Microsoft has announced that the Microsoft Payment Request API in Microsoft Edge is available in preview. The Microsoft Payment Request API can be used to simplify checkout and payments on the web (via Microsoft Edge browser) for Windows 10 PC and mobile users. The API connects to Microsoft Wallet.
Bitpay's API allows for businesses and employees to accept BitCoin for their services and goods. Now with the addition of Newegg to it's repertoire of business affiliates, BitPay is receiving more credence as a leader in the march toward the legitimization of BitCoin as a secure digital payment system.
Global payments giant Visa is hosting a three-day hackathon beginning on May 3 that calls on developers to build apps that can help small businesses better prepare for and recover from natural disasters using APIs from the Visa Developer Platform, FEMA and business continuity planners.