The PotChain Insight API is an open-source bitcoin blockchain REST API. Insight API runs in NodeJS and uses LevelDB for storage. The API allows you develop bitcoin-related applications (such as wallets) that require certain information from the blockchain that bitcoind does not provide.
This is a backend-only service. If you’re looking for the web frontend application, see https://github.com/bitpay/insight.
The PotChain Insight API is used for PotCoin, an ultra-secure digital cryptocurrency, network and banking solution for the global legal marijuana industry.
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PotCoin first introduced its blockchain-based cryptocurrency to help streamline access to participation in the quickly legalizing marijuana industry. To help developers aid in that process, PotCoin offered limited access to its Payment API. Now, the company has released full access to the API.