DescriptionWhat is Cartesi? Cartesi is taking smart contracts on Ethereum to the next level. It is solving the urgent problem of scalability and high fees by implementing a variant of optimistic roll-ups. Most notably, Cartesi is revolutionizing smart contract programming by allowing developers to code with mainstream software stacks instead of Solidity. Noether is Cartesi's side-chain that’s optimized for ephemeral data, providing low-cost data availability to DApps. What makes Cartesi Unique? What gives Cartesi a competitive edge is that it allows developers to code their smart contracts and DApps directly with mainstream software components and Linux OS resources. This is a breakthrough for the productivity of existing DApp developers and for the adoption of non-blockchain developers. This is a necessary step to the very future of blockchains and their applications. In addition, key highlights include: Transaction scaling: 20-fold+ TPS increase over Ethereum Computational scaling: million-fold more computational steps per second than Ethereum. Run intensive computations on massive amounts of data off-chain with the same security guarantees offered by the blockchain; Programmability: Smart contract logic runs under Linux, and is coded with a choice of thousands of open-source software components available for Linux; Data availability scaling: massively reduce blockchain fees on data availability by using Noether. Noether is Cartesi's side-chain that allows ephemeral data storage of large files and high throughput messaging for DApps. Ease of Adoption: Developers can work in a familiar environment with no artificial limitations and with access to all their favorite tools; Portability: Cartesi aims to make DApps portable across the most important public blockchains that support smart contracts; Privacy: DApp states can be kept private among application participants. CTSI Overview and Use Cases CTSI is a utility token that works as a crypto-fuel for Noether. Stakers receive CTSI rewards by staking their tokens and participating in the network. Node runners are selected randomly according to a PoS system and gain the right to create the next block. Users of the network pay CTSI fees to insert data on the side-chain. CTSI will also be used for DApps to outsource the execution of verifiable and enforceable computation to entities running Descartes nodes.