The Blockstream Satellite API is currently in Beta and is utilizing Lightning Testnet method for payment. The Blockstream RESTful Satellite API responds with a JSON object and allows you to submit messages for broadcast, that support broadcasting secure messaging, alternative blockchains, a global podcast and more. It provides a way to create applications that broadcast messages globally using the Blockstream Satellite network. It is open for anyone to integrate the API into existing applications or build new services that can send both encrypted and unencrypted data. The Blockstream Satellite network broadcasts the Bitcoin blockchain for free. Blockstream aims to reduce reliance on trust, by providing global Bitcoin and blockchain technology for financial markets.
The Most Clicked, Shared and Talked About APIs added to our directory in 2019 in the Financial sector include selections from our Banking, Payments, Stocks, Insurance, Cryptocurrency, and Blockchain categories. Check out the FinTech APIs that peaked our editors and readers interest this past year.
Earlier this week, Blockchain technology company Blockstream launched the beta version of its Blockstream Satellite API. The API allows users a way to create applications that broadcast private data messages worldwide using the Blockstream Satellite network to anyone with a satellite receiver.
Nine APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Mapping, eCommerce, and Blockchain. Highlights include two APIs for adding localization functions to Bing Maps and an API for proximity marketing via Bluetooth technology. Here's a look at what is new.