What is it?
Currencylayer provides an easy-to-integrate REST API with real-time and historical exchange rates for 168 world currencies and precious metals, delivered in universally usable and easily parseable JSON format, and compatible with any application.
Who runs it?
The currencylayer API is a product built and maintained by apilayer, an Austrian technology company aiming to build a variety of reliable programming interfaces (APIs) and make them affordable for developers and startups.
The online Forex API market is divided into two sections: Inexpensive, but unreliable open-source projects, and overpriced, but well-performing "Enterprise-class" APIs.
Currencylayer aims to combine the strengths of both into one superior product - delivering highly accurate, reliable and consistent currency exchange rates through a closely monitored API, making it available to small-scale businesses and startups, and conveniently low priced for larger companies.