Introduction to the Course

Become familiar with Marqeta and its Core API.

Marqeta is a modern card issuing and transaction processing platform that allows companies to launch and scale card programs to meet their business needs. It streamlines business payments because it works with card networks and issuing banks in order to issue cards, authorize transactions, and communicate with settlement entities.

Marqeta alleviates the need to deal directly with a traditional bank. Instead, it takes care of the back-end payment technology and works with banks to process payment transactions. This allows businesses to offer payment card products to their customers.

What is Marqeta’s Core API?

Marqeta’s Core API is a RESTful interface that’s used to create and manage payment card programs. It supports webhooks to provide real-time updates about events in a program. For example, the occurrence of a transaction, changes in a card’s state, actions performed through cards, among others. In this course, we’ll learn how to use Marqeta’s core API to create a simple payment card program.

This course is designed for anyone who wants to explore and integrate payment card systems and their functionalities. It’ll provide an understanding of Marqeta’s Core API’s various endpoints with some hands-on examples.

The features of Marqeta’s Core API enable users to manage card programs for their businesses. These features include the ability to issue cards and process card payments.

To be successful in this course, it’s important to have a basic understanding of the following requirements:

  • The Python programming language
  • Django—a Python-based free and open-source web framework