It details how services and users communicate through the Internet Computer, and enables the community to create new development tools.

Today marks an important milestone on the Internet Computer’s imminent path to Genesis. The DFINITY Foundation is excited to announce the publication of the Internet Computer Interface Specification — one of the biggest technical documents that we’ve released to date. Detailing the highly technical properties of the Internet Computer platform is among the requirements for Genesis that we announced in December. …


NIDKG is the first core cryptographic innovation behind the decentralized platform to be released.

By Jens Groth, Principal Researcher, DFINITY

The Internet Computer — a revolutionary blockchain computer created by a network of independent data centers running an advanced decentralized protocol — enables developers, organizations, and entrepreneurs to build and deploy secure applications and autonomous software programs. Unlike typical cloud-based or distributed architectures, which operate on proprietary infrastructure or a specific hosting service, the Internet Computer provides an open platform where software and services run directly on the open internet. …


The teams behind funded startups building on the Internet Computer share insights from their experience creating services for the open web.

The open internet holds new promise for entrepreneurs and developers to realize opportunities and business models that previously didn’t exist. Decentralized technologies are enabling talent from around the world to build new services and apps without depending on legacy IT, such as proprietary cloud services, server machines, and database systems. Open economies and marketplaces will emerge, defining a new paradigm for technology startups.

As a result, the startup playbook is being flipped on its head. To examine this moment…


Tech visionaries joined Forbes and DFINITY for a special event to discuss this pivotal moment in the internet’s evolution.

The internet is on the cusp of a game-changing transformation. Emerging decentralized technologies are equipping developers and entrepreneurs to pioneer new business models and services, enabling them to restore an open internet and unlock a new era of opportunity. The coming years will be hugely consequential as this vision becomes real, unleashing a wave of possibilities to rival those of the dot-com and mobile web booms.

The use of blockchain to create a global compute platform is catalyzing this movement. The…


DFINITY is partnering with Hacker Fund and Major League Hacking to equip emerging developers to build on the open internet.

In 2004, Stewart Butterfield and Caterina Fake founded Flickr, an early precursor to today’s photo and video sharing-driven mega applications such as Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Pinterest, etc. Flickr soon experienced an explosion of user growth and needed to buy more and more racks of servers and connect them to scores of networking and storage appliances to meet the new demand. This was before the days of renting technology from server farms owned by technology giants.

Today, it’s unheard of for…


Introducing Candid, a new interface description language developed for the Internet Computer, which enables hosted code to seamlessly integrate

We developed tools to automatically generate UI and perform random testing based on the service description file.

As the DFINITY Foundation works to restore the internet to its free and open roots by launching the Internet Computer, the world’s first web-speed blockchain network with unbounded computational capacity, enhancing the developer experience and providing more options is a constant focus. The Internet Computer hosts software canisters, an evolution of traditional smart contracts that can scale, which bundle WebAssembly bytecode with pages of memory that the code runs inside. …


As the Mercury milestone initializes the decentralization of the Internet Computer’s alpha network, one pivotal year gives way to another.

DFINITY closed out 2020 with a momentous development — we initialized the decentralization of the Internet Computer’s alpha network (aka “mainnet”) on December 18, as per the Mercury milestone, an achievement that enables the Network Nervous System (NNS) to onboard thousands of independent data centers and millions of nodes. …


The Internet Computer’s mainnet is hosted by standardized node machines running across a decentralized network of independent data centers.

“The DFINITY Foundation was founded to pursue a big question: The internet is a decentralized network that connects everyone and everything, but can its functionality also be extended to become the primary computing platform on which humanity builds all of its information systems? In response, we have pursued the building of the Internet Computer to extend the functionality of the public internet using an advanced, novel blockchain network that also eliminates the need for legacy technologies such as cloud services, databases…


A vision for transforming the public internet into a breakthrough computing platform that will renew the creative capacity of the web.

This December marks the initiation of the Mercury milestone, when the Internet Computer finally starts to spin out as part of the public internet. What follows could be the most consequential moment for today’s developers and entrepreneurs, with the internet entering an exciting new era that will offer them opportunities to rival those of the 1990s and early 2000s. …


The Reboot investigates power imbalances in tech to help the public understand how we can build a better web.

The DFINITY Foundation is excited to announce the launch of The Reboot, a new publication that investigates today’s most urgent internet issues to inform the public about network technologies, the data economy, and their effects on society. The publication is rooted in an independent editorial community of journalists, academics, researchers, policy experts, and illustrators who are focused on building a better internet.

The Reboot believes in an internet that is open and free. Today, corporations have consolidated control over our online…

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