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What is Rafiki?

Rafiki is open source software that allows an Account Servicing Entity to enable Interledger functionality on its users’ accounts.

This includes

  • sending and receiving payments (via SPSP and Open Payments)
  • allowing third-party access to initiate payments and view transation data (via Open Payments)

Rafiki is made up of several components including an Interledger connector, a high-throughput accounting database called TigerBeetle, and several APIs:

Additionally, this package also includes a reference implementation of a GNAP authorization server which handles the access control for the Open Payments API. For more information on the architecture, check out the Architecture documentation.