The Internet Computer is the fastest and most scalable general-purpose blockchain. It extends the Internet with computation: dapps (smart contracts) can run 100% on the Internet Computer as it can serve web contents directly into browsers. Moreover, end-users can seamlessly and securely interact with dapps on the Internet Computer. In particular, users in general do not need any tokens to use a dapp nor is it necessary for anyone to download blockchain state to verify correctness of transactions because of the Internet Computer’s groundbreaking chain key cryptography. Users can securely authenticate to dapps using Internet Identity, the Internet Computer’s anonymous blockchain authentication framework.
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The Internet Computer protocol will be extended to add smart contracts to Bitcoin. An application of Chain Key cryptography will give each canister their own Bitcoin public key, thus directly integrating the Internet Computer blockchain with the Bitcoin network. In particular, smart contracts on the Internet Computer will be able to hold, send and receive their own Bitcoin.