This article is part of a 10-part series about interesting APIs that were added to our directory during 2016. Finance and Banking APIs are covered in this segment. The APIs were chosen by our researchers, by popularity according to website traffic, and by mentions on social media.
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."
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.