Proponents of blockchain technology herald decentralization as a key facet of its revolutionary nature.
But the majority of users are still accessing decentralized exchanges, or DEXs, decentralized finance, or DeFi, and decentralized applications, or DApps, through web browsers served by centralized cloud services.
Cointelegraph spoke to Dfinity founder and Chief Scientist, Dominic Williams, about its Internet Computer platform, which allows direct interaction with code held on the blockchain, and completely eliminates third party intermediaries from the equation.
One (decentralized, autonomous) computer to rule them all
Williams got involved in blockchain full-time in 2013. He hooked into the buzz around Ethereum and interacted with its early developers.
“I saw the potential for an Internet Computer which could eventually host everything, from search engines to email and everything in between.”
After all, if all of the world’s internet services were on one single blockchain computer, the networking benefits alone would be enormous.