Before we look into how Cartesi is helping D-apps, especially in terms of the issue of Scalability, can we quickly look at what D-apps are?
D-apps is the short work for the phrase 'de-centralized application'. D-apps are computer applications that are based on a distributed, de-centralized programming system. They are the direct opposite of the usual applications installed and used in our computers that are centralized, and therefore, not private. D-apps are de-centralized and are in no way being controlled by a central entity, while achieving improved security, privacy and so on. D-apps are open-source, and are incentivised by specialized tokens.
Cartesi's mission is to help confront and address the issues affecting the wide-range adoption of block-chain and D-apps; issues threatening the development future of D-apps. Although, since their introduction, D-apps have been witnessing much success, the future of their constant development is being threatened as a result of the limitations of block-chain.
WHY CARTESI? D-APPS' FUTURE OF DEVELOPMENT
De-centralized Applications, basically, are based on block-chain and are therefore affected by what affects the traditional block-chain technology. These limitations of block-chain threatens the possibility of D-apps being continuously and unrestrictedly developed in the future. There are two basic limitations to the expansive adoption of block-chain and (by extension) D-apps:
- Reliable, Sufficient environment for D-apps' development
- Inadequacy of Scalability
The Scalability issue has been a core challenge for block-chain since its inception.
Cartesi is designed in order to address these two issues of block-chain and in order to reshape the future of De-centralized applications development.
CARTESI AND LINUX OPERATING SYSTEM
CARTESI is based on the Linux OS infrastructure or environment, for the purpose of establishing scalability in the operation or use of D-apps. Remember we said that one of the challenges of D-apps is lack of robust environment for development. Linux OS, when incorporated with block-chain, will not only provide the needed environment but also helps to achieve the scalability we desire.
CARTESI is building and establishing a solid link between the Linux OS environment and the block-chain. It combines the features and strengths of both Linux and block-chain in order to achieve Scalability, Speed and Flexibility, De-centralization and so on.
HOW CARTESI BECOMES A BREAKTHROUGH FOR D-APPS: LINUX-OS, ON-CHAIN AND OFF-CHAIN COMPONENTS
As explained earlier, block-chain has been faced over the years with the issue of lack of scalability, so also are block-chain based systems. D-apps will be really affected by this in future, in terms of their continued development and improvement, unless the constraints are dealt with.
CARTESI, however, is solving these constraints for D-apps in the following ways.
- Incorporating LINUX-OS with block-chain or vice versa
- Giving D-apps great processing power for sophisticated computations.
So, how does Cartesi ensure great computational power for D-apps?
The Cartesi platform D-apps are hybrid in architecture, such as they combine and make use of two major components. These components are:
- On-chain (block-chain) component
- Offchain component
The off-chain component operates inside the platform's nodes and is responsible for the ability of Cartesi to deal with expansive, sophisticated calculations and agreements. This brings about improved transactions speed.
The block-chain component on the other hand is responsible for and focused on ensuring enhanced Security, and de-centralization.
BENEFITS OF CARTESI'S INNOVATION FOR D-APPS
The following are some of the major benefits of Cartesi to de-centralized applications by the combination of Linux OS and block-chain:
- The problem of Scalability is solved for D-apps
- Cartesi makes D-apps more adoptable and more expansively accepted
- It ensures full de-centralization in D-apps
- Linux-OS provides the much-needed portability and user-friendliness for D-apps users
- The block-chain component enhances security and helps to achieve privacy as a result of peer-to-peer network.
- With off-chain component of Cartesi, D-apps can now process transactions faster than ever before.
Cartesi has brought about the significant opportunity for the creation of several unique and more adoptable de-centralized applications.
Cartesi's mission is to reshape the future of D-apps' continuous improvement by addressing the problems of poor scalability and lack of a reliable, sufficient environment.
Cartesi achieves this by incorporating Linux OS with block-chain and by its two major components which are On-chain(block-chain) component and off-chain component. Cartesi makes D-apps more user-friendly and portable, more adoptable, while ensuring scalability, security, de-centralization, speed and privacy for D-apps and D-apps users.