This week Microsoft announced a few updates to their Azure Blockchain Workbench, a platform for building blockchain applications. The release of v 1.6.0 brings with it new features including application versions, an egress messaging API, and streamlined smart contract development.
Payza introduced a new Bitcoin SendMoney API that enables merchants to send payment to recipients inside and outside of the Payza network. Because Bitcoin is a true peer-to-peer digital currency, Payza's latest API is able to use the currency to send payments directly to the Bitcoin address.
Institutions will now be able to trade on every single crypto market simultaneously thanks to GlobalX, an API platform launched on March 31 by San Francisco-based firm Apifiny. Apifiny hired former executives of Google X, Kraken and AlphaPoint to promote the service.