The Internet Computer is a tamperproof open cloud platform created by data centers that are running the secure ICP protocol. Upon this Internet cloud and the unique framework for software it provides, you can easily build and host new systems and services that are hackproof and unstoppable. The development of systems and services, and interoperability and scaling, are greatly simplified, cutting real world costs and time to market. Moreover, there's support for "autonomous software" that can be used to create a new kind of open internet service. We want the public Internet to be the computer and OS you build on...
DFINITY is developing the ICP protocol (Internet Computer Protocol) that makes it possible for independent data centers to combine the capacity of millions of standardized computers to add native, universal, secure and seamless serverless cloud functionality to the Internet - in much the same way TCP/IP protocols combine private networks to provide the public Internet connectivity we rely on today. Adding cloud functionality to the Internet using a secure crypto-based protocol provides a tamperproof environment where hackproof and unstoppable software can be created. The objective of the DFINITY project is to enable the Internet to natively host the world's next generation of software systems, mass market Internet services, and data.
A quickly growing world-class team across many disciplines including cryptography, distributed computing and functional programming.
Dominic is a crypto theoretician and entrepreneur. His recent research includes Threshold Relay and PSC chains, Validation Towers and Trees, and USCIDs, and he proposes new ideas such as "The 3 E's of Sybil Resistance". Previously he ran a venture-backed MMO game using his own distributed systems that hosted millions of users.
Timo was once a Professor of Mathematics and Cryptography at Aachen University in Germany but got into Bitcoin. In 2013 he created AsicBoost to reduce the gate count on Bitcoin mining chips and increase the efficiency of Bitcoin mining by 20-30% that has since become a standard in large-scale mining operations.
Jan is a leading scientist and has published over 120 widely cited papers in the areas of privacy and cryptography. Previously, he spent 19 years as Principal Research Staff Member at IBM, where he co-invented Identity Mixer, a unique cryptographic protocol for authentication. He is a Fellow of IEEE and IACR and has received many awards for his work.
Our core R&D and Operations teams are growing fast. DFINITY has attracted some of the industry’s foremost minds to work on a completely new stack for the Cloud 3.0.
Come and join us to build the future of distributed computing!
DFINITY currently operates offices in Palo Alto and Zurich. For open positions in both locations, please visit our Jobs page.
We support research activities. DFINITY contributes to the Stanford Center for Blockchain Research, runs a scholarship and grant program and supports other initiatives close to academia.