Blockchain web services company, BlockCypher has announced new option of using Ethereum with its web services. This enable companies to build applications using the Ethereum Protocol without having to run blockchain infrastructure, making BlockCypher able to offer both Ethereum and Bitcoin APIs on the same platform.
CEO and Co-founder of BlockCypher, Catheryne Nicholson explained: “After becoming the leading blockchain web services provider for Bitcoin, we are now doing the same for Ethereum. The services we provide are compatible across all blockchains. This gives developers an easy way to develop once and support multiple of them.”
This beta release includes Ethereum account, balance, and transaction APIs. Together, they enable getting information about the Ethereum blockchain – such as height, time/hash of the latest block, balance – and building Ethereum transactions. Support for Ethereum on BlockCypher’s block explorer as well as more complex web services is set to.
Eric Piscini, a principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP, commented: “BlockCypher’s Ethereum APIs give us the ability to deliver differentiated blockchain solutions for our clients. Integrating the capabilities of Ethereum onto a demonstrated platform and our industry experience give us the ability to offer client solutions across many blockchains.”
Other web services offered by BlockCypher include a Confidence Factor for predictive analytics on unconfirmed transactions, double-spend WebHook, Microtransaction API for on-blockchain micropayments, and a Data Endpoint to record documents on the blockchain. Now users can benefit from building Ethereum’s smart-contract capabilities which BlockCypher’s API hopes to simplify.
Bill Barhydt, CEO and Founder of Abra, remarked: “BlockCypher’s dedication to customers’ needs and the strength of their platform is a major benefit for us. This latest Ethereum release further demonstrates their strong commitment to reliably supporting any blockchain.”