What Is Peer-To-Peer?

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The IT world witnesses two significant types of network architectures: the client server-network and the peer-to-peer network. Hence, peer-to-peer network architecture came into existence. What Is Peer-To-Peer Network?

Identiq, a privacy-friendly fraud prevention startup, secures $47M at Series A

TechCrunch

Fraud prevention is big business, which is slated to be worth $145 billion by 2026, ballooning by eightfold in size compared to 2018. Identiq takes a different, more privacy-friendly approach to fraud prevention, without having to share a customer’s data with a third-party.

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Looking to emulate Venmo, JoomPay preps a Euro launch for easy bill splitting and cash payments

TechCrunch

JoomPay , a startup with a similar product to PayPal-owned Venmo in the U.S., is set to launch in Europe shortly after being granted a Luxembourg Electronic Money Institution (EMI) license. The app allows people to send and receive money with anyone, instantly and for free.

Booming edtech M&A activity brings consolidation to a fragmented sector

TechCrunch

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to force teachers, students and parents to adopt new technologies, edtech’s total addressable market has massively grown in the last several months. Content, to an extent, is commoditized.

With investors expecting a Latin American cryptocurrency boom, Mexico’s Bitso raises $62 million

TechCrunch

Six years after the launch of the Mexico-based cryptocurrency exchange and financial services platform Bitso , the company revealed it has closed on $62 million in financing to capitalize on the cryptocurrency boom investors expect to hit Latin America. .

Key Takeaways From Startup Grind Global

Entrepreneurs' Organization

After the Startup Grind Global conference, he took time to reflect on the lessons he learned from the many early-stage entrepreneurs he spoke with. EO is a peer-to-peer learning organization , so it made perfect sense to offer free mentoring sessions to conference attendees who wished to spend time with an entrepreneur. After 20 sessions, over two intense back-to-back days, I took away many lessons that I am excited to implement.

Top Four Survival Tips for Small Business Owners

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Every day—perhaps every hour—you feel forced to reset your expectations, your goals and your strategy. Entrepreneurs jump in to offer solutions.”. Before you tackle the problems at hand, take time to reflect on your core purpose. Ask yourself: Are there new ways for you to support your goals? Companies from various industries refocus production to make face masks. Now is the time to double down on those valuable star employees and loyal customers.

3 key ingredients for successful remote work

Entrepreneurs' Organization

The global coronavirus pandemic has forced a widespread shift to remote work. Around the world, parents struggle to find a quiet space to work, professionals battle with technology, and employers assess the safest way forward. . Keep them to 20 or less.

Enlist collaborators. Everyone is invited. Fireside Chat 3

Ecosystem Builder Hub

Social Venturers is launching a series of Fireside Chats to discuss what makes ecosystem builders effective. Every two weeks from September 10th until December 3rd, they are hosting peer-to-peer knowledge sharing sessions and you are invited! #3

ErudiFi raises $5 million Series A to give students in Southeast Asia more education financing options

TechCrunch

Based in Singapore, ErudiFi wants to help more students in Southeast Asia stay in school by giving them affordable financing options. Interest rates and repayment terms vary between institutions, but can be as low as 0%, with loans payable in 12 to 24 months.

Lydia raises another $86 million to build a European financial super app

TechCrunch

He joined Accel as a venture partner in July and he’s going to join Lydia’s board of directors. Shortly after, Braintree acquired peer-to-peer payment app Venmo. Jhawar believes that peer-to-peer payments represent the beginning of a long-term consumer relationship.

Live the Values. Fireside Chat 4

Ecosystem Builder Hub

Social Venturers is launching a series of Fireside Chats to discuss what makes ecosystem builders effective. Every two weeks from September 10th until December 3rd, they are hosting peer-to-peer knowledge sharing sessions and you are invited! #4

Foster Inclusive Conversations. Fireside Chat 2

Ecosystem Builder Hub

Social Venturers is launching a series of Fireside Chats to discuss what makes ecosystem builders effective. Every two weeks from September 10th until December 3rd, they are hosting peer-to-peer knowledge sharing sessions and you are invited! #2

Road trippers can rejoice as RVshare raises over $100 million to grow its RV rental business

TechCrunch

As continentally confined Americans look for domestic vacation options that won’t expose them to too much risk of infection from the pandemic that’s still raging across the country, the RV rental company RVshare has raised more than $100 million to capitalize on its historic opportunity.

