What is the Blockchain?
To understand the role of APIs in the blockchain, we must first discuss what a blockchain actually is. In its most simple form, the blockchain is a digitally generated, immutable record of transactions. Typically, it functions across a wide number of nodes in a chain, with the record only being updated upon the consensus of multiple modes within the chain. Read more
APIs are as vast and varied as the systems that depend on them; while some systems may handle client data, payments, and collaborative research, other APIs may handle less important data such as social media and image sharing.
Due to the variations in application and usage, APIs face a unique set of considerations and issues arising from their availability that no other system faces – the difference between having an API for public consumption or one intended for internal use, in certain circumstances, can mean the difference between megalithic success and catastrophic failure. Read more