Turn Technologies recently announced an identity verification and mass payments platform through its Turn API. The identity verification platform searches more than 100 billion records across 10,000 databases in less than 10 seconds. Same day, mass payments are connected to 400 million US accounts.
The API economy continues to grow but one impediment to this growth is the friction involved when trying to pay for API access. Smoothing this friction may require a change in the handling of API monetization, something the open-source API Network looks to solve through the use of cryptocurrency.
Google just made it easier for more developers to get paid in more countries around the world. The company expanded how consumers can pay for apps in the Play Store, and added to the number of countries that can sell apps.