ICON project purpose and description

Short description

ICON is an interconnecting blockchain network. ICON can connect independent blockchains without the use of additional third-party intermediaries. Various blockchains can communicate with each other through the ICON platform. By connecting siloed blockchains, ICON aims to become the largest blockchain in existence.


The advent of the blockchain technology has introduced the world of decentralization and is challenging our preconceived perspectives of the current social, political, and economic systems, most notably, the central banking system. The rapid advancement of this technology has begun to blend world borders and statute, providing glimpses of an improved, alternative future. Yet, the technology is still at its infancy and is confronted with limitations in terms of performance, ease of use, and service quality. Generally, the majority of blockchain projects place emphasis on their decentralization methodology and lack evidence of adoption in the real world due to their technological and business limitations. The ICON Project (“ICON”, “ICON Network”, “we”, “our”, “us”) aims to overcome such challenges and help advance our society towards true hyperconnectivity.

Link to Roadmap: http://docs.icon.foundation/ICON-Whitepaper-EN-Draft.pdf
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