The Internet Computer for open internet services, secure software, and DeFi
DFINITY Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Zurich, Switzerland. The company has multiple research centers in Palo Alto, San Francisco, Tokyo, and Zurich. According to the company profile, DFINITY mission is to build, promote, and maintain the Internet Computer. The project was established in 2016 by Dominic Williams.
The Internet Computer is the product and service that extends the functionality of the internet. It will allow the network from connecting billions of people to also providing millions of developers and entrepreneurs with public and global compute platform, which will help in various activities such as build new databases, establish new enterprise systems, and internet services within an open environment.
The foundation will supervise the process, which will include the creation of a development platform by independent data centers around the world using an advanced protocol called ICP.