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How it worksInternet Computer Blockchain Overview

Internet Computer Blockchain Overview

The last original Layer 1 blockchain project has launched a revolutionary public network that provides a limitless environment for smart contracts that run at web speed, serve web, scale, and reduce compute costs by a million times or more. Build everything from DeFi, to mass market tokenized social media services that run on-chain, or extend Ethereum dapps.

The Internet Computer was launched and open-sourced on May 10th 2021 by the DFINITY Foundation.

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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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Direct Integration with Bitcoin

Direct Integration with Bitcoin

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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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