Stripe announced a new Issuing API and Partner Program. Stripe’s new API provides infrastructure for issuing physical and virtual cards via a single API call. The new partner program aims to provide members with documentation and best practices, along with an avenue for promoting integrations.
Of all the markets being impacted by the booming API economy, perhaps none has seen as much activity and innovation as the payments space. The past several years have seen the launch of a number of disruptive and successful API-centric upstarts, including Stripe and Balanced. Meanwhile, entrenched players like PayPal and Verifone have responded with new offerings of their own.