Extend Bitcoin, Ethereum and other blockchains
Smart contracts process http requests & serve interactive web direct to users
Emit less CO₂
Systems and services running on-chain can be more efficient than traditional IT
Scale mass-market web3 services 100% on-chain (no cloud or servers needed)
Web3 sign-on via WebAuthn: fingerprint sensor, Face ID, etc
Smart contracts sign TXs that run on other blockchains (chain key crypto)
Reverse gas model
Smart contracts pay for their own compute so users can just interact
Smart contracts can connect to outside world through http via consensus
Pre-finalized query TX <200ms, and update TX in <2s
Use any lang that compiles to the VM of the future: Motoko, Rust, C, etc
A governance DAO upgrades and configures the blockchain's nodes daily
Internet Computer nodes are dedicated "node machines" (no cloud instances)
Smart contracts directly send and receive bitcoin, no bridges, just crypto
Smart contract calls (TXs) can be long-running and span multiple blocks
Smart contracts can be invoked by the network and run automatically
"Actor" smart contracts run in parallel, unlocking scaling & solving reentrancy
1000s of web3 services and dapps are already running on the Internet Computer. Most run 100% from the blockchain without need for centralized cloud services and server computers. Explore the ecosystem to get inspired.
Explore the Internet Computer ecosystem
The ICP token
ICP enables participation in network governance, provides a source of fuel for computation, and acts as a store of value.
Start building real Web3
Start a DAO, create a token, build dapps and host assets with the full stack entirely on chain.BUILD REAL WEB3
Engage with the IC community to shape future features, propose new ideas, and ask questions.
Explore concepts, the architecture and technical breakthroughs that enable the IC. Find step-by-step guides such as how to stake your tokens.
Learn how to build on the IC by exploring samples ranging from a simple DEX, to on-chain encrypted storage, NFT minting, and a basic DAO.
The Internet Computer can now securely receive, hold, and send bitcoins through direct integration with the Bitcoin network. Find out how.
Explore Motoko, the native language of the Internet Computer, right in the browser without having to download the SDK