Connect people. Fireside Chat 5

Ecosystem Builder Hub

Social Venturers is hosting a series of Fireside Chats to discuss what makes ecosystem builders effective. Every two weeks from September 10th until December 3rd, they are hosting peer-to-peer knowledge sharing sessions and you are invited! #5

Umba, a digital bank for emerging markets, raises $2M Seed funding to expand across Africa

TechCrunch

Currently operating in Kenya and Nigeria, Umba offers a digital financial service alternative to legacy African banks. Its mobile app gives customers a free checking account, free instant peer-to-peer money transfers, lending, deposits, BillPay and cash back.

Put Entrepreneurs Front and Center. Fireside Chat 1

Ecosystem Builder Hub

Social Venturers is launching a series of Fireside Chats to discuss what makes ecosystem builders effective. Every two weeks from September 10th until December 3rd, they are hosting peer-to-peer knowledge sharing sessions and you are invited! #1

Joompay launches its bill-splitting payment app across Europe to take on TransferWise and others

TechCrunch

Joompay , a startup with an iOS and Android app similar to Venmo and TransferWise, has now launched in Europe after obtaining a Luxembourg Electronic Money Institution (EMI) license. The app allows people to send and receive money with anyone, instantly and for free.

Public Speaking Essentials

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Sure, business owners and entrepreneurs aren’t required to deliver keynote presentations at large conferences or launch side careers as inspirational speakers. But being able to deliver a polished, concise and heartfelt message to an audience greater than the people at your dinner table can make for better sales pitches and company-wide updates. Ready to become a better public speaker? TED Talks are a great place to start.

Your path to happiness & success: 3 ways to hack your daily habits

Entrepreneurs' Organization

They become successful by establishing the habit of doing things unsuccessful people don’t like to do.” – William Makepeace Thackeray An iPhone starts ringing, startling me out of my deep sleep. I start replying quickly, wanting to get as much accomplished as possible.

Getaround tops up $25M debt financing to its $140M Series E

TechCrunch

Silicon Valley peer-to-peer car rental startup Getaround has secured a $25 million loan from Horizon Technology Finance Corporation. Getaround’s raise signals that the company is looking for new ways to secure cash without further diluting executives or investors.

EO Entrepreneurs Share Strategies for Failure-Proofing Small Business

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Before diving into entrepreneurship, wouldn’t it be ideal to tap into the knowledge of experienced, thriving business owners for advice on failure-proofing a new business? We asked members of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) , a global, peer-to-peer network of 14,000-plus influential business owners, what lessons they wish they’d known to ensure ongoing success before starting their companies. Get to revenue as fast as possible. Listen to the market.

Why PRISM May Herald a New Golden Age for P2P

Tomasz Tunguz

But should a large wave of privacy sentiment sweep the country, the natural response to cloud software would be an evolution towards peer-to-peer. Peer-to-peer communication fragments data storage amongst clients without the need for storage on a central server. A huge wave in the early 2000s, peer-to-peer communication has become less visible of late.

An Invitation to Explore and Adopt “Capitalism With Care”

Entrepreneurs' Organization

During the Great Recession of 2008-10, Kent guided dozens of CEOs and their companies successfully through the crisis and positioned them to capitalize on the economic expansion that followed. to learn how our collective behavior toward planet Earth played a role in the COVID-19 pandemic. It doesn’t need to be that way, and Capitalism With Care is the most effective business model to both elevate humanity and simultaneously protect our planet.

Advancing your business with the help of an accelerator

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

When emerging entrepreneur David Davila started to develop his idea of a family business selling coffee, one of his friends recognized that he had a great idea and encouraged him to apply to Union Kitchen, a startup accelerator in the United States. area, partner with entrepreneurs to establish a cohesive concept that is successful in local markets, before scaling regionally. Connect with your peers. Don’t worry about trying to reinvent the wheel.

