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Cartesi launches first ever Layer-2 Linux infrastructure for developing blockchain DApps

George Miller

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Cartesi creates a bridge between Linux and blockchains, giving DApps massive processing power and industrial-grade programmability

Cartesi, the first ever DApp infrastructure that runs an operating system (OS) on top of blockchains, announces the launch of its platform as the company completes another funding period for Q1. The company’s layer-2 solution is the first of its kind to bridge the gap between a Linux runtime environment and blockchain, giving developers the opportunity to create DApps  using a vast array of mainstream software stacks.

As blockchain moves out of the shadows and into mainstream consciousness; programming and developing infrastructure must adapt to the new technology for other, non-crypto purposes. Currently, it is possible to develop directly on the blockchain, but the process is complex, lengthy, and the applications are left with very limited computational capabilities.

Cartesi brings all the tools and capabilities available in modern operating systems to the decentralized web. The company’s solution provides a legitimate and fully-fledged Linux OS that magnifies the capabilities of decentralized applications without compromising on the security guarantees of blockchain. Cartesi enables  programmers to code decentralized applications seamlessly, while maintaining the appeal of mainstream web apps. Moreover, Cartesi will reduce the barrier of entry for mainstream developers and veterans, by eliminating the need to learn new programming languages and domain-specific tools that often present limitations and a steep learning curve.

“We are excited to be launching the first ever Linux infrastructure that runs on top of  blockchain, while we complete our second round of funding,” says Cartesi CEO Erick de Moura. “Blockchains and decentralization will allow for a new exciting range of applications, but with the current state of DApps, the space is very limited, making it very difficult for mainstream adoption. So, we are striving to create serious change and increase the viability of DApp development on top of blockchain.”

Cartesi is simultaneously launching Creepts, the decentralized tower defense tournament game. Creepts is built on-top of Cartesi’s general-purpose computing layer-2 solution for blockchains.

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Japan’s Blockchain Contents Association Proposes New Gaming Guidelines

Niji Narayan

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The Blockchain Contents Association (BCA) in Japan has proposed a new set of guidelines. BCA is a self-regulatory organisation that aims to protect users from blockchain-based gaming and social media content.

The guidelines are in line with local laws including the Law for Preventing Unjustifiable Extra or Unexpected Benefit and Misleading Representation, the Payment Services Act and the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act.

“Through the new guidelines, we aim to help our users use content with peace of mind and contribute to the healthy development of the blockchain contents industry in Japan,” Hironao Kunimitsu, president of BCA, said.

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Join virtual property game Upland now and get a double sign-up bonus

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Players can buy, sell and trade virtual properties that are based on real-world addresses.

The momentum of mobile-based blockchain games has lessened in recent months. But that looks set to change as Upland picks up pace.

Now available through the Apple App Store and Google Play. Upland combines real-world locations with blockchain-based virtual item ownership, in this case using the EOS blockchain.

Currently available in an open beta test with San Francisco as the starting location. Players can buy, sell and trade virtual properties that are based on real-world addresses.

Note: this isn’t a location-based game so you don’t have to be in San Francisco to play; you can play it from anywhere in the world.

And it’s already proving popular. Upland is currently the sixth most popular blockchain game as ranked in DappRadar’s Games section.

Making the complex simple

The game has its own UPX in-game cryptocurrency. Users can simply buy just like any other mobile game’s in-app currency through the usual app store payment methods.

Each property you own generates rent – that’s more UPX currency. Rental multipliers can also be unlocked depending on how many properties you own and wherein the city they’re located.

More generally, one big selling point of the game is how it makes complex blockchain elements simple. So that anyone can use them.

For example, you first experience the game as what’s labeled as a ‘visitor’, which requires a minimum sign-in process. However, to ensure you keep your property, you have to log-in and get your visa stamped every week.

To get full access to the game, including user-to-user trading and to have your property truly-stored on the EOS blockchain. You first have to level up by buying or otherwise accumulating 10,000 UPX and becoming a full ‘Uplander’.

At that point, the game creates a full EOS wallet for each player. Only the player has access to this in terms of private keys, etc.

Upland is preparing to unlock new global locations so now is a great time to jump in and experience what’s happening.

If you sign up via this browser link, you’ll get a 6,000 UPX bonus. Rather than the usual 3,000 UPX when first registering.

Please note, this is double the standard 3,000 UPX for sign up. But you’ll only get this bonus if you use the browser link (via web or mobile). If you sign up through the mobile app, you’ll only get standard 3,000 UPX. (Note: multiple accounts are not allowed!)

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Cartesi launches first ever Layer-2 Linux infrastructure for developing blockchain DApps

George Miller

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Cartesi launches first ever Layer-2 Linux infrastructure for developing blockchain DApps
Reading Time: 2 minutes

 

Cartesi creates a bridge between Linux and blockchains, giving DApps massive processing power and industrial-grade programmability

Cartesi, the first ever DApp infrastructure that runs an operating system (OS) on top of blockchains, announces the launch of its platform as the company completes another funding period for Q1. The company’s layer-2 solution is the first of its kind to bridge the gap between a Linux runtime environment and blockchain, giving developers the opportunity to create DApps  using a vast array of mainstream software stacks.

As blockchain moves out of the shadows and into mainstream consciousness; programming and developing infrastructure must adapt to the new technology for other, non-crypto purposes. Currently, it is possible to develop directly on the blockchain, but the process is complex, lengthy, and the applications are left with very limited computational capabilities.

Cartesi brings all the tools and capabilities available in modern operating systems to the decentralized web. The company’s solution provides a legitimate and fully-fledged Linux OS that magnifies the capabilities of decentralized applications without compromising on the security guarantees of blockchain. Cartesi enables  programmers to code decentralized applications seamlessly, while maintaining the appeal of mainstream web apps. Moreover, Cartesi will reduce the barrier of entry for mainstream developers and veterans, by eliminating the need to learn new programming languages and domain-specific tools that often present limitations and a steep learning curve.

“We are excited to be launching the first ever Linux infrastructure that runs on top of  blockchain, while we complete our second round of funding,” says Cartesi CEO Erick de Moura. “Blockchains and decentralization will allow for a new exciting range of applications, but with the current state of DApps, the space is very limited, making it very difficult for mainstream adoption. So, we are striving to create serious change and increase the viability of DApp development on top of blockchain.”

Cartesi is simultaneously launching Creepts, the decentralized tower defense tournament game. Creepts is built on-top of Cartesi’s general-purpose computing layer-2 solution for blockchains.

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