Cartesi - The Blockchain OS is a decentralized Layer-2 infrastructure that supports Linux and mainstream software components. For the first time, developers can code scalable smart contracts with rich software tools, libraries, and the services they're used to, bridging the gap between mainstream software and blockchain.
Cartesi is enabling millions of new startups and their developers to use The Blockchain OS and bring Linux applications on board. With a groundbreaking virtual machine, optimistic rollups, and side-chains, Cartesi paves the way for developers of all kinds, to build the next generation of blockchain apps.
Cartesi Machine: As a virtual machine, it was designed to bring mainstream scalability to DApps and mainstream productivity to DApp developers.
Cartesi Rollups: Allow smart contracts to run off-chain on Cartesi Machines. Since these support Linux, developers have the option to dispense with Solidity and the limitations of the EVM to create smart contracts with myriad mainstream software stacks, toolchains, standard libraries, file systems, and other OS resources.
Noether: A high-performance side chain for data availability which will act as The Blockchain OS’ storage and memory.
Cartesi Labs is a program run by the Cartesi Foundation to fund research and to develop a decentralized system with our technology stack with The Blockchain OS. From the tech pioneer to the daring developer, Cartesi grants aim to foster the adoption of developers, grow the The Blockchain OS ecosystem, and support our community.
Cartesi's computational oracle (previously called Descartes) is a decentralized computational oracle for Ethereum which will be migrated to become a feature of Cartesi Rollups.
Cartesi’s computational oracle executes massive computational tasks off-chain, on a Linux virtual machine fully specified by a smart contract. The results of the computations are fully verifiable and enforceable on-chain, preserving the strong security guarantees of the underlying blockchain.
Cartesi’s genesis DApps were built on top of early showcases of Cartesi’s technology or Cartesi’s computational oracle (previously known as Descartes).
Creepts: Creepts is a decentralized tower defense game built by Cartesi to showcase an early version of Cartesi's core technology.
Creol: An IoT commercial building control system that carbon offsets itself in realtime to be a carbon-neutral building control system. Creol is implementing Cartesi in their IoT devices to ensure that building stats measurements and computations are verifiable and securely inserted on Ethereum. Integrating Cartesi with their hardware is rendering their IoT system more resilient and fraud-proof.
SimThunder: Working to make sim racing more fun and realistic with NFTs and a marketplace, including private content sharing. SimThunder is using Cartesi as a way to ensure a marketplace for NFTs while maintaining privacy for items that have been shared. With the Descartes SDK, the SimThunder marketplace allows parties to securely trade NFTs and valuable contents.
Carti: An infrastructure project that aims to bring a packaging technology to life on Cartesi. The objective is to allow developers to have programmatic access to retrieve Cartesi Machines, leading to a better development experience.
Texas HODL’em: Texas HODL’em brings back safety to the online poker table. It is the first fully decentralized heads up poker game, built with mainstream cryptographic algorithms and software stacks.
|Seed Sale Allocation||2.00% of the total token supply|
|Seed Sale Token Price||0.005 USD|
|Seed Sale Date||August 1st - 31st, 2017|
|Amount Raised Seed Sale||100,000 USD|
|Private Sale Allocation||5.00% of the total token supply|
|Private Sale Token Price||0.01 USD|
|Private Sale Date||April 6th - May 21st, 2019|
|Amount Raised Private Sale||500,000 USD|
|Strategic Sale Allocation||0.67% of the total token supply|
|Strategic Sale Token Price||0.03 USD|
|Strategic Sale Date||December 22nd - 31st, 2019|
|Amount Raised Strategic Sale||200,000 USD|
|Launchpad Sale Allocation||10.00% of the total token supply|
|Launchpad Sale Price||0.015 USD|
|Amount Raised on Launchpad Sale||1,500,000 USD|
|Initial Circ. Supply When Listed on Binance||192,733,334 CTSI (19.27%)|
|Total Supply||1,000,000,000 CTSI|
The Cartesi team releases regular transparency reports that include details on the foundation unlocks and where the CTSI is spent or allocated for governance purposes. The reports can be viewed via the transparency section on their blog here.
The Cartesi team also plans to introduce token inflation for staking rewards in the future, which is yet to be finalized, and not presented in the following chart. More details on the CTSI macroeconomy article can be reviewed here. CTSI will have no inflation until the mine reserve is completely depleted, which will happen no earlier than 2023.
The token for The Blockchain OS has been designed to overcome the problems of scalability and inconvenience of blockchain applications. CTSI is the fuel of the network. When you use and stake CTSI, you collaborate with decentralization, security, and convenience for The Blockchain OS.
Please refer to the official site for the full list of team members.
|2018: Q4||Cartesi Core Testing||Medium|
|2018: Q4||Finalized the first minimum viable product||Medium|
|2019: Q2||Achieved Computation Verifiability||Medium|
|2019: Q3||Open-source of Cartesi Core||Medium|
|2019: Q4||Built the decentralized tournament infrastructure||Medium|
|2020: Q1||Release of decentralized application Creepts||Medium|
|2020: Q2||Release of SDK documentation v1.||Medium|
|2020: Q3||Release of Proof-of-Stake prototype and CTSI Reserve Mining on Testnet||Medium|
|2020: Q4||Release of Cartesi Explorer and CTSI Reserve Mining on Mainnet||Medium|
|2021: Q1||Descartes: SDK v1.0||Medium|
|2021: Q4||Noether: PoS v2.0, supporting delegation||Medium|
A full list of updates on the current status of contributors can be seen via Cartesi’s website.
Recent and significant partnerships include: