Could Linux help overcome blockchain's usability challenge?

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Blockchain still suffers from an adoption problem.

Put simply, the current gap between blockchain and the real world is still too big.

Given its credentials as an extremely popular open-source and free operating system, Linux could provide the most powerful opportunity to build a bridge between blockchain and the real world.

Linux as Decentralized Infrastructure?Early next year, a blockchain project called Cartesi.

The project aims to create a decentralized Linux infrastructure for scalable blockchain applications.

Cartesi offers the potential to open up blockchain to a vast pool of would-be dApp developers all over the world.

Imagine, in the future, downloading a dApp game to a game console, paying for it with a crypto wallet that's also integrated to the device itself, with the transaction and the wallet still secured by blockchain.

Although Cartesi appears to be the first project to use an existing operating system, it's not the first to coin the idea of an operating system for blockchain.

The project's white paper identified that blockchain requires an operating system to make it more accessible, and outlined how the aelf ecosystem is analogous to the Linux kernel.

Although we aren't quite there yet, these projects show that building a bridge between blockchain and the rest of the world isn't an impossible mission.