About the Internet Computer Protocol (ICP)
Traditional blockchains allow developers to build and run services on a public network that no one entity or company controls. But traditional blockchain cannot host enterprise software, only small programs. The Internet Computer Protocol (ICP) is a decentralized cloud 3.0 protocol that allows developers to build and run services and enterprise systems directly on a public blockchain with unprecedented scalability. Hosted services running on top of ICP are tamper proof and can natively interact with the outside world in a trustless manner, both with traditional web 2.0 services and with other blockchains. The fast, low-cost, and energy-efficient protocol establishes a new paradigm for how a decentralized network truly operates in web3 – the latest iteration of the World Wide Web, facilitating autonomous applications, data ownership, and self-sovereign identity management.