Cartesi brings real world computations to the blockchain.
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.
Real world computations meet the blockchain.
Intensive computations require a realistic platform. Cartesi enables external computations to run on a RISC-V processor under a deterministic Linux operating system. Developers can use all the tools, libraries, and services they are already familiar with.
Portable across multiple blockchains.
Smart contracts running on different blockchains can formulate external computations in the exact same way in the Cartesi Node. This isolates complex computations from the details of specific blockchains, making them portable and providing security, immutability, and a payment system.
External computations can be verified externally by all involved parties. Disputes are settled automatically by Cartesi. This requires negligible computation inside the blockchain, regardless of the size of the external computation.
How Cartesi Can Help Change the World
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. Imagine optimizing the use of transport based on packages to deliver, their sizes and where they have to go.
Finance. The Next Level.
Cartesi applications will be able to read and do complex calculus involving data from multiple blockchains. This will enable 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. These include machine learning, data analysis, or computationally intensive tasks that require experts in the field. 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, and engines that can be compiled for Linux. Additionally, game processing will be free from the limits of blockchains without the need to sacrifice decentralization. Envision trustless global participation across multiple games.
The Road to Cartesi
Our MVP is a state of the art deterministic VM. It enables smart-contracts to specify complex computations that run off-chain on a Linux OS in a reproducible way.
The complete Cartesi Core allows these complex computations to be adjudicated for correctness on the blockchain, at negligible cost, in a safe and decentralized way.
Cartesi will publish and maintain an open source SDK for the world to use. Create your own decentralized applications without knowledge of blockchain languages and deploy them to the growing network of Cartesi Nodes.
The Cartesi Team