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Autonomous cloud
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Blocks processed

   parallel subnets
     MB/s block throughput capacity


Capacity horizontally scales as subnet blockchains are seamlessly combined into one unified blockchain. Blocks and transactions per second are unbounded.

ETH equivalent TX/s



Each transactions invokes an end-point (function) of a canister smart contract hosted on the network. Blockchain subnets run their transactions concurrently, but deterministically.

214,784,364 bytes 5,000,000x 14,184 bytes 12,841 bytes 3,932 bytes 44 bytes
Smart contract data for $1

Memory is $5/GB/year

Each canister smart contract running on ICP can make 64 GB of persistent memory pages available to its bytecode (orthogonal persistence allows data structures to be used like databases).

Cost per instruction

44’ 760’ 000x less expensive than ETH
ETH - $0.00024

AWS-rivalling efficiency

An average ICP transaction executes 6’660’000 instructions compared to ETH’s 83’000, while each instruction is orders of magnitude less expensive due to ICP’s efficiency.

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Today, blockchain hosts tokens, but only tiny amounts of compute.

Tomorrow, blockchain will be an autonomous cloud, and rival traditional IT.

In the future, this public everything stack will eat cloud, and smart contracts will eat software. Enterprise will be unstoppable, and Web3 will run autonomously under DAO control...

It's already happening at scale on the Internet Computer, which is powering a blockchain singularity.

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Community stories

OpenChat raised 1M ICP in 6 hours

Open Chat is an early "open internet service." An SNS DAO assumed control of its smart contracts, and swapped $ICP for its governance tokens, placing its community in control, and creating a powerful community treasury.

See how OpenChat decentralized, fully on-chain

What is an SNS DAO

How to raise funding for an SNS DAO

Relation has grown organically to utilize 67'000 canister smart contracts

Relation is making the social relations of individuals decentralized. Every Soul can mint readable, understandable, programmable SBTs to represent proofs of friendship, affiliations, membership certificate qualifications, and commitments.

Build your Web3 social graph on Relation

ICDex is DeFi 3.0 in the form of a fully on-chain orderbook exchange

Imagine a fully on-chain Coinbase! CeFi-like functionality is now provided by a fully on-chain DEX — the UX, the orderbook, order-matching and AMM. It plans to list all assets using "chain key" crypto, and transition updates to fully decentralized DAO automation.

Find your favorite tokens on ICDex

Disruption in motion

The Internet runs on routing devices

Bitcoin runs on PoW mining rigs

The Internet Computer runs on node machines (PoUW)

Wiki explanation of Proof of Useful Work

Web2 apps are updated by companies

Traditionally, blockchains are updated using protocol forks

The Internet Computer is updated by a fully automated DAO

What is the NNS DAO

  • Web experiences served by smart contracts
  • Web2 APIs processed through consensus
  • Googleable smart contracts

More ICP capabilities

Bitcoin transfers digital gold without intermediaries

Ethereum hosts unstoppable smart contract code

The Internet Computer can execute code on any blockchain and process any asset

Bitcoin on ICP Ethereum on ICP

Transparently sustainable blockchain

Scalability and utility with low carbon cost — the Internet Computer is committed to building green tech, not just making claims about it.

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