Interview: Colin Steil Offers an Insight Into the Cartesi Project

The Cartesi project has been making waves in the crypto and blockchain industry as it aims to make dApps more practical and scalable so that it can meet the ever-evolving real-world requirements. In order to understand more about the project, we asked Colin Steil, the COO and Co-founder of Cartesi a few questions.

Q: Let us start with the basic question so that we can get a better understanding of the project. What is Cartesi?

A: Cartesi is building an operating system for DApps. The project enables complex and intensive computations to run in a Linux environment, outside the blockchain, without compromising decentralization. Cartesi aims to make DApps significantly more powerful, easier to develop, and portable.

Cartesi aims to bring mainstream scalability and convenience to developers and users of decentralized applications.

Q: Why is Cartesi Unique?

A: Development limitations on blockchain platforms can frustrate both developers and users, turning them away. Cartesi allows developers to build on well-established software they are familiar with and run them in a Linux environment. The project aims to bridge the gap between the centralized and decentralized worlds of application development. Some of its key highlights include:

Scalability: Intensive computations on massive amounts of data are performed off-chain with the same security guarantees offered by the blockchain;
Programmability: DApp logic runs under Linux, and is coded with a choice of thousands of open-source software components available for Linux;
Ease of Adoption: Developers can work in a familiar environment using their favorite tools,  not limited by immature languages and runtime environments;
Decentralization: Consensus is securely reached on-chain with no need for a reputation protocol, Trusted Execution Environment, or servers controlled by a single party;
Portability: Cartesi aims to make DApps portable across the most important public blockchains that support smart…

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