Programmable bank account for software developers

#2 Product of the WeekApril 12, 2017



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Victor Pinho@vict_r · Founder at Rapigo (
We'll soon hear "I've lost all my money due to a bug in my code" stories
Louw Hopley
@louwhopley · Founder/CEO of
@vict_r We've built in a sandbox to play around and test with before using your code on real money :) we're also busy working on a system to prevent the user from accidentally transferring money
Trent Bigelow@trentbigelow · Cofounder @
@louwhopley let me know when you support US startup customers! Looks very cool.
Will Brennan@wfb · Designer
I'm rooting for you guys
Naomi Assaraf@nassaraf · CMO, Technophile, pancake lover.
@wfb cute
Rindra Rajaonarivony@rajrindra · Senior Design Technologist, Jiff
I can't wait to run while (root.account.balance > 0) { root.add(10000) }
Deandre Durr☀️@dredurr · Growth Hacker
I have absolutely no idea what this is suppose to be doing. How can I code in money? This is going to need a detailed explanation. Your web page does not do a good job of explaining Root either.
Louw Hopley
@louwhopley · Founder/CEO of
@dredurr Hey, Root is a bank account that has full API access, so you can use code to manage your money (send transfers, create new virtual cards, categorize transactions, etc)
Davis@_davisnz · Founder at Digital Mix Agency
@dredurr This is exactly how I felt
Darryl Wright@punkscience · President, Punk Science Studios Inc.
@dredurr I think the reason I know what this was intuitively is because I've thought about how it should exist so often. I hope you're going to bring it to Canada.
Alexander Kehaya@afkehaya · Entrepreneur /
@_davisnz @dredurr I felt the same way... Would be good to have some kind of explainer video...
Mike Metelerkamp@mike_met · Clandestine Insights
Great to see a local Cape Town startup crushing the number 1 spot 🇿🇦