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From billion dollar companies to the neighborhood coffee shops, merchants of all sizes are seeking new ways to offer secure and affordable mobile payments systems that expand their ability to conduct business. The PayPal API got its start this way, first with online auctions, then with thousands of websites and individuals. It's now one of over 150 payment APIs, many of which exist outside of traditional finance.
BBVA launched a Banking as a Service platform in Europe before regulations all but compelled such platforms. It is ahead of the curve in the US as well. The company has moved the BBVA Open Platform out of beta, and ready for production environments for uses in the US. The platform is API-based.
Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Healthcare, Cryptocurrency, and Restaurants. Highlights include an API for genotyping and an API for retrieving crime statistics and safety quality by location. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.