Introduction to Internet Computer

In these brief sessions, you’ll grasp the essentials of the Internet Computer and its distinctive features, gaining insights into its unique contributions to decentralized computing.


The Internet Computer (ICP) is a decentralized protocol that powers the public software development platform created by a network of independent data centers, enabling Web3 services to run 100% on-chain. being the only protocol on top of which developers can build and users can enjoy fully decentralized applications. ICP ditches corporate cloud, insecure bridges and expensive oracles.

The Internet Computer Protocol (ICP) is a secure and transparent blockchain-based network that can be used to host data and programs. Programs and their data hosted on ICP are referred to as decentralized applications, often abbreviated to dapps.

The Internet Computer (ICP) adds autonomous serverless cloud functionality to the public Internet – making it possible to build almost any system or service entirely on a decentralized network using “canister software,” an evolution of smart contracts.

Smart contracts on ICP are referred to as canisters. Canisters are computational units that bundle together both code and state. A canister can define functions that can be called by external services, such as browsers or mobile apps, or that can be called by other canisters.

It allows computers to connect to each other and share information without the need for a central server (AWS, Google Azure, Microsoft Azure…), and combines node machines into highly efficient subnet blockchains, which add capacity for hosting tamperproof canisters.

The idea behind ICP is to allow people to build a new open Internet giving users a better deal. The Internet Computer (IC) realizes the vision of a World Computer.

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