Mercury is the last of the five milestones leading up to the public launch of the Internet Computer
27/04/2021 – 11:34
Mercury is the last of the five milestones leading up to the public launch of the Internet Computer, when the network will spin out as part of the public internet.
On December 18, 2020, as per the Mercury milestone, the Internet Computer Alpha Mainnet launched — hosted by standardized “node machines” owned by independent data centers, and placed under the control of the Network Nervous System (NNS). The Internet Computer is now on a relatively short path to a final “Genesis” decentralization step. One part of Genesis requires that the NNS release ICP utility tokens to onboard over 50,000 voting neuron holders to participate in network governance. The completion of 15 gates is also required in order for the NNS to trigger Genesis.
Join the DFINTY Foundation and 100k+ members of the growing Internet Computer ecosystem at the Mercury Genesis Launch Event on May 7 @ 10am PT / 7pm CET.