Introduction to Internet Computer Protocol (ICP) Blockchain
The Internet Computer is a general-purpose blockchain that hosts canister smart contracts. It is designed to provide a World Computer that can replace traditional IT and host a new generation of Web 3.0 services and applications that run solely from the blockchain, without the need for traditional IT. It can also play the role of Web 3.0 orchestrator, by interacting with other blockchains.
It has a completely unique design that reflects a ground-up rethink of blockchain architecture and the application of modern cryptography, which can be traced back to 2015. It was built by the largest ongoing R&D effort in crypto, which has employed many notable cryptographers, computer science researchers and engineers. The blockchain underwent genesis in May 2021 and became part of the public internet.
See more at Introduction to ICP.
Overview: ICP Blockchain and ICP Ecosystem
For Users: Getting Started with ICP
For Node Providers: Joining ICP Network
For ICP Community: Participating in ICP
For ICP Researchers: Deep Dive into ICP
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