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Thursday, October 28, 2021

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PRO TALK (API): API Design in Fintech: Challenges and Opportunities for next-gen APIs
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Jeremy Glassenberg
Jeremy Glassenberg
Docusign, Product Leader, APIs

After years of fintech companies site-scraping bank websites, we’re finally seeing APis. Plaid now lets you go to Chase bank directly, log in, and get secure, reliable, API access. And as those much needed APIs came, the industry now has several “decacorns” and a longer list of unicorns.Fintech APIs came later than others, but experienced a growth spurt shocking even to the tech industry. And while we’ve seen well-designed APIs that adopted good standards already present, differences and inconsistencies between Fintech APIs show that these APIs aren’t at the quality they could be. Fintech API businesses are debating internally what standards and designs work best - formats, user representations, etc - all the while, ensuring security and privacy in APIs where stakes are higher. We’ll highlight differences among successful APIs in the space to identify the open questions that lead to more solid standards for the Fintech space.

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PRO TALK (API): Blockchain for API Developers
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Russell Fustino
Russell Fustino
Algorand, Technical Evangelist

“Blockchain for API Developers”  We are not headed toward the era of Blockchain. We are in it.  See in depth demos on Installing and using the Algorand API SDKs. Are you an API developer and want to learn how to build Blockchain solutions using APIs? If so, this session is for you! New to blockchain? We got you covered on that as well. We will discuss Blockchain basics and use cases for blockchain as well as getting started with Blockchain Developer tools. Blockchain’s usage has now become ubiquitous across all sectors of the economy including: Medical, Charities, Automotive, Telecom, the Food Industry, Voting, Gaming and more. Blockchain’s primary use case is to maintain the integrity of replicated data.  Blockchain is considered one of the Web 3.0 technologies and we will cover how to build blockchain solutions. Algorand is a modern blockchain which creates blocks in under five seconds, with instant transaction finality. It scales to billions of users and is profiled at 1000 transactions per second. You will learn how to use the Java SDK to build Algorand blockchain solutions. Algorand Standard Asset(ASA), Atomic Transfers and Smart Contracts will be covered. In this session you will learn: How to build blockchain solutions using APIs. How-to access tools for Getting Started on Algorand development. How to access developer portal resources including, SDKs, REST APIs, Command Line Tools, Tutorials, Solutions, Getting Started, Articles and... Benefits of Algorand’s Reward and Ambassador programs. Join Russ Fustino, Algorand Developer Advocate, for this informative session on Algorand Blockchain.