String: '100000000000000000'] s: 1, e: 17, c: [ 1000 ] },
  '0x0000000000000000000000000000000000000000',
  '0xd3d280c2866eaa795fc72bd850c48e7cce166e23',
  '0x0000000000000000000000000000000000000000',
  true,
  true,
  'https://github.com/owocki/pytrader/pull/83',
  { [String: '1506220425'] s: 1, e: 9, c: [ 1506220425 ] },
  '{"issueTitle":"","issueKeywords":"","tokenName":"ETH","githubUsername":"owocki","notificationEmail":"ksowocki@gmail.com","experienceLevel":"","projectLength":"","bountyType":""}',
  { [String: '1537756425'] s: 1, e: 9, c: [ 1537756425 ] },
  '' ]

  • be sure to replace 0x0ed0c2a859e9e576cdff840c51d29b6f8a405bdd with the BountyIndex contract address.
  • be sure to replace https://github.com/owocki/pytrader/pull/83 with the issue that you care about.

Further information on the smart contract interface is available at https://github.com/gitcoinco/smart_contracts/blob/master/contracts/bounty/BountyIndex.sol

_bountydetails function returns the following fields:

Fields

Field Key Datatype Description
amount float Bounty amount in ETH or specified ERC20 token
amount_denomination string Denomination of the bounty
action_url string URL of the bounty
title string Title of hte bounty
description string Description of the bounty
created_on datetime Creation timestamp
source_project string Source Project the bounty came from
tags strings tags to classify the bounthy

Bounties Universe API

Access it at https://gitcoin.co/api/v0.1/universe

The bounties universe API lists all bounties (offchain) that have not yet been put into the blockchain or (onchain) that aren't in standard bounties :)