The reins of network governance are firmly in the hands of the broader community, which controls around 60% of the voting power.

Since the Internet Computer underwent “Genesis” and became a public blockchain running at web speed with internet scale, the reins of network governance are firmly in the hands of the broader community, which controls around 60% of the voting power.

As ICP token holders stake tokens to create neurons within the Network Nervous System (NNS), the permissionless governance system that controls the Internet Computer blockchain, they can participate in network governance by using their voting power to vote…


Anyone can participate in the governance of the Internet Computer network and earn rewards by staking ICP utility tokens as voting neurons.

On May 10, the Internet Computer underwent “Genesis” and became a public blockchain, now running at web speed and with internet scale. The Internet Computer was produced by the largest multi-year R&D effort ever undertaken in the industry, which reimagined blockchain from first principles using novel cryptography.

The new architecture of the blockchain is one of many changes from the past. Within the Internet Computer network ecosystem, one community provides the dedicated physical devices (node machines) that host…


Tips and guidance to help you apply for a grant to build dapps, tooling, and infrastructure on the Internet Computer.

On May 25, the DFINITY Foundation announced the launch of a CHF 200 million program to support the Internet Computer Developer Ecosystem, helping to finance the building of dapps, tooling, and infrastructure on the Internet Computer blockchain. One component of the program is the DFINITY Developer Grant Program, which provides non-dilutive funding to entrepreneurs and developer teams building on the Internet Computer.

Many of the teams behind early dapps and tools on the Internet Computer were grant recipients, including DSCVR


A step-by-step guide to confirming that the Internet Identity blockchain authentication system is running the code it is claimed to run.

By Joachim Breitner, Senior Researcher & Engineer | DFINITY

On the Internet Computer, users can use the Internet Identity cryptographic authentication system to log into various dapps, such as the NNS dapp, OpenChat, and others. In doing so, they are trusting this service to take good care of their credentials — but they may want to directly confirm that Internet Identity is really not tracking them.

Is the Internet Identity truly running the code it is claimed to run…


The code details the technical designs, novel protocol math, and cryptography behind the world’s first internet-scale blockchain.

In 2016, the DFINITY Foundation began its mission to extend the internet by developing the Internet Computer, the world’s first web-speed, internet-scale public blockchain, which enables smart contracts to securely serve interactive web content directly into the browsers of end users. The Internet Computer uses smart contracts to power an emerging decentralized ecosystem of interoperable dapps and services.

The Internet Computer’s recent Mercury Genesis launch marks the beginning of this integration with the public internet.

On May 10, following five years of intensive…


The program will award developer grants to teams that are building dapps, tooling, and infrastructure on the Internet Computer.

The development of the decentralized web is creating opportunities for innovation that previously didn’t exist. To foster visionary initiatives in this space, the DFINITY Foundation is today launching the Internet Computer Developer Ecosystem Program, a resource that will help finance the building of dapps, tooling, and infrastructure on the Internet Computer, the world’s first blockchain that runs at web speed and can scale without bound.

The Developer Ecosystem Program, totaling CHF 200 million, is waiting to be deployed to entrepreneurs and…


The dapp shows the potential of tokenization and the advantages of running mass-market open internet services on the Internet Computer.

CanCan is a decentralized video-sharing social networking service that lets people stream and share videos onto their mobile device directly from the internet. The DFINITY Foundation developed the sample dapp to demonstrate the abilities of the Internet Computer, the world’s first blockchain that runs at web speed with unbounded capacity.

CanCan shows how developers can build open, decentralized apps on the Internet Computer that deliver great user experiences. It demonstrates some of the many ways that dapps can use tokenization…


The NNS is the controlling mechanism by which the Internet Computer’s nodes and subnets are organized, tracked, and managed.

By Lara Schmid, Researcher | DFINITY

By combining the compute capacity of node machines run by independent data centers around the world, the Internet Computer hosts smart contracts called canisters that allow developers to deploy interoperable software on the open internet. …


The Internet Identity blockchain authentication system enables you to sign in securely and anonymously to dapps on the Internet Computer.

The Internet Computer is the world’s first truly internet-scale public blockchain. Unlike other blockchains, it can process and store any amount of data. It also hosts smart contracts (blockchain software logic) that run at web speed with vastly higher efficiency than before. These are able to serve interactive web content directly to end-users, again for the first time, enabling a broad range of systems and services to be built entirely on the blockchain in the form of dapps, without dependence…


The Internet Computer replaces usernames and passwords with a more advanced and secure method of cryptographic authentication.

By Björn Tackmann, Team Lead, Research | DFINITY

To understand what identity and authentication mean in the context of the Internet Computer, the world’s first blockchain network that runs at web speed and can increase its capacity without bound, we must first consider how identity and authentication are used with the web today.

When you log into a website, your username is typically either your email address or a string of letters and numbers, which acts as your unique identifier that connects the…

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