As I mentioned in yesterday’s Uro article (click here), they will be working together with a company called BlockCypher. Even though we very briefly touched upon what BlockCypher actually does, it’s time to take a closer look and explore a bit more!
BlockCypher is a Block chain API platform, allowing developers to build reliable and scalable applications faster and on one infrastructure. When it comes to developing, you want to put as much time as possible into the project itself, and not managing things in the backend.
As BlockCypher allows developers to call up functions through their web APIs, things will definitely become a lot easier to manage. This whole service relies on three major components though :
– Easy-to-use : all data and events taking place on the block chain are accessible through classic web APIs and callbacks. Creative and special APIs are also available, should you so prefer.
– Secure : no private keys or wallets are stored by BlockCypher. All data is being checked against the network in real-time, and therefore does not require storage. Datafeeds are also provided showing you everything in detail.
– Reliable : When it comes to building an application on top of a cloud infrastructure, you want as close to 100% uptime as possible. By using multiple data centers and lots of redundant servers, BlockCypher is very resilient and very scalable.
What I like the most about BlockCypher, is the fact it doesn’t just work for the “bigger” coins such as Bitcoin and liteCoin. In exchange for a reasonable one-time fee (and a minor monthly maintenance fee), BlockCypher will gladly work with any digital currency out there.
Multisig is a very hot topic among developers, including Bitcoin developers. BlockCypher is way ahead of the curve on that front, as they have a multisig APi in place since the end of June 2014. This allows for the implementation of multisig for your application in under an hour.
You can find out more about BlockCypher’s Multisig API by clicking here.
When it comes to using a platform such as BlockCypher, it’s very important to have all sorts of documentation at your fingertips, just in case you’d need to look something up. Have no fear, as plenty of documentation is provided by BlockCypher, which you can find here.
In order to start using BlockCypher’s cloud platform, you will need a User Token. These User Tokens can be requested via email, and from what I can gather, appear to be completely free of charge. How awesome is that?
You can request your BlockCypher User Token here :
On the same page, you will also find some more information about the co-founders of BlockCypher. I am very pleased to see Catheryne Nicholson as a co-founder of such an ingenious project. We really need more females in the world of Crypto if you ask me.
One more fact before we finish up this article. In yesterday’s article, I mentioned how we will try and get in touch with BlockCypher about getting an interview done. This morning , I found this message as a reply on yesterday’s article:
“ The fine folks at BlockCypher would be happy to grant you an interview. =) If you’d like to wait until we have finished the port, you’ll see why it will give Uro a huge advantage.”
8:26 p.m., Thursday July 17
We at CryptoArticles will gladly wait until the port is done, as we are keeping a close eye on the Uro developments anyway. This could be a major deal for both parties, and we would be honored to post an article and an interview about it!
BlockCypher website : http://www.blockcypher.com/
BlockCypher on Twitter : https://twitter.com/BlockCypher
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