Dfinity USA is the company behind the Internet Computer. Its mission is to change the way the internet works. Right now, most of the apps and platforms of the internet make use of centralized server farms. In the eyes of Mr. Dominic Williams, the founder and CEO of Dfinity USA, those server farms are rife with problems. They cause the processing of algorithms to be slow. They concentrate power in the hands of a few companies. The concentration of computing power is also attractive to hackers. Server farms that are in geographically risky areas may incur damage from fires, heavy rain, wind and other natural or man-made catastrophes. By decentralizing applications, platforms and tools, all of these problems can be avoided, argues Mr. Williams.
Dfinity USA’s Internet Computer
In 2016, Dfinity USA launched the Dfinity Computer. More recently, the name was changed to simply “Internet Computer.” The Internet Computer is like the internet itself in that it has many apps and tools that use AI and algorithms to make decisions. The power of it is not concentrated on a server farm. Instead, it uses decentralized nodes. Algorithms and data are packed into canisters. Each node is individually controlled by a person or entity, and each node gets its own algorithms to run. This greatly enhances the speed of data processing. In particular, the Internet Computer is useful for cryptocurrency transactions.
What the Internet Computer Does Now and What It Could Do Soon
Several apps are live on the Internet Computer. One is Fleek. Visitors can access it and start building their own website with drag-and-drop functions and open-source coding. Another service is Origyn. Many people have luxury goods that they got outside of the typical retail market, and Origyn will authenticate it or determine if it is a fake. It also does this for digital art. Distrikt allows users to control the video, images and written content they upload. On CanCan, people can get incentives for sharing videos and participating in discussions. It aims to rival TikTok. An app in the works, OpenChat, offers more privacy than its rival, WhatsApp.