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From providing a home to developers and DApps to where we stand against our competitors, catch up with our AMA recap.

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11/11/2021 — Bruno Maia, Head of Business Development and Max Hatesuer, Business Development Manager joined blockchain media channel, Generation Crypto for an exclusive AMA to introduce our project to new audiences and welcome newcomers to our community. We loved seeing the range of questions asked and Bruno and Max thoroughly enjoyed being able to interact with you! Catch up on what they chatted about below:

Note: some of the text may have been edited for clarity and grammar.

Ben G. Crypto: Hello Everyone! We are glad to meet: Bruno Maia, Head of Business Development and Max Hatesuer, Business Development Manager. Welcome!

Let’s get the G Crypto & Cartesi AMA started! Can you introduce yourself to the Generation Crypto community? What is your background and how did you come to the idea to create Cartesi?

Max: I’ll go first! I am a Business Development Manager at Cartesi. I have a background in Innovations Management. Prior to Cartesi, I was researching and creating content around blockchain projects and contributed to some DAOs.

Now I am working with Bruno, our Head of Business Development. Our aim as part of BD is to develop and enable the Cartesi ecosystem. This includes fostering new partnerships, enabling our developer community and working with startups that would like to build new solutions using our technology!

Bruno: I’m Bruno Maia, Cartesi’s Head of Business Development. I come from the Telecom industry where I worked for more than 15 years as a strategic consultant for Qualcomm. Back in 2016, I started my exploration into the blockchain world; initially as an enthusiast and investor, but it was love at first sight. I knew this new segment would represent the future, with vast implications and opportunities, so in 2018 I moved fully into the blockchain business and changed career paths. It was a very fortunate choice and I’m incredibly happy with it. My path into Cartesi came in 2020 when Erick our CEO, who I’ve known for years, invited me to lead the Business Development group. He believed my international consulting background, technical knowledge and understanding of the blockchain/crypto market would be a great value for Cartesi group

Cartesi was created back in 2018 when the founders were discussing a potential project to deliver a decentralized AI marketplace. The concept evolved until they figured out that the overall infrastructure required was much more powerful and far-reaching than a simple AI marketplace. From there, the Cartesi tech and tools have been under development and constant evolution, always aiming to solve the inherent limitations of blockchain scalability and infrastructure while bringing its first full operating system a LINUX OS.

Ben G.Crypto: Thank you for such detailed answers! Can you briefly describe what is Cartesi in 3–5 sentences?

Max: Happy to! So Cartesi is the first OS on the blockchain, and our Layer 2 solution integrates Linux and standard programming environments to the blockchain. This allows developers to code scalable smart contracts with rich software tools, libraries and services they are used to. Cartesi bridges the gap between mainstream software and blockchain, welcoming millions of new startups and their developers to blockchain by bringing Linux to blockchain applications. Cartesi combines a groundbreaking virtual machine, optimistic rollups, and side-chains to revolutionize the way developers create blockchain applications.

For more, check out this video on why Cartesi matters:

Ben G.Crypto: And what is your Mission and Vision?

Bruno: Great question, Ben! Let me take that one.

As the Blockchain OS, our mission is to become the interface layer between the existing, huge world of software that has developed during the last decades and this new, exciting emerging world of blockchain. Cartesi is, therefore, home to what is next. An OS is a home to code and develop applications. With Cartesi this OS can be connected to the blockchain stack, allowing anyone to build bigger and more complex future-proof applications. At our core, we aim to be inclusive. We want to invite all developers and newcomers to this new and exciting space while giving them the ability to use the tools and languages they are familiar with.

Nowadays less than 0.1% of developers are currently into blockchain. At Cartesi we aim to welcome the other 99.9% to adopt blockchain technologies and, in general, welcome new men and women to our home and help them enter blockchain.

Ben G. Crypto: Thank you! Can you name your competitors?

Max: So in terms of competitors. Let me take this one.

We’re in a unique position. While there are other projects aiming as well to scale blockchain capabilities such as Arbitrum, Optimism, and other solutions based on ZKRollups, Cartesi does that while bringing a full Operating System onto the blockchain. And we believe this is a game-changer…

Bruno: Indeed an OS will change everything!

Ben G. Crypto: And what are the main competitive advantages of Cartesi?

Bruno: Let me elaborate on this point further. The core component of Cartesi’s technology is its virtual machine, the Cartesi Machine. Just like the EVM and other blockchains VM’s, the Cartesi Machine is deterministic and reproducible. But, unlike Cartesi, blockchains VM’s don’t support an operating system, which also happens to be related to the poor scalability of blockchains.

Because Cartesi allows for tens of thousands more computational throughput than the underlying blockchain, it can afford to have a VM that boots an Operating system like Linux. And by doing so, with the optimistic rollups system we will soon release, developers can create the logic of their smart contracts as a program that compiles for Linux and uses mainstream software components.

As I was saying earlier, bringing an operating system, which is very well known and used by the mainstream market to the blockchain, enables us to welcome millions of mainstream developers to blockchain

Traditional developers won’t need to learn new languages and work under the constraints of tools that have been created in the last 3–4 years. Instead, these developers and also existing DApp developers will count on a vast array of languages, libraries, and components that evolved for decades on Linux.

Ben G.Crypto: Thank you for expanding! Now, let’s move to the community part of the AMA.

The following are live questions from the community.

