Cartesi is Bringing the Next Million Developers to Web3 — Learn How
As technology advances globally, more enterprises, government agencies, and financial institutions are rapidly adopting it to keep pace and trends. Before now, blockchain technology and its nearly endless applications came with certain complexity; however, it has proven to be the most sustainable technology of the 21st century, with some of the world’s top corporations leveraging the power of decentralization to better their workflows and procedures. This is to say that, while widespread adoption of decentralized technologies and systems is a huge step forward, the software and tools most widely used to build these ground-breaking applications and protocols remain inherently inaccessible to the vast majority of the world’s developers population. Not to mention a simplified version basic enough for the general public to use.
Cartesi, a leading blockchain agnostic, is pushing smart contracts to new heights and changing smart contract programming by allowing developers to use unpopular software stacks to code. It is developing a variety of optimistic rollups to solve the pressing problem of scalability and excessive fees. Cartesi’s sidechain, Noether, is tailored for temporary data and provides DApps with low-cost data availability.
In this article, you will be exposed to the current state of software development and how initiatives like that of Cartesi are assisting in integrating the traditional developer community with the decentralized tools being used to construct tomorrow’s technology.
Cartesi is a Layer 2 scaling solution that allows decentralized apps (dApps) to be developed across various blockchains. Certain blockchains have run into scaling issues with rising usage, resulting in network congestion and excessive transaction costs. Cartesi handles blockchain scaling in several ways, in addition to embracing more commonly investigated Layer 2 methods like rollups and sidechains:
Cartesi’s DApp creation platform is blockchain agnostic; it is utilized on a variety of blockchains, including Ethereum and Injective Protocol. Cartesi is created utilizing a hybrid model, allowing dApp developers to use both on-chain and off-chain components.
Cartesi is a dynamic remote team with members stationed all over the world. They are seeking talented individuals who can help the team realize their goal of creating and using blockchain applications as close to their centralized counterparts as feasible.
Problems with Blockchain Technology
Linux has a large and diverse developer community that spans the globe. This is identical to the rapidly emerging blockchain developer community, which has some of the top coders from across the world despite being much smaller in number. As traditional software developers grasp the promise of decentralized systems, the expansion of developer communities working on the blockchain has exploded in recent years, owing to the increased interest in blockchain technology as a solution for so many obsolete frameworks and business models.
However, complex running tools and programming languages have made it severely constrained to use despite how impressive this expansion is. The tools for developing blockchains like Polkadot and Ethereum aren’t mainstream developer-friendly. This means that the world’s most widely used languages and tools are contrary to blockchain’s mainstream stacks, and their components, such as libraries, services, and frameworks, are not supported. Ethereum only supports Solidity, whereas Polkadot’s Substrate framework requires Rust knowledge to build on. The majority of developers worldwide are unfamiliar with these languages, creating a significant struggle for onboarding, product development, and general growth in the blockchain and Web3 space.
2020 saw a surge in the number of crypto developers by 15%. However, the number of blockchain developers globally still pales compared to the millions of traditional software professionals. The reality demonstrates that the world’s brightest brains are still prevented by certain high coding limitations from entering the blockchain development field.
Considering how rapidly blockchain technology is prevalent today, there needs to be a better transition from mainstream software development to blockchain and Web3 development. Developers working on blockchain require access to the tools, frameworks, and processes they’ve spent years perfecting, so they can use them to build the decentralized operating systems that can and are prevalently changing the world.
Attracting the Next 25 Million Blockchain Developers
The developers’ dilemma with blockchain technology is significantly high, which has propelled Cartesi to be working on the problem for years. The goal is to provide mainstream developers with everything they need to migrate their precious skills, knowledge, and toolkits from the Linux OS they know and love to future blockchain operating systems. The following are ways Cartesi is bringing the next millions of developers to Web3:
- The Cartesi fundamental technology delivers a Linux operating system to the blockchain, allowing developers to construct decentralized apps (DApps) using their chosen programming language, tools, libraries, and services. All of this is possible without the constraints of Solidity. As a decentralized and scalable Linux platform that allows millions of developers worldwide to create blockchain apps using a wide range of standard software stacks, developers are also equipped to build on organized and friendly software stacks and execute them on Linux with the help of Cartesi solutions.
- They teamed up with International Miniature Penmanship Association (IMPA), a prominent mathematics research institute, to collaborate on research and development initiatives with PhDs and professionals. The idea is to provide blockchain programs and curriculums to a larger university population in the future. Cartesi is on a mission to accelerate both the adoption of blockchain technology for average developer communities and productivity for current organizations looking for the services of developers by eliminating the need to learn entirely new software stacks and programming languages.
- Cartesi provides vital, hands-on industry exposure to students and recent graduates with the blockchain internship program. This remote opportunity, which is open to developers worldwide, allows them to advance their careers and knowledge in the field.
The protocol also allows developers to run off-chain by removing the computing constraints, poor transaction speeds, and exorbitant fees that are now crippling DApps (decentralized apps). Cartesi enables organizations to do heavy computations on vast volumes of data off-chain while maintaining the same security assurances as to the blockchain, offering them the best of both worlds.
An important part is that Cartrsi is closing the gap between centralized and decentralized software creation, allowing hundreds of thousands of developers worldwide to benefit from the power and promise of blockchain technology and decentralized apps. In this regard, Cartesi is opening her doors for new developers to join them and start making their imprint on the future of banking, commerce, online identity, security, and everything that requires the blockchain technological solution.
As the world enters the second quarter of what is shaping up to be a watershed moment in blockchain development, Cartesi is committed to making the future a better and more equitable place. The team wants to make sure blockchain is more user-friendly and accessible at all levels to this effect. Sounds interesting, right?
For more information about the Cartesi project, you can check out the links below:
Cartesi Website: https://cartesi.io
Telegram Community: https://t.me/CartesiProject
Telegram Announcements: https://t.me/cartesiannouncements
Discord (Development Community): https://discordapp.com/invite/Pt2NrnS
Article Written by Helen IMAH — Cartesi Nigeria Ambassador