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This article was published on February 24, 2015

    Two-factor authentication service Authy has been acquired by Twilio

    Two-factor authentication service Authy has been acquired by Twilio
    Owen Williams
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    Owen Williams

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    Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their word Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their words friendlier. In his spare time he codes, writes newsletters and cycles around the city.

    Popular two-factor authentication service Authy, which had over 1 million active users as of November 2014, has today been acquired by Twilio.

    Twilio provides APIs for developers to integrate SMS and voice calls into their apps and says that the Authy acquisition will mean that it can provide a cloud-based API for developers to embed two-factor verification into any application.

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    The company touts 6,000 websites using Authy’s two-factor API, like Coinbase and CloudFlare. It also touted that 500,000 developers registered on Twilio, making the acquisition a great match.

    Authy will continue to provide services at its current website after the acquisition, along with its consumer apps which are available for iOS, Android, Windows and Mac.