Mastercard Announces Blockchain APIs for Developers

Mastercard Announces Blockchain APIs for Developers
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Mastercard Announces Blockchain APIs for Developers
Mastercard Announces Blockchain APIs for Developers

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Not to fall too far behind Visa in terms of Blockchain Innovation, Mastercard, with little press or fanfare, has added three Blockchain APIs to its developer site.

  • Blockchain Core API – Run your own Blockchain nodes, define your own transaction types, and manage your participation in a Blockchain network.
  • Smart Contracts API – Write custom scripts using Mastercard’s smart contract language for use in your custom Blockchain applications.
  • Fast Pay Network API  – Understand your instantaneous net position, do real-time reconciliation, execute settlement and generate your own custom reports.

From the site:

“Mastercard Blockchain facilitates new commerce opportunities for the digital transfer of value by allowing businesses and financial institutions to transact on a distributed ledger.  Our technology can power multiple use cases and can help take time, cost and risk out of financial flows.”

 

Mastercard Announces Blockchain APIs for Developers

About Richard Kastelein

Founder and publisher of industry publication Blockchain News (EST 2015), a partner at ICO services collective Token.Agency ($750m+ and 90+ ICOs and STOs), director of education company Blockchain Partners (Oracle Partner) – Vancouver native Richard Kastelein is an award-winning publisher, innovation executive and entrepreneur. He sits on the advisory boards of some two dozen Blockchain startups and has written over 2500 articles on Blockchain technology and startups at Blockchain News and has also published pioneering articles on ICOs in Harvard Business Review and Venturebeat. Irish Tech News put him in the top 10 Token Architects in Europe.

Kastelein has an Honorary Ph.D. and is Chair Professor of Blockchain at China's first Blockchain University in Nanchang at the Jiangxi Ahead Institute of Software and Technology. In 2018 he was invited to and attended University of Oxford's Saïd Business School for Business Automation 4.0 programme. He has over a half a decade experience judging and rewarding some 1000+ innovation projects as an EU expert for the European Commission's SME Instrument programme as a startup assessor and as a startup judge for the UK government's Innovate UK division.

Kastelein has spoken (keynotes & panels) on Blockchain technology at over 50 events in 30+ citiies. He is a Canadian (Dutch/Irish/English/Métis) whose writing career has ranged from the Canadian Native Press (Arctic) to the Caribbean & Europe.  In his 20s, he sailed around the world on small yachts and wrote a series of travel articles called, 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Seas' travelling by hitching rides on yachts (1989) in major travel and yachting publications. He currently lives in Groningen, Netherlands where he's raising three teenage daughters with his wife and sailing partner, Wieke Beenen.

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Mastercard Announces Blockchain APIs for Developers

Mastercard Announces Blockchain APIs for Developers
Mastercard Announces Blockchain APIs for Developers
Mastercard Announces Blockchain APIs for Developers
Mastercard Announces Blockchain APIs for Developers
Mastercard Announces Blockchain APIs for Developers

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