Blockchain is the digital ledger system in which transactions made in Bitcoin or another cryptocurrency are recorded. This identity is changing and evolving quickly, and Blockchain may have found a calling as a security solution for API integrations. Can Blockchain help secure API integrations?
Mastercard, a company that once warned that the risks of digital currency outweigh the benefits, has released two new blockchain APIs to promote collaboration and innovation in the digital exchange of value. Through its Mastercard Labs arm, Mastercard has indicated the API release is just the start.
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Bitcoin, Open Data, and Collaboration. Highlights include the denoti API, which provides endpoints for dozens of finance, economic, cryptocurrency and banking data and integration services.