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Bill's tweet made me see a potential Stripe-Plaid merger in a new light

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  1. Access to fast, flexible financing to grow your business

    Recall what online credit card transactions still involve. Think of Stripe's API as an online, centralized version of a physical credit card terminal for accepting and distributing payments. They have achieved international scale with it and are one of the (if not the) fastest growing transaction networks of this size. Stripe also has a Capital arm that already uses banks to underwrite/provide credit lines to...
  2. Infrastructure that powers financial technology by enabling applications to connect with users' bank accounts.

    Plaid is a transaction network that connects over 11,000 banks and the accounts at those banks through a highly functional and easy to use API. Stripe's core business is also a transaction network, but one that connects all major credit cards through again a highly functional and easy to use API. Both Stripe and Plaid connect millions of merchants and consumers through online and mobile transactions on their APIs....