Today, we are excited to announce the launch of Ben’s Platform API, a new self-serve API built on top of Ben that will enable anyone to add a cryptocurrency wallet (among other things) to any product or service. We believe this is going to be an important new resource for the ecosystem and a big step towards achieving our mission at Ben of providing consumers with easy access to cryptocurrency use cases.
Through our new Platform API, developers can leverage Ben’s core features to help gain adoption of their product and to plug into the global economy that cryptocurrencies enable. This includes the ability to onboard users into their Bitcoin and Ether wallets (with support for ERC-20 tokens), create tailored lessons and send updates via push notifications, and programmatically airdrop tokens into your users’ wallets.
Benefits for centralized and decentralized applications alike.
Existing centralized networks already have large user bases and functioning economies but many are looking to plug into decentralized networks or create new tokenized offerings. Decentralized applications (dApps), as well as utility and security tokens, offer new and unique business models and products built on the blockchain. However, would-be users often face an arduous and complicated setup process before they are even able to get started, which we see as a major barrier to entry. Ben enables all of these use cases with just a few lines of code.
We are currently reviewing use cases for early access to our product. Go to our Platform API page to tell us about your use case or what you are working on.