The five most interesting APIs for cryptocurrencies

Five interesting APIs for cryptocurrencies

The cryptocurrency boom is far from over, and developers have been hard at work creating robust application programming interfaces (APIs) to integrate existing software with new software based on cryptocurrencies.

25 Sep. 2019

There are a range of cryptocurrency APIs, such as those for foreign currency exchange and trading, APIs focused on prices and many more. Here are five of the most interesting:

Coinbase API

Although considered a platform for exchanging cryptocurrencies, Coinbase offers an acclaimed, free-of-charge API, incorporating Bitcoin and other leading cryptocurrencies, such as Ethereum and Litecoin. This API enables developers to create cryptocurrency wallets and addresses.

CoinAPI

This powerful platform integrates all cryptocurrency exchanges under a single API, providing fast and efficient access to cryptocurrency markets. CoinAPI integrates 90 exchange platforms, producing over 1,600 market data updates per second. Users can access 31 TB of historical data, which are available on demand in XML, JSON and CSV formats.

BitPay

BitPay is almost essential if you have an ecommerce site and want your customers to be able to pay with cryptocurrencies, enabling secure payment requests. Through the BitPay API, clients can create and manage invoices, issue refunds, manage bills, retrieve real-time rates information, view merchant ledger entries, and much more. Developers may call the API directly over HTTPS using the language of their choice, or take advantage of one of BitPay's Node.js, PHP, and Ruby API clients.

CoinmarketCAP

This API is widely used to search current market capitalizations, including price per unit, recent volumes, volumes in circulation and the daily fluctuations of more than 1,600 cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin and Ethereum. There are only three available ‘endpoints’, but these are very powerful. This API is very useful if we use it in combination with other APIs, such as Coinbase.

Zloader Due Diligence API

This Zloader API provides due diligence scores and reports for cryptocurrency exchange, initial coin offerings (ICOs), and much more. Information is power, and this API provides it.

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