Micro-commerce is an emerging global trend, from the microcredit pioneered by Nobel Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, to micropayment systems offered by companies like ZayPay. ZayPay is used for payments for online services, game sites, dating sites, and others. And now they have an API.
Alpaca, an API provider that specializes in stock brokerage integrations, has announced the Alpaca Broker API in an attempt to democratize financial market access. The new service is RESTful and is intended to simplify the integration of stock trading capabilities.