SumUp, a mobile payments rising star, recently announced an API that allows third party apps to accept credit card and cash payments without leaving the app. Prior to the API, SumUp users and customers were required to use the SumUp app in isolation from the merchant app to utilize the slick mobile payments platform.
Mastercard, a company that once warned that the risks of digital currency outweigh the benefits, has released two new blockchain APIs to promote collaboration and innovation in the digital exchange of value. Through its Mastercard Labs arm, Mastercard has indicated the API release is just the start.
Those with Capital One banking or credit card accounts, who also use one of Intuit's many services (e.g. TurboTax, QuickBooks, Mint, etc.) may have an easier time transferring financial data from Capital One to their Intuit service through a new, API-driven partnership recently announced.