Tuesday, Oct 3rd – September saw a major milestone moment for the Cartesi ecosystem; Cartesi Rollups launched on Mainnet with its first app-specific rollup DApp, Honeypot!
Setting up a Honeypot for hackers to come and test Cartesi Rollups security not only opens up Cartesi tech to the the wider community, but an unbroken honeypot holding hefty funds boosts the confidence of developers (and users!) in the security of Cartesi's tech, making the Cartesi ecosystem ready to welcome more DApps holding real assets!
To celebrate the launch, core contributors across the Cartesi Ecosystem came together for an X Spaces session to discuss all things Honeypot and what this means for Cartesi. Short on time? No sweat - catch up with the main takeaways in this bite-sized thread. And if you really can’t get enough of Honeypot content, check out the AMA we did with the biggest Web3 subreddits around, r/cryptocurrency and this blog post. For any Mandarin speakers out there, take a look at the AMA hosted by contributors Jacky and Stephen in the Cartesi China community!
Also excited to see the Web3 community joining us in celebrating this milestone. Check some of the features the Honeypot received from different media outlets in the space: The Block, YahooFinance, CoinMarketCap, and CoinDesk to name just a few!
Now that Cartesi has reached a Mainnet Ready stage, developers are able to build DApps with Cartesi Rollups and deploy on Ethereum, Optimism and Arbitrum Mainnets! We’re heading into a new era, everyone!
P.S. Check out the new video created by ecosystem contributor Noir, introducing Cartesi:
If you can’t wait for next month’s recap, don’t forget you have direct access to developments over on Discord - check out the core-units-update channel! But if you’re looking for a quick and easy overview of everything that happened in September, well, here ya go:
The Cartesi Machine, which is the heart of Cartesi Rollups and Cartesi Compute, had the following updates:
Let’s go on-chain!
And we’ve got to give a huge congratulations to all ecosystem contributors for their hard work in deploying Honeypot and taking Cartesi Rollups to its mainnet-ready stage 👏.
Cartesi Compute unit had significant progress and did mind-blowing experiments:
And that’s all but a quick summary of all the work that’s happening in the Cartesi ecosystem! Check out the last live dev recap (held the first Monday of every month) for more:
Got questions? Ask your questions to core developers and researchers directly on Discord!
Ultrachess is a fully on-chain chess application developed with Cartesi Rollups, allowing users to put real value on the line and play chess with more than just their Elo at stake.
Productive is a Software Development house specialising in web & mobile development projects, with a grant to provide design, development, update, and maintenance for Cartesi ecosystem websites.
Aetheras is a blockchain company with experience in and a deep understanding of game development, with a grant to develop Texas HODL’em Poker and Dazzle (match-3 strategy game).
Texas HODL’em Poker
UXBoost is working on comprehensive user research and service flow study for Cartesi's hacker/developer’s experience, including awareness, learning about Cartesi tech, hacking experience and grant applications. UXBoost aims to gain insights, identify improvement areas and devise strategies to enhance the overall user experience.
Learning experience optimization:
Creating your first Cartesi DApp can seem intimidating at first. Luckily, one awesome community member has just the right read for you! Check out Eric’s blogpost on creating your first Cartesi DApp.
It’s always great to see more and more people contributing to the Cartesi ecosystem - if you’re looking for ways to get involved, here are some new DevAdvocacy initiatives you can get stuck into:
Let’s shout out the hacking team Zach, Felipe, Danilo, and Eduardo, who made it to ETHGlobal New York’s finalist selection with Doom Arena, a distributed DApp for managing and creating contests around the DOOM games. Not only did they make it to the top 13 finalists of the hackathon, they also took first place in ApeCoin DAO’s track for Best Integration and placed 3rd in WalletConnect’s track for Most Innovative Project!
Catch them on the ETHGlobal stage, presenting their winning project to 1400 hackers:
A Solidity library that extends the expressiveness of the Cartesi voucher system is important for the development of Cartesi DApps. Providing this level of flexibility opens up the possibility of expanding the behaviour of vouchers to support more complex interactions by targeting smart contracts that extend their functionalities. Huge thanks to Felipe Bizzo for their contribution! 🥳
And that’s not all! To address challenges faced by proposers in the current process, the CGP has undergone a revamp. A Grants Council of four members has been established with a goal to enhance the efficiency and consistency of the application process for proposers. Leading the new changes is Cartesi’s new grants steward, Hellen! Take a look at her post on the Governance forum to learn more about the new Grants Council and procedures.
For development updates from projects funded through the Community Grants Program,
As always, it’s been a busy month packed with events around the world! Online, Matt, co-founder and former president of Boiler Blockchain (Purdue University's hub for blockchain innovation) hosted an intro to Cartesi webinar, DevAdvocacy’s Jathin, Gabriel, and Shaheen shared how Cartesi empowers Web3 dev onboarding in an X Spaces session with LearnWeb3DAO and Max over at Ecosystem Growth made the case for why you should embrace Web3 scalability with Web3 BD, Fuel, Altlayer, Polygon and Metis.
In person, Korean Ambassador Jay had a blast networking and sharing about Cartesi during Korea Blockchain Week, Bruno, Jesse, Zach and Arthur helped mentor students at another Cartesi-sponsored hackathon, HackSMU. And last but definitely not least, let’s not forget ETHGlobal New York! Filled to the brim with events and activities, to recap in justice, Marketing contributor Siannie rounded it all up in its very own blog post - take a read!
For anyone in the Web3 Turkish community who's getting ready for the upcoming hackathon in Istanbul, Turkish Ambassador Berkay added Turkish subtitles to the previous Cartesi workshop held for ETHGlobal Paris! Check it out here and pop over to the Turkish Telegram community if you have any questions: https://t.me/cartesitr
That’s just a glimpse of the events we have coming up! Stay in the loop and never miss a beat with Cartesi's exciting lineup of events - subscribe to our supercharged public events calendar, and take part in event-related campaigns over on Link3* and Galxe!
*Psst.. Did you know you can own a piece of Cartesi history and mint the Honeypot announcement as an NFT straight to your wallet from Link3?
Check out what else we’ve been enjoying this month from across the ecosystem and beyond:
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