Helping Big Get Small - Why I invested in Orchard's effort to help institutions participate in online lending

This is going to be BIG.

This creates a large opportunity for companies who see consumer trends and understand enterprises well enough figure out what it will take to get them to participate. This is essentially the bet that Box has made relative to Dropbox. Online lending, specifically peer to peer, is one of those markets. I''m excited to have made an investment through Brooklyn Bridge Ventures alongside Spark and Canaan in their initial round.

How Flexible Thinking Can Help Your Small Business Thrive During COVID-19

Smart Hustle Magazine

If you don't want to miss when registration opens up, sign up for our newsletter. And it's even scarier when you need to make a shift in your small business. In a short but powerful talk with Elizabeth, she explained that flexibility is necessary not just to survive but also to thrive.

The NYC Helium Network

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

As many of you know, Helium is a peer to peer low bandwidth wireless network that anyone can run a hotspot for. The Helium network in NYC is already 133 hotspots strong and the map of lower Manhattan looks like this: If you would like to buy a Helium hotspot and start earning Helium tokens you can do that here. This is token incentive economics at work in building out wireless infrastructure and I am excited to watch this happen.

Teen banking service Step raises $50M, adds TikTok star Charli D’Amelio to investor list

TechCrunch

Step , a mobile banking service aimed at teens , announced this morning it has raised $50 million in Series B funding after growing to over 500,000 users only two months after its official launch. To date, Step has raised over $75 million. Being able to extend credit to these folks.

Haven

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

The idea behind Haven is: Finally, people anywhere in the world can connect directly to each other using their mobile devices and trade privately with no credit cards, no banks, and no tech companies tracking their activities, or charging listing and transaction fees. . Over 250,000 nodes have been created by people using this peer-to-peer network since the release of version 2.0 If you want to check out Haven, you can do that here.

Chief community officer is the new CMO

TechCrunch

Despite this nebulous, disconnected reality, companies are paying more attention to various channels as remote work and digital communication powers our days. To be a startup aiming to disrupt a category that still has a tone of gray in it comes with its own challenges.

Singapore-based open finance startup Finantier gets backing from Y Combinator

TechCrunch

Being “underbanked” doesn’t mean that someone lacks access to financial services. Finantier , a Singapore-based open finance startup, wants to streamline that data with a single API that gives financial services access to user data, with their consent.

Second Stage Companies: What’s All the Buzz About?

Carol Lauffer

At a recent InBIA conference, I found an overwhelming response to our session on the topic of programming for second stage companies. Directing economic development efforts at second stage companies can have a tremendous impact on the growth of these companies and the economic benefits to a community. Second stage businesses must expand their market and their teams, and of course, obtain capital to support their growth.

Are You a Leader or a Laggard?

Entrepreneurs' Organization

GS1 US, an information standards organization that helps brands identify their products for commerce, recently surveyed more than 500 entrepreneurs to identify best practices to achieve sustained success. The results are presented in “Charting the Growth Journey: From Product to Profitable Business.”. Explore the results to determine if your brand will lead the pack or stay in a holding pattern. Are you prepared to think big?

A Simple Conversation Can Improve Employee Performance

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Investing in your employees also happens to be a great way to invest in your business. At the end of some workdays, one of my foremen would return to our yard with dirty tools and equipment just tossed in the back of his truck. It was time to have a conversation. When I sat down with the foreman, I highlighted two concerns: First, when concrete dries, it’s almost impossible to remove from tools. Take these steps to create a coaching plan.

Curtsy, a clothing resale app aimed at Gen Z women, raises $11 million Series A

TechCrunch

Curtsy , a clothing resale app and competitor to recently IPO’d Poshmark, announced today it has raised $11 million in Series A funding for its startup focused on the Gen Z market. To date, Curtsy has raised $14.5 This system, so far, appears to be working.

Brainly raises $80M as its platform for crowdsourced homework help balloons to 350M users

TechCrunch

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a major upswing in virtual learning — where some schools have gone (and stayed) remote, and others have incorporated significantly stronger online components in order to help communities maintain more social distancing.