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’s 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. The network will connect users, developers and entrepreneurs with public and global compute platform, which will unlock various activities such as building 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.
According to Crunchbase, DFINITY raised 166,9 million USD from notable investors including Andreassen Horowitz and Polychain.