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Bitcoin has released many BitCoin price data APIs since its launch in 2013. Now, the company has announced a closed beta of a new, full-featured API that improves existing APIs and offers new features and functionality. After a beta trial with existing users, the company expects a broader release.
Seventeen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Transportation, Sports, and Payments. Highlights today include several APIs for three different Bitcoin marketplaces: Gemini, Coinbase and BitStamp. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Recently at Money 20/20, BlockCypher announces the availability of their Assets API, which enables the issuance and handling of any asset on the blockchain.
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has formed a Web Payments Working Group to develop recommendations that will "make payments easier and more secure on the Web."
The Glidera API enables wallet developers to enhance their applications by allowing users to easily and securely buy and sell Bitcoin within those applications.
Cex.io opened access to its bitcoin exchange data through a new WebSocket API. The API provides access to exchange data in real time and updates without additional calls.
Bitreserve launched the Easy.Money app, built on the Bitreserve API. The gift voucher app allows users to send money in many currencies in any amount to other users.
In an innovative move, Nasdaq will launch the pilot test of the new Nasdaq Private Market using Bitcoin’s blockchain technology thanks to Bitcoin startup Chain’s API.
Bitreserve launched an API-driven platform that melds digital and hard currency. Transactions occur via bitcoin with reserves in the world currency of choice.
BlockCypher has released a Microtransaction API. The API eliminates the high costs traditionally associated with small online transactions, but retains public auditability.
Seven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in Charity, Auto, Accessibility, Bitcoin, Calendars, and Mapping categories. Here's a look at what's new.
We've added 8 APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory in Cloud, Content Management, and Messaging categories. Also added: client libraries for Wunderlist and CoinMate.io.
APIs have been added to the directory in Podcasts, Location, and Data Mining categories, among others. Also highlighted are Node.JS and Java libraries for Telegram API.