Blockchain is one of the new technologies that can revolutionize different industries, such as:
How can blockchain API benefit businesses?
Blockchain integration and development can be challenging and complex. APIs can be a solution that businesses can adopt to benefit and integrate from the developed infrastructure. Additionally, developers can create custom blockchain APIs with high customization. Nevertheless, if a business uses an API consistently, it should test it to ensure it matches the functionality, security, and performance requirements.
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There are numerous data points on blockchains. Blockchain APIs can be used by:
- Analysts and traders to make in-depth analyses or create trading strategies.
- Website and applications to display information.
1- Blockchain API
Blockchain APIs can be used to retrieve information such as :
- Block ID, hash, height, and level of difficulty,
- Transaction addresses,
- Balance of an address.
An example of blockchain API is :
Blockchain.com has 2 APIs that provide information on Bitcoin blocks and transactions.
- Blockchain Data API: This API provides various data in a JSON format on blocks and transactions such as :
- Block hight,
- Transaction addresses,
- Unspent amounts.
- Simple Query API: This API can be used to retrieve interesting data such as :
- Total bitcoin in circulation,
- The average number of transactions per block,
- Estimated time until the next block,
- The average number of hash attempts needed to solve a block.
Currently, there are more than 9000 cryptocurrencies listed on Coin Market Cap. Price and volume data of cryptocurrencies can be retrieved from different exchanges. There are many different cryptocurrency APIs, for example:
Historical and live market data on over 300 cryptocurrencies can be retrieved using Binance APIs. Their API can be used for :
- Spot trading,
- Derivative trading.
Additionally, they offer APIs that can be used for algorithmic trading of futures.
- Sale volume,
An example of NFT API is :
Blockdaemon NFT API
Blockdaemon provides a set of NFT APIs that can be used to:
- Verify NFT ownership, which can be important for community NFTs,
- Explore NFTs; this is a feature that NFT marketplaces use,
- Retrieve NFT analytics; they can be used in NFT trading, NFT minting, and NFT loans.
4- Smart contracts API
Smart contracts can be used in different industries such as :
Oracles are needed to link off-chain data. APIs can provide information to oracles that can transfer the data to smart contracts. For example:
Chainlink which is an Oracle provider claims that it can connect to any API and use the data in the smart contract. For instance, they have :
5- Payment API
Payment API can be used by businesses to integrate crypto payments into applications and websites. For example:
Coinbase commerce API
Coinbase commerce API enables payment integration into businesses. This API eliminates the need for businesses to create blockchain infrastructure, as Coinbase will create payment addresses for them. This API can handle situations such as delays and overpaying ( see Figure 1).
Figure 1. Payment flow diagram of Coinabase commerce API
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He led technology strategy and procurement of a telco while reporting to the CEO. He has also led commercial growth of deep tech company Hypatos that reached a 7 digit annual recurring revenue and a 9 digit valuation from 0 within 2 years. Cem's work in Hypatos was covered by leading technology publications like TechCrunch and Business Insider.
Cem regularly speaks at international technology conferences. He graduated from Bogazici University as a computer engineer and holds an MBA from Columbia Business School.
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