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Cartesi Launches SDK and Developer Portal Making DApp Development Feasible with Linux

Blockchain company Cartesi has published the alpha version of its Descartes Software Development Kit (SDK) and developer portal in line with its roadmap. The operating system will provide developers with a mainstream programming experience for DApps including those working with Linux.

Erick Demoura, CEO & Co-Founder of Cartesi said:

“With this SDK release, we prove our continued commitment to making DApps powerful and easy to build. The SDK launch will allow developers who are already in the blockchain space to perform heavy computations and to get the convenience and the tools they were lacking before. Our vision is to make it possible, in the future, for any developer to build on top of Cartesi, to remove the boundaries and to make broad adoption of DApps a reality.”

Cartesi’s innovation

Cartesi is unique as it’s currently the only infrastructure that allows developers to use Linux and mainstream software stacks to build powerful, scalable DApps in an easy way while maintaining the security of the blockchain.

Until now, DApps have been notoriously difficult to build with the blockchain technology available. Cartesi allows developers to run complex computations over massive amounts of data off-chain, free from blockchain processing limitations and fees. DApps built with Cartesi can execute computations literally millions of times heavier than if they were on-chain.

Also, by being able to use software stacks and coding languages that they are most familiar with, building DApps becomes much easier for developers. Without Cartesi, blockchain developers cannot use mainstream software and libraries to build DApps, unless they sacrifice decentralization in some way. Cartesi opens the door to making blockchains more accessible to both developers and the public in the future.

The Descartes SDK

The developer portal and the available SDK alpha version will allow developers to experience Cartesi’s technology in action, experiment with the ecosystem, and create unique DApps.

This means developers can:

  • Learn exactly how to develop a DApp with Cartesi to unlock massive computation and use mainstream software stacks to build powerful and complex logic.
  • Use mature and mainstream ‘Zero-knowledge’ libraries that compile for Linux.
  • Give smart contracts access to a file system: read, modify, process, compress and decompress files – all in a decentralized way among DApp participants while retaining the security guarantees of Ethereum.
  • Move off-chain complex computation and save on GAS fees.
  • Process massive amounts of data that are made available by reputable and trusted data sources, all in a fully decentralized way among the DApp participants.

This SDK documentation release, together with the complete website redesign, marks a turning point for Cartesi. Cartesi has earned the trust of key investors, such as SNZ, SOSV, Artesian, and important advisors, such as Serguei Popov, and have their cryptocurrency (CTSI) listed on major exchanges including Binance. All of these factors position Cartesi as a unique leader that can move the ecosystem a step forward.

Cartesi was founded in 2018 by a team of well-accredited academics, business experts and software engineers, and is building an operating system for DApps. Cartesi allows decentralized applications to run within a Linux environment. Complex processing can be executed off-chain, free from a blockchain’s computational limits and corresponding fees but without compromising decentralization. Cartesi has received funding by prominent investors and funds such as SNZ, SOSV, Artesian and recently concluded a public-sale event with Binance. The team’s vision is to make the development of DApps easy, scalable, and cost-efficient by incorporating tools developers already use.

Richard Kasteleinhttps://www.the-blockchain.com
In his 20s, he sailed around the world on small yachts and wrote a series of travel articles called, 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Seas' travelling by hitching rides on yachts (1989) in major travel and yachting publications. He currently lives in Groningen, the Netherlands where he has set down his anchor to raise a family and write. Founder and publisher of industry publication Blockchain News (EST 2015) and director of education company Blockchain Partners (Oracle Partner) – Vancouver native Richard Kastelein is an award-winning publisher, innovation executive and entrepreneur. He has written over 2500 articles on Blockchain technology and startups at Blockchain News and has also published in Harvard Business Review, Venturebeat, Wired, The Guardian and a number of other publications. Kastelein has an Honorary Ph.D. and is Chair Professor of Blockchain at China's first blockchain University in Nanchang at the Jiangxi Ahead Institute software and Technology. He has over a half a decade experience judging and rewarding some 1000+ innovation projects as an EU expert for the European Commission's SME Instrument programme as a startup assessor and as a startup judge for the UK government's Innovate UK division. Kastelein has spoken (keynotes & panels) on Blockchain technology at over 50 events in 30+ cities.
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