Strike, a cryptocurrency wallet provider leveraging Bitcoin’s Lightning network, has announced a new API platform that is intended to service the digital payments and online marketplace industries. The company is touting an initial partnership with Twitter.
Why is it that the most common questions people have about providing open APIs are often about monetization? While there are many possible answers, two reasons that stand out are: a) the API is a distribution channel, and when you think new distribution channel there is an expectation around revenue opportunities; and b) if you are the person in your company trying to define the business case for an API to the executive team, there is a big hurdle to overcome, because business executives tend to see an API as a cost center and want to know how to measure the pay-off.
BitLaunch, a Cryptocurrency VPS provider announced today that they have released a brand-new developer API and command-line tool. The developer API lets BitLaunch users manage their account and their servers programmatically, allowing developers to integrate BitLaunch into their own platform.