This official Coinkite library is a Python wrapper for their Bitcoin services API. The library works with Google Apps Engine and normal Python server-side application, and also includes a CLI program for use with cURL and the Coinkite API.
Bitcoin, the anonymous, peer to peer virtual currency, has been getting a lot of press lately. From the severe inflation to the hacks and the big heist, not all of it has been good. However, it's certainly an interesting system, and there are a few good trading services such as Mt.Gox and Tradehill aimed at making Bitcoin more available and more usable for the average person. Today we'll take a look at the Mt.Gox API and Tradehill API.
Global payments company Mastercard has announced that it will be opening up its internal blockchain API to developers. According to the company, the API, which is focused on B2B transactions, "Mastercard’s blockchain solution provides a new way for consumers, businesses and banks to transact."
Websense, a leading web security company, has announced that it has acquired Defensio, the anti-comment-spam service. Last fall we wrote about Defensio and its API and how it lets developers submit text snippets, such as comments from blogs and forums, which is then analyzed to return an indication of the likelihood that the text is spam. In the announcement, Websense notes these capabilities: