Stronghold has released a set of APIs that developers can use to add to apps a variety of payment instruments including Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Lumens. The APIs also allow apps to leverage Stronghold platform capabilities such as generate quotes, trade cryptocurrencies, and get available venues.
The initial releases from credit card provider MasterCard look to be more than a toe-dip into APIs. With its MasterCard Payments API and two others, the company could be diving straight into the deep end. Though the services are still in beta, MasterCard appears to be taking very seriously its creation of a developer ecosystem.
Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Safety, Payments, and Location. Highlights include an API from IronCore for managing enterpise privacy, and an API for tracking injuries reported to OSHA. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.