Opening Up Its ‘Internet Computer’ To Outside Developers Is Dfinity Demonstrating Its TikTok Clone
Dfinity is finding new pastures with the Internet Computer. TikTok is being challenged by CanCan. Read the details of both these in the following words
The Introduction Of Internet Computer
Appearing in 2018 was Dfinity amid the flurry of investments in the blockchain space raising $ 102 million in funding at a $ 2 billion valuation in the round jointly led by Andreessen Horowitz as well as Polychain Capital with other investors which included KR1. Therefore, they admit that the time has appeared for all intents and purposes while it would be another attempt replacing Ethereum. There is something similar whereas something odd happened when it started behaving like an actual software company.
Without talking about blockchain instead they demonstrated an open social network called LinkedUp which is a sort of open version of LinkedIn. While the demonstration didn’t go live, as technically speaking it was underwhelming, they realised it wasn’t running on any server performing faster than a native mobile app. Observing the movement, it turned out that Dfinity wasn’t what is a traditional blockchain start-up but taking a leaf out of the world thereby championing the move toward decentralisation.
Building its so-called Internet Computer which is a decentralised and non-proprietary network running the next generation of mega applications, it was announced that the internet Computer was now open to third party developers and entrepreneurs building the next generation. The vision is thereby to reboot the internet which is in a way where it is seen destroying the ability to create virtual monopolies similar to Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and WhatsApp.
The TikTok Rival CanCan
Launching CanCan as the next technical demonstration which is a TikTok like an app running in a browser where it is not owned by a company as the idea is that anyone could build their own TikTok. Here comes the tantalising part of blockchain-based Dfinity’s ideas were because of the nature of the architecture the apps like CanCan are built with less than 1000 lines of code. For example, Facebook hereby contains more than 62 million lines of code.
Dfinity is however now drawing on the work of those like Andreas Rossberg the co-creator of WebAssembly to achieve this where it is he who created Motoko a new programming language optimised for Dfinity’s Internet Computer.
It is here that the serverless architecture of the Internet Computer allows the internet to natively host the software and services eliminating claims of Dfinity needing the proprietary cloud services. Developers can create powerful software much more quickly without web servers, databases, and firewalls as the software, therefore, runs far faster than normal.
The founder and chief scientist at Dfinity, Dominic Williams has said that the major problem emerging in technology comes to be the monopolisation of the internet by Big Tech as the companies have consolidated near-total control over the technologies collecting vast amounts of information about what they sell for profit leveraging to amass greater market share and acquiring or bulldoze rivals at an alarming rate. It, therefore, means that the Internet Computer reboots the internet creating a public alternative to proprietary cloud infrastructure empowering the next generation of developers and entrepreneurs taking on Big Tech with the open internet services aiming to bring the internet back on the free and open roots that are not dominated by a handful of corporations.
The Internet Computer And Blockchain
Meaning third-party developers and entrepreneurs, the Tungsten release of the Internet Computer can start kicking the tyres on the platform starting to spit out web apps and even smartphone apps.
The projects are hereby being built including the decentralised payment application of blockchain with a pan-industry platform for luxury goods and whatever that is, the successful and promising applications benefit from the Beacon Fund which is an ecosystem fund stewarded by the Dfinity Foundation as well as the Polychain Capital aiming to support DeFi apps and the open internet services built on the Internet Computer. In this case, the interested developers and enterprises are required to apply to access the Internet Computer via dfinity.org.
Summing Up The Discussion On Internet Computer
Dfinity has come to be the saviour as the TikTok is gently leaving the stage and they are being observed as a rival to the CanCan app being introduced by the blockchain pioneer. With the introduction of the Internet Computer, it is one such mode of application winning more audience and gaining traction in the competitive world of the blockchain and its underlying decentralised ledger technology. Stay tuned for more as we delve into the depths of the blockchain applications winning places across the globe.