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Dominic Williams

Dominic Williams

Founder and Chief Scientist of DFinity.

Dominic is the Founder and Chief Scientist at DFINITY, responsible for building the Internet Computer.

Since the organization’s inception in 2016, DFINITY’s mission has been to transform the public internet into a powerful decentralized cloud to host the next-generation of software and services. The Internet Computer is being built by the industry’s leading team of distributed systems and cryptography experts, across several research centers around the world, and backed by investors such as Andreessen Horowitz and Polychain Capital.

Over the past 20 years, Dominic has had a distinguished career as a crypto theoretician and serial entrepreneur focused on the Internet and distributed systems.

Recently, his scientific discoveries across Threshold Relay and PSC chains, Validation Towers and Trees, USCIDs, and The 3 E's of Sybil Resistance have pioneered new approaches to cryptography and blockchain technology.

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Brian McGleenon
July 25, 2021
Express.co.uk
GEORGE Osborne's bet on a cryptocurrency that promises to reshape the internet has been today's top cryptocurrency performer, with a 24 hour gain of almost 30 percent.
May 12, 2021
The Economic Times
The idea is to avoid corporate walled gardens and to reduce costs, according to Dominic Williams, founder of the project. Users could potentially build social-media and other services that compete with internet titans.
Michael Cogley
May 8, 2021
Business Insider
The Swiss nonprofit has just launched blockchain-based web hosting capability that aims to break Big Tech's stranglehold on the internet.
WIRED Staff
October 15, 2019
Wired
Humanity is facing thorny problems on all fronts. These folks are working to solve them--and trying to avoid the unintended consequences this time.
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