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Blocks processed

ICP scales horizontally by transparently combining subnet blockchains into one unified blockchain. Subnets process blocks in parallel.

   MB/s block throughput capacity
   parallel subnets



Transactions invoke computations by "actor" smart contracts. Subnets run transactions concurrently, but deterministically

$0.0000022 av. cost/Tx
ETH equivalent Tx/s


Smart contract memory

ICP smart contracts combine WebAssembly bytecode with persistent on-chain memory, with gigabytes available – supporting the creation of truly decentralized systems and services that are 100% on-chain

$0.44 /GB/month

Blockchain Singularity

Today, Web3 really runs on Big Tech's cloud. Blockchains can host tokens, but only tiny amounts of data and compute, and no web.

Tomorrow, blockchains will host it all, and fully decentralize everything, from simple dApps, to billion-user social networks, the metaverse, streaming, games, orderbook exchanges, and enterprise systems.

It's already happening at scale on the first true World Computer: Internet Computer #ICP

Join the movement.

Internet Computer basicsInternet Computer capabilitiesWiki history of the Internet Computer

Proof of Useful Work

The Internet Computer is not a Proof of Stake (PoS) blockchain created by "validator nodes" running on Big Tech's cloud. It is formed by a sovereign network of standardized "node machine" hardware operated by independent parties. To participate, nodes must produce the same number of blocks as others in their cohort, without deviation. In a scheme of Proof-of-Useful-Work (PoUW), replicated smart contract computation is their work, driving optimal efficiency. Nodes form into subnet blockchains, and then into a unified limitless blockchain, using game-changing Chain Key Crypto.

REVIEW ICP TECHNOLOGYLearn more about Proof-of-Useful-Work

Intelligent Blockchain

Traditional blockchains evolve and adapt 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 coordinates those running nodes, or validators, in upgrading their network software. The Internet Computer network, by contrast, runs under the control of an advanced DAO, called the Network Nervous System (or NNS), which acts as the brain of the blockchain, and completely automates and decentralizes processes such as protocol upgrades — removing the need for backroom machinations by insiders, and powering fast and seamless evolution.

REVIEW THE NNSTry the Network Nervous System

Save money storing data in ICP smart contracts

The cost of storing data inside a smart contract (USD)

$79,000,000/ GB per year
$110,000/ GB per year
$5/ GB per year

DAO crypto evolved

Community DAOs that can own
and manage a social network
can now democratize tech

Corporation → algo democracy

DAO BASICSHow to participate (FAQ)

Blockchain operation that's climate friendly

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.

ICP Sustainability reportGet the gist on Medium

A comparison of the energy consumption per transaction between blockchains

The blockchain industry's
Skunk Works

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The DFINITY Foundation is committed to realizing the most disruptive vision in tech: the adoption of public blockchain as a single technology stack that hosts all of humanity’s systems and services.

Extend Bitcoin, Ethereum and other blockchains

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HTTPS outcalls replace oracles

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Internet Identity is your digital identity

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