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Welcome to another episode of Category Visionaries — the show that explores GTM stories from tech’s most innovative B2B founders. In today’s episode, we’re speaking with Tom Trowbridge, Co-Founder of Fluence Labs, a Web3 native computing platform that has raised $9 Million in funding.

Here are the most interesting points from our conversation:

  • Addressing Monopolistic Behavior: Fluence Labs aims to counter the monopolistic nature of cloud providers by creating a decentralized, peer-to-peer computing platform that reduces reliance on centralized infrastructure.
  • Solving Central Points of Failure: By distributing computation across multiple nodes globally, Fluence enhances resilience and reduces the risk of service disruptions due to single points of failure.
  • Combating Government Influence: The platform is designed to reduce government control and surveillance over digital infrastructure by decentralizing data and compute operations.
  • Advanced Peer-to-Peer Compute: Fluence offers a peer-to-peer compute network where operations can be performed at multiple locations, improving efficiency and reducing costs.
  • Economic Layer Development: The upcoming economic layer will enable compensation for hosts running computations and for developers creating software, fostering a thriving ecosystem.
  • Composability with Aqua Language: Fluence’s Aqua language simplifies building peer-to-peer applications, allowing developers to assemble applications from pre-existing modules, similar to the Defi ecosystem.

 

Actionable
Takeaways

Decentralize to Reduce Risk:

Implement peer-to-peer networks to minimize reliance on centralized systems, enhancing resilience and reducing risks associated with single points of failure.

Utilize Real-Time Data Processing:

Leverage edge computing to process data close to its source, improving efficiency and performance for applications that handle large volumes of data.

Prepare for Regulatory Challenges:

Recognize the potential for government influence on centralized platforms and consider decentralized solutions to maintain autonomy and reduce censorship risks.

Encourage Modular Development:

Adopt composable application frameworks that allow developers to build and scale applications quickly by reusing and integrating existing modules.

Invest in Economic Incentives:

Develop economic models that incentivize participation in your platform, ensuring that contributors are fairly compensated and motivated to improve the ecosystem.

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