Dfinity Network

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Dfinity is a blockchain based world computer network that hosts business applications at scale. Its technology is aimed to help developers create and run smart contracts on a blockchain network. it also enables users to create open source decentralized businesses using self-updating autonomous software systems.


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Employees (est.) (May 2019)72(+2%)

Key People/Management at Dfinity Network

Dominic Williams

Dominic Williams

President & Chief Scientist
Timo Hanke

Timo Hanke

Head of Research
Mack McCauley

Mack McCauley

Vice President of Engineering
Jan Camenisch

Jan Camenisch

Head of Privacy & Cryptography
Ben Lynn

Ben Lynn

Senior Staff Scientist & Engineer
Andreas Rossberg

Andreas Rossberg

Senior Staff Scientist & Engineer
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Dfinity Network Office Locations

Dfinity Network has offices in Zug and Palo Alto
Palo Alto, US (HQ)
Palo Alto, CA, USA
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Dfinity Network Financials and Metrics

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Dfinity Network total Funding

$163 m

Dfinity Network latest funding size

$102 m

Time since last funding

9 months ago

Dfinity Network investors

Dfinity Network's latest funding round in August 2018 was reported to be $102 m. In total, Dfinity Network has raised $163 m
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Dfinity Network Blogs

Disentangling DFINITY and Ethereum

Back in January 2017, as we headed towards the Seed fundraiser that drew the first significant funding into the DFINITY Foundation, I described our positioning thus: “DFINITY aims to create a scalable ‘decentralized cloud’”. This cloud shall be somewhere software can run with the same security guara…

DFINITY Launches the 2019 Scholarship Program!

DFINITY Launches the 2019 Scholarship ProgramOver the past year, the DFINITY team has had the pleasure to work with students and universities to support academic research which significantly progresses the DFINITY technology. It is a core belief at DFINITY that we continue to develop and expand on o…

DFINITY 2018 — A Community Review

DFINITY 2018 — A Community Review2018 is quickly coming to a close and looking back there is quite a lot for DFINITY supporters to be excited about. In a Medium post earlier this month, Dominic Williams, President & Chief Scientist of DFINITY, gave an update on the development of the network. So…

Why WebAssembly?

WebAssembly (or Wasm) is one of the core technologies that the Dfinity platform is building on. In fact, Wasm has become common grounds for a number of projects in the blockchain space and elsewhere.It also sees increasing interest from the research community. As a result, we were invited to publish…

DFINITY Status Update — Dec 2018

DFINITY Status Update — Dec 2018The march of time is relentless, and since we’re nearing the end of 2018, now is a good time to share some updates on what’s happening at DFINITY and our work on the Internet Computer serverless cloud. We have been very busy, and seem to get busier every day.Our Desti…

DFINITY Build-out: Announcing A Major New Research Center in Zurich

This is my first post in a while due to commitments. I am writing with exciting updates regarding our expanding technical operations in Switzerland.As a Swiss foundation, DFINITY has long had business and back-office operations in Switzerland, but until recently research and development work on the …
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Dfinity Network Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Dfinity Network founded?

    Dfinity Network was founded in 2017.

  • Who are Dfinity Network key executives?

    Dfinity Network's key executives are Dominic Williams, Timo Hanke and Mack McCauley.

  • How many employees does Dfinity Network have?

    Dfinity Network has 72 employees.

  • Who are Dfinity Network competitors?

    Competitors of Dfinity Network include Dragonchain, Bitfury and Peercoin.

  • Where is Dfinity Network headquarters?

    Dfinity Network headquarters is located at Palo Alto, CA, USA, Palo Alto.

  • Where are Dfinity Network offices?

    Dfinity Network has offices in Zug and Palo Alto.

  • How many offices does Dfinity Network have?

    Dfinity Network has 2 offices.