A Linux Infrastructure for Scalable DApps
Blockchains Need the Real World
Intensive computations are impractical inside the blockchain.
Off-chain computations cannot be trusted by the blockchain
Welcome to Cartesi
A Linux infrastructure for scalable decentralized applications.
A Real OS. Intensive Computation.
Cartesi offers a Linux runtime environment for blockchain DApps. Complex computations run off-chain while retaining the strong security guarantees of the underlying blockchain.
Computations can be verified by all parties involved in the App. Disputes are settled automatically by Cartesi. This requires negligible computation inside the blockchain, regardless of the size of the external computation.
Ease of Development and Portability.
With Cartesi, developers use familiar and powerful software components supported by Linux to create their DApps. They are free from the hassle of limited domain-specific blockchain environments. Mainstream developers can fully express themselves building Apps with the software stacks they are already familiar with. Cartesi DApps will be portable across the most relevant blockchains, so developers won’t need to worry about the longevity of specific blockchain projects.
A Decentralized Internet Powered by Cartesi
Discovering the Unknown.
Outsourced computation will allow for millions of users to lend their idle computing power. This will benefit scientific research, 3d rendering, video transcoding, and many other computationally intensive tasks in a totally trustless way, without reputation systems.
Decentralized Data Science
Cartesi's verifiable computation paves the way for decentralized data scientist marketplaces. Businesses can outsource optimization tasks to experts whose jobs will be compensated if and only if they are computationally proven to be correct.
Finance. The Next Level.
Cartesi applications will be able to read and do complex calculations involving data from multiple blockchains and external sources. This will help interoperability between blockchains and services such as futures and insurance markets.
Efficient AI, by AI.
A trustless marketplace for AI and computational tasks. With the power of Cartesi’s decentralized automated verification, developers will be able to create services that allow new DApps to outsource and distribute work. This opens new possibilities for lower cost AI, developed by outsourced experts and bots.
Truly Own Your Game.
Cartesi will unleash vast new possibilities for blockchain games. Developers will be able to use the tools, libraries that can be compiled for Linux. Additionally, game state processing will be free from the computational limits of blockchains without the need to sacrifice decentralization.
The Cartesi Team