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Blockchains and APIs Have a Bright Future Together

Published: 26 May 2017

ID: G00323942

Analyst(s): Ray Valdes, Kristin Moyer , Paolo Malinverno


CIOs should expect APIs to become a key part of the next generation of blockchain technology. This development will be necessary as blockchain solutions grow more complex, connect to third-party data sources and require more interoperability with other blockchain platforms.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction to Blockchains, APIs and the API Economy
  • Current Status of Blockchains and APIs
    • Recommendations
  • The Future of Blockchains and APIs
    • Recommendations
  • Integration and Interoperability
    • Recommendation

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