Kraken has announced the release of a new websockets public API, providing faster access to market data on the company’s cryptocurrency exchange. The new API is still under wraps, with the company expecting to release globally by the end of January, while noting that the release could be delayed.
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."
Veem (formerly Align Commerce) has launched its Multi-Rail API which allows applications to send international payments via modern block-chain technologies, treasury, and third-party payment processors. The Veem platform uses multi-rail payment technology including blockchain electronic rail.