Internet Computer: Open source collective computing platform

Internet Computer: Open source collective computing platform

Internet Computer: Open source collective computing platform

Today, we'll explore another cool open source project from the DeFi World called "Internet Computer".

In short words, "Internet Computer" is a project of open source collective computing platform built by the DFINITY Foundation, to solve some of the main problems faced by the Traditional internet of nowadays.

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And as usual, before going into technical details on the current topic of "Internet Computer", is worth the reminder of, our last related post of DeFi World, which deals with a similar project, that is, on a planetary and decentralized scale, called "Filecoin". And that can be briefly described as follows:

“A peer-to-peer network that stores files, with built-in financial incentives to ensure files are stored reliably over time. Filecoin's mission is to create a decentralized, efficient, and robust foundation for humanity's information.

"Filecoin" as an open source solution, can help us not depend on proprietary, closed and commercial solutions such as DropBox and Mega on our free and open Operating Systems, such as, our GNU / Linux Distros. "

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Internet Computer: Project to improve the current Internet

Internet Computer: Project to improve the current Internet

What is Internet Computer?

According to official website of the DFINITY Foundation, said project can be described as follows:

"The "Internet Computer" is an open source project that seeks to expand the functionality of the current public Internet, so that it can host backend software, transforming it into a global computing platform. So developers can create websites, business computing systems, and Internet services, installing their code directly on the public Internet, and without using server computers and commercial cloud services.

Thus, allowing systems to be built directly on the Internet and addressing, mitigating or solving the serious problems that have plagued Information Technologies online for a long time, such as the security of the systems, the availability of a means to invest and undoing the growing monopolization of Internet services, relationships with users and their data, and how to return the Internet to its creative, innovative and permissionless roots. "

Advantages and benefits of its implementation


Its creators assume that, because the project "Internet Computer" hosts its native software (Operating System + Applications) within a unstoppable tamper-proof environment, that is, a decentralized network on the Internet, this allows the creation of systems that do not depend on firewalls, backup systems and failover, to ensure their security and good operation.

And they assure that, "Internet Computer" will improve the interoperability between different systems, making their interaction as simple as a function call. In addition to, achieve an automated improvement in memory use, and achieve the elimination of the need for traditional files, thus allowing organizations to do without independent infrastructures such as database servers.


In short, all these and advantages allow the Internet software systems are completely autonomous and address today's security challenges, while dramatically reducing the exorbitant complexity and cost of IT. What in practice translates into:

  1. Being able to create 'open' versions of major internet services, such as social media websites or SaaS business services, that run as part of the fabric of the internet itself.
  2. Obtain new open services that can offer users much higher guarantees on the treatment of data handled by similar closed solutions.
  3. Share user data and functionalities more easily with other internet services through permanent APIs that can never be revoked.

I'm more, eliminates "platform risk" and allows a dynamic and collaborative expansion of the ecosystem, in such a way that mutualized network effects are generated that favors competition with the monopolies of the Technological Giants of the World Internet (GAFAM), providing tremendous new opportunities to entrepreneurs and investors.


La DFINITY Foundation describes that the "Internet Computer":

“It is made up of an advanced decentralized protocol called ICP (Internet Computer Protocol) running independent data centers around the world to combine the power of individual computers in a seamless, unstoppable universe where native Internet software is hosted and run with same security guarantees as smart contracts. And that also integrates with Internet standards, such as DNS, and can serve user experiences directly to web browsers and smartphones."

Associated cryptocurrency

Finally, it is worth noting that this DeFi World Open Source Project is related to Criptomoneda called equally ICP (Internet Computer Protocol). Which is currently part of the Check these top 10 of main cryptocurrencies by market capitalization, standing next to other recognized ones, such as XRP, Dogecoin (DOGE) and Cardano (ADA). Even reaching, in certain opportunities to occupy up to the fourth place of the Check these top 10.

Learn More

To delve a little more about this DeFi World Open Source Project called "Internet Computer" you can explore the Frequently asked questions (Faq) section from their official website, which is completely in English, their official website at GitHub and its official website for the Block Explorer.

And in case you want to explore a little more about the PROJECT and cryptocurrency ICP (Internet Computer Protocol) associated, we recommend you visit any of these other unofficial links:

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We hope this "useful little post" about «Internet Computer (Computador de Internet)», which is a project of open source collective computing platform built by the DFINITY Foundation, to solve some of the main problems facing the traditional Internet today; is of great interest and utility, for the entire «Comunidad de Software Libre y Código Abierto» and of great contribution to the diffusion of the wonderful, gigantic and growing ecosystem of applications of «GNU/Linux».

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