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Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Financial, Cryptocurrency and Spreadsheets. Featured today is an API for Insurance brokers to fetch data about policies and customers, and an API for sonar imaging. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
While we typically associate API trading with big brokerages or hedge funds running high-frequency arbitrage strategies, in reality, it's a broader market with many more opportunities for entry than most people think. API trading involves executing trades that are generally placed by an algorithm.
At Intuit’s annual conference, QuickBooks Connect, some details were shared about the latest version of their QuickBooks Online API, currently open to partners. Included was a look at the Payroll functionality, long desired by Intuit’s developer community, and notes on the move to GraphQL.
Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Messaging, Payments, and Shipping. Highlights include an unofficial Google News API and an API for enabling applications to accept Bitcoin payments. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
TransferWise, provider of borderless money transfer solutions, has announced the release of an open API. The company believes that exposing their API to more developers will accelerate the rate at which tools are developed that meet the needs of consumers.
BBVA launched a Banking as a Service platform in Europe before regulations all but compelled such platforms. It is ahead of the curve in the US as well. The company has moved the BBVA Open Platform out of beta, and ready for production environments for uses in the US. The platform is API-based.
UTRUST has a bold vision: to be the PayPal of cryptocurrencies. The Swiss startup has a number of APIs in beta, and plans on launching a publicly available crypto payment platform in early 2019. The platform will enable both online and brick and mortar merchants to accept cryptocurrency payments.
Just as online trading expanded the options available to traders, a similar industry shift has been playing out over the past few years as algorithmic trading has become more accessible. This article looks at FXCM's platform including its API that helps traders get started with algo trading.
Ripple provides blockchain payment technologies for banks, giving them more reliability, cost efficiency, and speed (transaction completion and recognition) that are infamous challenges within the banking industry. Its solutions enable banks to handle inter-bank transactions, liquidity and payments.
Stronghold has released a set of APIs that developers can use to add to apps a variety of payment instruments including Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Lumens. The APIs also allow apps to leverage Stronghold platform capabilities such as generate quotes, trade cryptocurrencies, and get available venues.
12 more APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Payments, Location, Infrastructure, and Security. Highlights include the GeoDataSource API which returns data about cities based on geolocation input. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Messaging, Insurance, and Supply Chain. Featured today is the Aidlab API for interacting with health and fitness biosensors, and Tyntec cloud communication APIs. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Bloomberg has launched Enterprise Access Point, a website that provides "ready-to-use" datasets which includes regulatory, pricing, and reference. The website also allows clients to use a RESTful API to programmatically retrieve complete and comprehensive data from Bloomberg's publishing platform.
Afinis, a membership-based standards organization, is looking to advance API standardization efforts across the financial services ecosystem through formal governance. This includes a platform for standardized API product discovery, application testing, and developer collaboration.
Sixteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Financial, Messaging, and Insurance. Highlights include the Bestow API for life insurance quotes and sales, and several APIs for Barclays financial services and banking. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
RapidRatings is opening up API access to its Financial Health Rating solution. The Risk Management API will enable third parties to pull and aggregate data to run risk scenarios with historical and live data at a scale not previously possible. The solution includes a suite of three APIs.
Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Validation, Email, Sustainability and Security. Also new to the directory is the official Clash Royale API and African bank-based Jenga API for payments integration. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
One of Kenya's largest banks, Equity Bank, made a huge advance in the fintech space with the launch of the Jenga Payment Gateway API. The API connects all parties in the financial ecosystem through API integration that enables account management, payment, charges, and much more.
The UK's FCA has required banks to participate in the API economy through its growing Open Banking Initiative. The FCA has made yet another use of APIs by requiring banks to report outages, service availability, helpline information, and complaints via APIs and/or a standard web format.
Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Messaging, PaaS, Finance, and Cryptocurrency. Featured APIs include a customer engagement platform for non-profits API from Jukko and MessageBird APIs. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.