July 30, 2021 — Another busy month for the Cartesi team!
July opened with the launch of our Texas HODL’em landing page and the chance to participate in our MVP tech showcase. Enrollment has now closed, with the team gearing up to launch and hear the community’s feedback. Following this, we dove deeper into how Cartesi is changing turn-based games, in particular showcasing how Cartesi smart contracts can also be applied to online chess, making an existing game fully decentralized without touching a single line of solidity.
In relation to July’s foundation reserve unlock, we updated our official transparency report to keep the community informed on governance, operations, and CTSI token allocation. The team also worked hard to deliver on our Rollups rollout plan, releasing two tools to the community; State Fold and Transaction Manager. We also explained how we’re enabling these smart contracts to be coded with mainstream software in our Rollups On-chain piece, stay tuned for the release of the final part and the full summary!
Alongside these exciting ecosystems rollouts, we also saw over 90,000,000 CTSI staked on Noether’s current PoS system, CTSI listed on mainstream financial super app Revolut, and CEO Erick de Moura chatting exclusively with BitBoy on Cartesi’s goals and Q2 milestones.
Want to learn more about what happened in July? We’ve summarized each of them for you, have a read below:
We announced our rollups solution at the beginning of July and our team has been hard at work delivering each component on testnet. This month first saw the release of the State Fold, a community tool for developers that solves the issues of reading a blockchain’s state. We followed this with the Transaction Manager, our solution for sending transactions to the blockchain.
Most recently, our Rollups On-Chain article details how we’re tackling blockchain’s social scalability issues and how we’re enabling smart contracts to be coded with mainstream software. Stay tuned for the final installment of the Rollups series where we will be releasing the code for Cartesi Nodes. Click through below to read the articles in full:
We’ve closed enrollment for MVP testing and cannot wait to deploy the game online for our community to enjoy, test, and share their feedback in August. For the latest updates, head over to our newly launched landing page.
Curious about the why & how behind decentralized online poker? Check out our video below.
As part of our mission to bring the next million developers to blockchain, we released smart contracts that allow developers to easily build fully decentralized, verifiable turn-based games, without touching a single line of Solidity. Previously introduced in Cartesi’s Texas HODL’em showcase, we detail how these contracts currently work, and how they can be used to develop any arbitrary turn-based game, for example, Chess.
We were also beyond excited to announce that CTSI was listed on Revolut! Revolut is one of the world’s premier financial super apps with over 15,000,000 customers and 100 million transactions per month.
If you missed our July development recap make sure to read through it to see what we’ve been working on and what’s coming next in terms of technical releases and DApp showcases.
As a result of the latest foundation reserve unlock on July 23, 2021, we released an updated transparency report on the use of our funds and the state of CTSI.
Cartesi’s Founder and CEO, Erick de Moura, recently held an exclusive interview with BitBoy diving into our goals and recent Q2 milestones.
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As always, if you have an idea, want to help with research, or have an existing project, make sure to apply to our $1,000,000 US Ecosystem Fund: the Cartesi Labs program!
Cartesi is a multi-chain layer-2 infrastructure that allows any software developer to create smart contracts with mainstream software tools and languages they are used to while achieving massive scalability and low costs. Cartesi combines a groundbreaking virtual machine, optimistic rollups and side-chains to revolutionize the way developers create blockchain applications.