BitPay, virtual currency payment processor, has announced a beta trial for its new Bitcoin Payroll API. The API allows employers to offer a portion of employee pay in bitcoin.Targeted at employers and payroll service providers, the API allows employees to opt-in to receive a payroll deduction in bitcoin on a recurring basis.
ReferralCandy is an online marketing company that specializes in referral marketing. The company provides a plug-and-play platform that makes referral marketing easier. Techinasia.com notes that ReferralCandy modeled their structure after Dropbox’s two-sided incentive referral program. Dropbox’s program rewarded both the user that signed up through a referral link and the referrer with additional storage space. This tactic has proven successful for ReferralCandy who recently released their ReferralCandy API.
Over there, by the gum and the tabloid magazines, there's an API. Literally, it's a piece of plastic, but behind it is a company and the APIs that company uses to make the whole operation work. Blackhawk, a subsidiary of Safeway, distributes gift cards for many big-name stores in 90,000 retail locations. And while the cards have always been supported by backend systems, mobile is moving this ten year-old company to an open API approach.