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How it worksDirect Integration with Bitcoin

Direct Integration with Bitcoin

The Internet Computer protocol will be extended to add smart contracts to Bitcoin. An application of Chain Key cryptography will give each canister their own Bitcoin public key, thus directly integrating the Internet Computer blockchain with the Bitcoin network. In particular, smart contracts on the Internet Computer will be able to hold, send and receive their own Bitcoin.

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Internet Computer Blockchain Overview

Internet Computer Blockchain Overview

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Chain Key Cryptography

Chain Key Cryptography

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Motoko Smart Contract Language

Motoko Smart Contract Language

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Network Nervous System: Internet Computer Blockchain Governance

Network Nervous System: Internet Computer Blockchain Governance

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Noninteractive Distributed Key Generation

Noninteractive Distributed Key Generation

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Internet Identity: Anonymizing Blockchain Authentication System

Internet Identity: Anonymizing Blockchain Authentication System

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Internet Computer Consensus

Internet Computer Consensus

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Peer-to-Peer Layer

Peer-to-Peer Layer

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Resumption

Resumption

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Blockchain Protocol Upgrade

Blockchain Protocol Upgrade

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Message Routing

Message Routing

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Canister smart contract lifecycle

Canister smart contract lifecycle

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Certified Variables

Certified Variables

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Threshold ECDSA Signing

Threshold ECDSA Signing

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Ingress Message Lifecycle

Ingress Message Lifecycle

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State Synchronization

State Synchronization

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