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Published on Aug 16, 2019
President & Chief Scientist of DFINITY, Dominic Williams, conceived of the project after realizing that a sequence of random numbers could be used to power a consensus algorithm that secured a large scale computing network.
The notion of a blockchain hosted computer became more interesting than in-game currency. Around the same time,
This highly performant blockchain computer, now referred to as The Internet Computer, or Cloud 3.0, could solve many of the problems that Dominic had experienced while developing a massively multiplayer online computer game. Traditional IT systems are extremely complex, and involve numerous proprietary technologies. This new computer could hide all implementation details behind a virtual machine, enabling the developer to focus on what a system does, not how to implement it.