is our future
At last, blockchain is the everything computer.
The Internet Computer is a World Computer blockchain that can host and run a mass market social network, online game, video streaming service, or enterprise system, entirely on the blockchain itself — eliminating the need for centralized IT and cloud services. Hosted smart contract code, which is tamperproof and unstoppable, can scale to process any volume of data and computation, and runs with vastly increased efficiency and speed, while serving web experiences directly to end-users, interacting with Web2 end-points, and trustlessly directing other major blockchains. The decentralized future of compute has begun, and momentum is growing fast.
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Proof of Useful Work
The Internet Computer blockchain is vastly more efficient, but is not a Proof-of-Stake network created by validator nodes running on Big Tech's cloud services. Rather, it is formed by a sovereign network of "node machines" — continuing Satoshi's tradition of combining dedicated hardware owned by independent parties. To participate successfully, nodes must produce the same number of blocks as other machines in their cohort, without deviation. In a scheme of Proof-of-Useful-Work (PoUW), useful smart contract computation is their work. Nodes form into subnet blockchains, and then into a unified limitless blockchain, using game-changing Chain Key Crypto.
Network Nervous System
Traditional blockchains get updated, and evolve, through a painful and cumbersome process. A protocol "hard fork" is developed, and a central group of insiders, working at a foundation, or a corporation, then helps coordinate those running nodes upgrade their network software. The Internet Computer, by contrast, is controlled by an advanced DAO, which is integrated into its protocols, and completely automates and decentralizes node machine protocol upgrades. The network protocol constantly evolves and adapts, without backroom machinations.
Web3 is about democracy
The Internet Computer can run open internet services, such as social networks, that run fully on-chain under the control of community DAOs. End-users can acquire governance tokens and become owners, and become part of industrious virtual teams that drive success. Each open internet service is configured and updated by its own advanced DAO, called a "Service Nervous System," providing full ownership to a community. This can also fundraise from the decentralized ecosystem, enabling communities of developers and users to be successful from anywhere, democratizing access to the tech economy.
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Thanks to the unique architecture and novel cryptography of the Internet Computer blockchain, it can host smart contract software, data, and computation, with levels of efficiency competitive with traditional software that runs on Big Tech's cloud services. Meanwhile, it is currently tens of thousands of times more efficient than the next most efficient blockchain. Web3 projects that incorporate Internet Computer smart contracts can consequently dramatically lower their carbon footprint, and help reduce climate change.
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