The Internet

A public decentralized cloud designed to host the next generation of software and services.
The Internet Computer is a public, decentralized and serverless Third Cloud. A reimagined IT stack that's open, simpler to build on, tamperproof, unstoppable, privacy preserving, and more.
Decentralized application platform

A Decentralized Application Platform with Unbounded Scale

Achieve incredible security, speed, and scale-out capacity in a network setting using concepts pioneered and implemented by DFINITY, including Threshold Relay and the Random Beacon.

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On‑Chain Governance and WebAssembly Support

Discover the DFINITY stack – including on‑chain governance and an instruction layer supporting applications in WebAssembly.

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DFINITY stack illustration


A quickly growing world-class team across many disciplines including cryptography, distributed computing and functional programming.

Dominic Williams

President & Chief Scientist

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 Hanke

Chief Research Officer

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 Camenisch

Head of Research, Director of Zurich Research Lab

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.

Timo Hanke
Chief Research Officer
Jan Camenisch
Head of Research, Director of Zurich Research Lab
Mahnush Movahedi
Senior Research Scientist
Gregory Neven
Senior Researcher
Jens Groth
Principal Researcher
Yvonne-Anne Pignolet
Senior Researcher
David Derler
Manu Drijvers

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!

Where to Meet Us

Joachim Breitner: Inspection Testing
Lohmann & Birkner Health Care Consulting GmbH, Berlin

Our Research Centers

DFINITY office in Palo Alto
Palo Alto
DFINITY office in Zurich
Research at Stanford

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.

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