Layer-2 blockchain Cartesi has launched Optimistic Rollups that will allow developers to build scalable Ethereum applications.

Cartesi Adopts Optimistic Rollups 

Cartesi (CTSI) is a Layer-2 chain that began in 2018 as a Binance Launchpad project. In the latest update, the team implemented a popular L-2 scaling solution called Optimistic Rollups.

Optimistic Rollups are considered one of the best ways to address Ethereum’s scaling issues, at least while the final launch of ETH 2.0 is still quite far away.

Rollups allow developers to perform computationally heavy tasks off-chain and broadcast results later on the Ethereum mainnet. 

This reduces the cost of interacting with the Ethereum network and increases blockchain throughput. 

Cartesi’s Linux Virtual Machine

The implementation of Optimistic Rollups follows the recent launch of Cartesi Machine, a virtual machine that enables Ethereum smart contracts to run the Linux operating system (OS).

According to Cartesi’s CEO, the combination of Cartesi Machine and Optimistic Rollups will be the first time developers can build scalable Ethereum contracts using a mainstream software stack that runs on Linux. 

“Having scalable smart contracts on Linux represents not just an incremental improvement to decentralized applications. Allowing mainstream programmability means that DApp developers have an entirely new expressive power to create from simple to rather complex smart contracts,” said Cartesi’s CEO Erick de Moura.

This means that developers using Cartesi may go beyond the limitations of Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) and Solidity language to write smart contracts on any package or library that is already compiled for Linux. 

The update may be crucial for software developers who do not have Ethereum expertise will be able to develop and implement scalable DApps.

Disclosure: The author did not hold crypto mentioned in this article at the time of press.


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