We've added twelve APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Astronomy, Politics, Mapping, and QR Codes. One highlight today is an API provided by NASA that allows programmatic access to a database of sounds recorded in space. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Global payments company Mastercard has announced that it will be opening up its internal blockchain API to developers. According to the company, the API, which is focused on B2B transactions, "Mastercard’s blockchain solution provides a new way for consumers, businesses and banks to transact."
Medical record exchange is an area where many technical challenges have been addressed. A big factor in the inability of medical record exchange is the hospitals themselves. They block information and APIs. Bruce Fryer recently had two experiences getting medical records and shares what he found.