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Internet Computer (ICP) is a decentralized network based on the blockchain that aims to create a "boundless" environment for smart contracts and other decentralized applications to operate at web speed. Internet Computer, which was launched by DFINITY, a Swiss cryptography foundation, offers important infrastructure advancements that might help solving the scaling issue of other blockchain networks, such as Ethereum.The basic idea behind ICP is to create a new type of decentralized internet and global computing system, in which independent data centers around the world join forces to create an alternative to the cloud services that currently power the majority of the internet. The protocol will be installed on millions of computers all across the world, according to the ICP.The ICP token serves several purposes: 1) it serves as a governance token (allowing holders to have a say in how the ICP protocol is developed in the future), 2) it is used to reward participating data centers for engagements, 3) it is used to pay network transaction fees.