Understanding payments

The payments ecosystem is complicated. But FastCompany constructed an illuminating diagram walking through a typical payments flow that I’ve copied here. Just look at all those steps!

Simplifying this complexity is the opportunity for many startups like Stripe, Dwolla and others.

Published 2012-10-05 in


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