Audit Date: 27 September 2022
ECOSYSTEM SCORE
27 September 2022
58
ALERTS
Aug 26, 2022

The IC Network Status Dashboard maintenance has been completed.on 24 Aug

Aug 26, 2022

The IC Network Status Dashboard will undergo scheduled maintenance on 24 Aug

Aug 10, 2022

Ledger API Maintenance has been completed

Aug 10, 2022

Ledger API Maintenance and Updates

Aug 05, 2022

IC timing out error has been resolved

Aug 04, 2022

Some requests to the internet computer are timing out

Jul 28, 2022

InternetComputer ic-api.internetcomputer.org unhealthy on 25th july

REVIEW NOTES
Jun 22, 2022

Ecosystem score decreases with respect to Foundation tools score.

Jun 22, 2022

Data transfer from Protocol support to Add-ons, Hence score increased.

Jun 21, 2022

Foundation tool score decreases due to addition of dosen't exist programming language.

PERFORMANCE
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NODES

518 nodes

WRITE SPEED

N/A

READ SPEED

N/A

GAS FEES

N/A

UP TIME

100%

PERFORMANCE MATRIX VALUE MONITORED AT
Uptime Percentage 100%
Node Count 518 nodes
Reddit Total Members Online 296 members
Reddit Total Members 27,700 members
Discord Total Subscribers Online 805 subscribers
Discord Total Subscribers 9,630 subscribers
Telegram Err 1 err
Telegram Ppm 0 ppm
Telegram Views Per Post 127 views
Telegram Total Subscribers Online 2,121 subscribers
Telegram Total Subscribers 42,047 subscribers
FOUNDATION TOOLS
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ESSENTIAL TOOLS
PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE SUPPORT
SDKs
DOCUMENTATION
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50
API DOCUMENTATION

Exists

100
NODE SETUP

Exists

100
SKELETON CODE

Doesn't Exists

VALIDATOR NODES

Doesn't Exists

GRANT PROGRAM
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50
AVAILABLE GRANT

$ 22,00,00,000

ADD-ONS
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THIRD PARTY SERVICES
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33
PROTOCOL SUPPORT
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60
ADOPTION
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31
DEVELOPERS

2,386

REPOSITORIES

67

COMMUNITY
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100

Overview

The Internet Computer protocol was founded by the DFINITY Foundation, a nonprofit organization that is focused on research and development for creating Internet Computer. The foundation's work receive support from researchers and cryptographers scattered across the world. Dominic Williams started DFINITY in 2016 to bring Internet Computer to life. After years of effort put in by the DFINITY Foundation, the Internet Computer protocol was officially launched in the month of May 2021.

The idea behind Internet Computer is to create a new kind of global computing system and decentralized internet where independent data centers scattered across the globe could come together and create an alternative to centralized cloud services. The resulting network has a major advantage: it follows open standards, and hence, prevents all conflicts of interest that could arise in the case of a centralized cloud-computing provider. 

This distributed, global network of data centers is able to run all the applications that can be accessed through traditional Internet standards like DNS.

About Internet Computer

Internet Computer is a fast and scalable general-purpose blockchain that allows you to access the full potential of smart contracts, eliminating all shortcomings of speed, storage and computational power associated with traditional blockchains. Smart contracts are now able to securely serve interactive web content directly into end users' browsers. Internet Computer is regulated by an autonomous decentralized organization or DAO. The DAO determines the network's topology and also makes necessary changes to the protocol.

Consensus Mechanism

Internet Computer has its own consensus protocol tailored to its specific needs. The consensus protocol has been designed for optimized throughput, latency, and protocol simplicity. It has the following four components:

  1. Block making: This involves creating candidate blocks to extend the blockchain.
  2. Notarization: This step is for identifying valid blocks out of which valid blockchains can be created.
  3. Random beacon: The random beacon—an unpredictable, random value, is used for ranking block makers and reducing the number of notarized blocks received in every round of notarization.
  4. Finalization: The asynchronous finalization mechanism tells that an agreement has finally been reached.

Key Features

  • Internet Computer aims to eliminate the growing dependence on centralized server farms dominating the cloud computing market.
  • Internet Computer is able to scale to millions of nodes because of a breakthrough called Chain Key cryptography.
  • Motoko is a modern, general-purpose programming language designed for writing Internet Computer canisters.
  • Smart contracts on the Internet Computer protocol are called canisters.
  • All aspects of the Internet Computer are governed by the network nervous system (NNS), which is an open governance system.

Founder

Dominic Williams conceived the idea of Internet Computer in 2016. He wanted to build a world computer that cannot be shut down. Later, in 2016, he realized this idea by founding DFINITY. Williams is currently the President and Chief Scientist at DFINITY in addition to being the Co-founder & President/CTO at String Labs.

Popular Use Cases

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  • DSCVR works like Reddit but in a decentralized way. Here, the users are the owners of the platform. It is completely decentralized and accessible from any browser.
  • The IC Gallery is an interoperable 3D metaverse that blends DeFi and GameFi.