Bruno: I’m truly humbled by the number of questions we received in such a small amount of time! Let us go through those questions…

Q1: Security is the most important thing to consider when starting a project. How secured is this project for users and investors?

Bruno: Hi, thanks a lot for your question! We at Cartesi consider ourselves almost an “information security” company. We put a huge amount of effort into making sure everything on our side is reliable and extremely safe. Take, for example, the launch of our delegated staking. We hugely respect our community and token holders and not only did we put enormous amounts of internal effort into building a state of the art delegation system but also hired several rounds of contracts auditing and made a Mainnet launch plan that included 2 versions of staking delegation on testnet with active community participation. We believe we live in a new community-economy-based era and community participation is key! We followed with a soft launch on Mainnet as a final check and right now have a live bounty program to extend participation to our community as well as the entire development community to help us keep everyone safe. This helps ensure every single piece of code we move forward with is very well handled and deployed.

We also have monthly development recaps where you can follow up on our development milestones and actions. You can follow us on our Medium account to keep up to date:

Cartesi’s optimistic rollups are revolutionizing smart contract programming by allowing developers to code with…

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Q2: The crypto industry is a fast-paced industry, how flexible is your project to change quickly and keep pace with trends in technology? What is your long-term vision or forecast for the industry in which your project operates?

​​Bruno: Hi, thanks for bringing up this topic! Indeed our industry moves at a pace not seen in other industries. We like to say our tech is “future proof”, meaning we don’t only address the challenges and demands of current projects and DApps but in fact, we massively scale computation and transactions while bringing an entire operating system to the blockchain — allowing us to completely change the game. Our technology framework offers an abstraction layer over the blockchain infrastructure (we are blockchain agnostic btw) that allows any developer to use any programming language to code their application. Besides that, you can leverage existing libraries and implement solutions that are not doable or almost impossible to be done, on other existing infrastructures. For example, we used C++ to code a 100% fully decentralized heads-up poker game and we will soon be doing a demo of that for our community! Alongside that, we easily used the same solution to implement a chess game also totally decentralized.

I invite the community here to learn more about our project and eventually apply for our Labs Program. We have tons of grants to support developers and creative entrepreneurs in using our technology:

The Cartesi Labs is all about pushing the boundaries of what is doable, making the impossible, possible. A research…

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Q3: While you build your project, do you take into account community feedback and demands?

Max: Good question! We believe Community is essential in building a decentralized network. Our Cartesi Improvement Proposal (CIP) process we initiated earlier this year is a great way for our community to take part in governance. Furthermore, we have been growing our community teams internally, to further support and enable our community of builders, thinkers and creatives. Cartesi Labs which Bruno shared above is also a great way for contributors to receive support and grants from us.

We’d love for you to be part of this journey with us! You can join our development community on our Discord here:

Check out the Cartesi Development Community community on Discord – hang out with 5,148 other members and enjoy free…

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Bruno: We believe community is the key part of this new economy — what we call “community-based economy” so we indeed put a lot of effort not only to keep our community informed about our progress but also to allow active participation, as Max stated, in our project.

You can follow our online communities at:

Telegram Announcements | Telegram | Discord (Development Community)| Reddit | Twitter | Facebook| Instagram | Youtube | Github | Website

Our Discord is preferred for those looking for more a developer-centric community. To follow our executive team and see the latest on Cartesi as well as the general market, Twitter is a good way of keeping up to date.

Of course, we cannot leave out mentioning our rich GitHub repository that’s open to everyone:

Popular repositories Loading People This organization has no public members. You must be a member to see who’s a part…

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Q4: COVID 19 has slowed down many economies around the world but as a crypto business, does it affect you negatively or positively? Are you still on track to achieve your goals or are you planning a new development?

Max: COVID was difficult for many of us personally and our relatives! Nevertheless, our team was fully distributed across the world already. So we have been working from home pre-COVID and were thus somewhat prepared. In a way, being at home has pushed forward the tech/digital industry and has led more people to open their eyes to the exciting world of blockchain -it has also led people to think about what really matters!

In that vein, I believe that creating fairer, distributed, and transparent systems are key. At Cartesi, we want to welcome all developers and builders to join this revolution 🙂

Q5: Does your project support staking? If yes, how does your staking system work, what is the requirement for users if they want to stake on your platform? Do you have a Token Burning plan to increase Token value and attract Investors to invest?

Bruno: Hi, thanks for asking about staking. We do indeed have a staking program since we have a side chain project in which consensus is a proof of stake mechanism developed in-house. Our PoS is live on Mainnet and you can stake directly through our website or with major partners like Binance.

To stake through our website please go to the staking page: https://explorer.cartesi.io/

For further information on how to delegate your stake you can check out this article that includes step-by-step instructions on staking:

Thoroughly tested, audited, and fully decentralized

And I think that was our 5th and last question — thank you everyone!

Max: Thanks all, it was a pleasure to be here!

Bruno: And I invite the Generation Crypto community to keep following us on our social channels! We’re looking forward to onboarding developers and new community members to join us on our journey. We’re welcoming everybody to join our home to what’s next!

I really appreciate the questions received from the community — thanks a lot for inviting us Ben and Generation Crypto!

About Cartesi

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.

Follow Cartesi across official channels:

Telegram Announcements | Telegram | Discord (Development Community)| Reddit | Twitter | Facebook| Instagram | Youtube | Github | Website

Original article published on Cartesi’s Medium.

About Catoshi Nakamoto

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