Cryptocurrency has been around since 2009 when bitcoin was first open-sourced. A recent rally in the price of bitcoin got us wondering if there has been a similar surge in developer interest in bitcoin. This article uses our directory data to look at the growth of APIs in this space.
GetBlock.io is a new, free solution that provides node connection for major cryptocurrencies. It supports JSON-RPC, REST, WebSockets, and others to facilitate synchronization with the applicable blockchain. The GetBlock.io solution eliminates the need for developers to run a node themselves.
While often perceived as competitive to Ethereum, HyperLedger operates on a different wavelength. Hyperledger provides a set of agnostic tools for developers who are building blockchain apps, regardless of the core blockchain layer. Therefore it is a suite of the tools mentioned in this article.