Plaid and Visa, PSD2, and the API-first Economy

We dove into why developer experiences are gaining criticality in my last post. Part of the post focused on APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) & use cases they enable. Often referred to as the plumbing beneath the modern application development infrastructure, APIs seem to be everywhere. The $5.3B Plaid acquisition by Visa and the PSD2 mandate enforced in Europe were just the latest high profile examples that shone the spotlights on this. In this post, we dive deeper into an exciting revolution in the Fintech industry and understand the value driven by APIs.

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