Payments NZ, a governance organization that helps oversee New Zealand's payments system, has announced a pilot of two new open banking APIs. One will allow developers to access account data and the other will allow developers to connect directly to banks to make credit payments.
Jonathan Stark's Starbucks card is seeing a lot of use this week. That's because he's sharing it with the whole Internet. Anonymous people are both using and adding money to the card and we can all follow the balance with the Jonathan's Card API or over the tweets which come rolling in once per minute.