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Security and Performance Features
The language's features include pattern matching, generalization, automatic memory management, type inference, and arbitrary and fixed-precision arithmetic.
The language uses the Candid messaging interface definition language and wire format for typed, high-level, and cross-language compatibility.
The language is developed using a portable, secure, and efficient low-level WebAssembly code format that supports application development in a variety of environments.
The language is used to create canisters, the fundamental units of the Internet Computer.
It is a high-level language that is free from many of the problems of low-level languages like Rust, so it's easier to use.
Developers have put a lot of effort into making Motoko a first-class IC language, and the growing community has been very productive.
As a universal blockchain protocol, Motoko's core code, thanks to Wasm, facilitates the development of various applications on the Internet Сomputer.
Internet Computer (ICP) is a blockchain protocol created by the Swiss non-profit organization Dfinity Foundation, which has set itself the goal of completely changing the way the Internet works.
The problems that the Internet Computer seeks to solve are:
Centralization. One of the main problems of modern online services. Distributed data storage and processing eliminates the risks of data corruption and modification arising from the presence of single points of failure.
Monopolization. A monopoly in the tech industry means that companies can impose their own rules and conditions on users or organizations.
Censorship. There are times when companies are forced to follow the instructions of governments and filter information by request, ignoring the interests of users. If the requirements are not met, sanctions are imposed on the company and its sites that disrupt the normal operation of the services.
Lack of autonomy. App developers must follow the rules and policies of companies to publish software on app stores such as the App Store or Google Play. On the one hand, a decentralized ecosystem opens up more opportunities for hackers, but on the other hand, the creators of useful applications will be able to access a wide range of users.
Like other blockchain projects, Internet Computer has its own ICP token. Using the ICP token, you can participate in project management, receive rewards for various actions, and engage in staking.
Almost at the start, ICP was supported by the largest US exchange Coinbase. After the launch of trading, the DFINITY team unlocked their coins, which were frozen in 2017 after the ICO. However, the development of Internet Computer has been going on since 2016. Then the head of the project, Dominic Williams, and his colleagues in the workshop attracted solid venture capital investments from Aspect, Amino and such a giant as Andreessen Horowitz.
Canisters are compute units that allow the application to remain isolated from the environment. They are used to create and deploy applications o in any language that run on WebAssembly. In the last couple of years, most developers have been writing their canisters in a new language, Motoko. It supports an advanced set of tools for working with smart contracts, creating scalable high-performance applications (DApps) and decentralized services. Motoko is versatile and compatible with the WebAssembly Framework (WASM).
All in all, the project wants to create a “new Internet” that is better than the old one, and the Motoko language plays an important role in this.
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