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Mastercard, a company that once warned that the risks of digital currency outweigh the benefits, has released two new blockchain APIs to promote collaboration and innovation in the digital exchange of value. Through its Mastercard Labs arm, Mastercard has indicated the API release is just the start.
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Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Bitcoin, Politics, Torents and Nutrition. One highlight today is an API which provides data from Hilliary Clinton's emails while she was Secretary of State.. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Affectiva's emotional measurement API has been around for a couple of years now. Affectiva has seen adoption by marketers, publishers, gaming companies, and chat services. However, Affectiva believes it can greatly expand the use case scenarios by offering its service at no charge to startups.
Airbitz has utilized its Bitcoin Wallet Plugin API internally and through select partners for a while. Now, the company has released the API to its entire user base. Airbitz expects the API to boost cryptocurrency usage through integrations with everything from marketplaces to gift card vendors.
Stampery launched two new services that further its goal to be the defacto notarization provider of the 21st century. A new API and improved certification service (Stamp.io) continue Stampery's use of blockchain technology to digitally verify documents and create secure records of existence.
GitHub has announced the availability of two new paid plans (Personal and Organization) that include unlimited private repositories. The new plans replace existing GitHub paid plans with the exception of the GitHub Enterprise. GitHub will continue to be free for public and open source projects.
Five APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Payments, Security, Bitcoin and Webhooks. Also new to the directory are SDKs for Amazon Kinesis streaming data platform and Knetik marketing platform. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
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.