Posted 2 months ago | by @devadmin

February 26, 2021 February has been a significant month of progress for Cartesi! We are starting 2021 off with the bang to lead into the year. We’ve begun bringing more awareness to what we are building and have had significant expansion in our community and partnerships.

The Cartesi team recently released our updated roadmap for 2021 alongside staking achievements, a growing number of organic nodes, and a rush of new community members.

In addition to this, we announced integrations and partnerships with Avalanche and Elrond. This is part of our ongoing initiatives to integrate with the most important blockchains and support the development of smart contracts using Linux and mainstream software components. By integrating with these important blockchain communities, Cartesi gains access to an entirely new community of developers, supporters, and awareness.

Alongside this significant progress, we also entered the last phase of our DApp Incubation Program with the 3 teams that are currently building on our live product, the Descartes SDK. We featured full articles on what Creol, SimThunder, and Carti are building, including live interviews. The projects are now in the last 2 days of Cartesi’s $20K Quadratic Funding round on Gitcoin Grants.

Read on to find out more!

Partnerships and Integrations

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We were thrilled to announce that Cartesi partnered with Elrond (EGLD) to integrate optimistic rollups for high computational scalability and enabling a Linux runtime for smart contracts. Cartesi and Elrond will collaborate from 2021 on the integration, working together to onboard the next billion people and bring blockchain to mainstream adoption.

In light of our partnership, Augusto Teixeira, Chief Scientific Officer at Cartesi also ran an AMA in Elrond’s Telegram Community. Lots of great questions were made about the partnership, integration, and what Cartesi will enable on Elrond. Read the full recap!

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In addition, we also announced that Cartesi will be integrating its layer-2 infrastructure with Avalanche (AVAX), enabling a Linux environment for smart contracts and higher computational scalability.

Descartes, Cartesi’s decentralized computational oracle, will be available on Avalanche in Q1 2021, followed by a combined research effort with Ava Labs on how to further integrate the Cartesi Machine (Cartesi’s Linux VM) with Avalanche. This research hopes to foster the adoption of these technologies with ecosystem collaborations and combined grant programs.

Cartesi and Avalanche will continue to work closely together to allow for easy deployments of DApps for developers, and most importantly, the mainstream adoption of blockchain-enabled solutions.

These partnerships and integrations are part of Cartesi’s continual emphasis on the mainstream adoption of blockchain tech and its commitment to allowing developers to deploy their DApps on the most relevant blockchains. Through integrating with these important blockchain communities, Cartesi gains access to an entirely new community of developers, supporters, and awareness.

In addition, we will have specific initiatives that occur with each integration or partnership, including combined grant program efforts.

Stay tuned for more exciting news and developments on these initiatives to come.

CTSI Reserve Mining & Staking

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In expanding CTSI Reserve Mining and our Staking ecosystem, we were also pleased to integrate with Staking Rewards, a Leading Data Provider for Staking and Crypto Growth Tools. Our listing on Staking Rewards allows us to be easily discovered and referenced through real-time, transparent, and verifiable staking data to the wider crypto ecosystem and staking enthusiasts.

View our listing: https://www.stakingrewards.com/earn/cartesi/overview

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During February, we also saw significant organic growth towards bootstrapping Noether. We have now hit a milestone of over 40,000,000 CTSI staked, 127 nodes, and a 14.7% participation rate at the time of writing.

In addition, Noether’s PoS v1.1 is nearing release, as mentioned in our development recap.

As a reminder, visit our CTSI Reserve Mining website for more info on participating and joining the ecosystem.

DApp Incubation Program Teams and $20K Matching Round on Gitcoin Grants

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We also entered the last phase of our DApp Incubation Program with the 3 teams that are currently building on our live product, the Descartes SDK.

We recently featured full articles on what Creol, SimThunder, and Carti are building, including live interviews. Check them out below!

We are now in the last two days of Cartesi’s $20K Quadratic Funding round on Gitcoin Grants, if you’re interested in participating you can contribute now: https://gitcoin.co/grants/cartesi

Cartesi DApp Incubation Program Spotlight — IoT: Creol

Cartesi DApp Incubation Program Spotlight — IoT: Creol

Cartesi Incubator Spotlight-NFTs: SimThunder

Cartesi Incubator Spotlight-NFTs: SimThunder

Cartesi Incubator Spotlight-Infrastructure: Carti

Cartesi Incubator Spotlight-Infrastructure: Carti

We were extremely pleased with the outcome of our first DApp Incubation Program and the teams that are building on the Descartes SDK. As we release Descartes 1.0 and Descartes Rollups, we can’t wait to see what’s to come.

In addition, we are now in the planning stages of a brand new grant program. If you are interested in developing with Cartesi, don’t forget to join our development community on Discord and follow along.

Summary of Ecosystem Updates in February

Cartesi in the Media

Community Created Content

As our community continues to expand, we highlight some of the most noteworthy pieces of content created for Cartesi on a monthly basis. If you want to be featured in next month’s update, then please contact us at info@cartesi.io.

Want to stay up to date? Make sure to join our announcements channel on Telegram:

Cartesi Announcements

Cartesi’s Ecosystem Links:

Website: https://cartesi.io

Explorer: https://explorer.cartesi.io

Twitter: https://twitter.com/cartesiproject

Telegram: https://t.me/cartesiproject

Telegram Announcements: https://t.me/cartesiannouncements

Discord (Development Community): https://discordapp.com/invite/Pt2NrnS

GitHub: https://github.com/cartesi

Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/cartesi/

Original article published on Cartesi’s Medium.