This Ruby gem is the official client reference for accessing the Block.io API from an application in Ruby. Block.io API offers a secure wallet and payment service for transacting the three most common cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin, Doge, & LiteCoin). The Block.io API can be used to return balances, conduct withdrawals and account maintenance, and return user IDs & addresses associated with a specific account.
I recently had the opportunity to moderate a panel for the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council where the subject matter was “The API Revolution.” In the hour long discussion, the panel, which included members from industry leaders like Brainshark, Akamai and Constant Contact, wrestled with several topics that I think most companies are grappling with - 1) which APIs do you expose, 2) to whom do you expose them, 3) do you make the investment to build new ones, and 4) how do you leverage any of them for revenue.
eMoney Advisor, a financial planning software company that provides technology aimed at empowering financial advisors, has announced a new API-centric solution called eMoney Access. This new service provides APIs that support financial planning, client fact data collection, and document storage.
As a consumer of APIs, one thing you encounter every day are API rate limits. Just about every API has limits on the number of calls you can make against their API. As developers, we accept the limits because in many cases we are getting the API for free. And in some cases, even the rates aren't enough for a provider to get what it needs, as when Google put the kibosh on Translate. Are limits simply a sign that a provider needs to find a strategy that scales?