What you should know about Dfinity’s new cryptocurrency, the internet computer


Dfinity launched Internet Computers last week. ICP, its cryptocurrency, already has a market capitalization of over $ 30 billion. This article is not about the value of owning ICP or how or why you may or may not want to trade crypto. I’m not going to offer financial advice here. What interests me is how closely Dfinity’s vision, thanks to Ralph Merkle, corresponds to my piece of what life in a decentralized world could be like. In the essay, I would like you to imagine a world powered by decentralized apps (dapps), where currencies are traded on decentralized exchanges (DEXs) and people do business through distributed ledgers (also called blockchains). I also suggest that the future I envisioned you “is literally just a few months away”. I was wrong. It’s happening right now. Or is it?


Jeffrey Rabinowitz