The open source framework and consensus protocol known as Cardstack is ready to provide interoperability between conventional and blockchain data sources to create a user experience that has never been before.
One of the most disappointing things about computing nowadays is to see how fragmented the user experience can be. Even when there have been several developments in experience and design, users are still searching comprehensive seamless experiences to address ever single digital need they have.
Users need to download and use a different app according to the activity they want to do. And this may be quite annoying, because the experience is slow, conflictive and difficult sometimes to handle. For example, if an individual is using a messaging app, then it will have to change to another to see its collaboration app, and so on.
And desktop computing has also become fragmented. Companies are migrating just part of their processes to the cloud, but users have to manage an important number of accounts and subscriptions if they want to have access to the functionalities and services they need.
This means that there is a totally fragmented user experience. This lack of integration and interoperability between apps and services aggravates the situation.
Companies and developers work as centralized authorities, but they need to use additional apps, perform additional workarounds if they want to link one data source to another.
Blockchain platforms, even when they have been expanding all over the world, suffer from a lack of interoperability. Indeed, only select platforms are able to provide cross-chain interoperability. Performing transactions across decentralized applications is currently limited, because all the things mentioned before. In this way, blockchain cannot be widely adopted.
But the situation can be addressed and solved. And this is what the blockchain-based orchestration platform Cardstack is doing. It wants to provide interoperability to an industry that is completely fragmented.
Cardstack’s main purpose is to provide a blockchain-based application orchestration platform that will break down these application and infrastructure ‘silos.’ The user will have the control on the experience based on its rules and conditions. Indeed, the platform will allow users access to a variety of application functionalities.
The user will be able to see cards that then it is possible to ‘stack’ them and create customized workflows. This will let individuals to accomplish their required stacks in a very smooth and integrated way.
Each card will be representing applications states, but users will be able to dictate the workflow. Users and developer teams will have the possibility to replicate and modify them to create even more enhanced features.
The Cardstack Hub will be orchestrating the functionalities. Through the Hub, the platform will be capable of tapping into a variety of data sources which could include distributed ledger technology as well as the cloud.
There will be a native token in the platform known as Cardstack (CARD) Token. Users will be able to transact on the platform and create smart tokens that will provide access to users’ chosen apps. At the same time, developers will receive CARD tokens as reward if they contribute to the platform.
Additionally, the tokens will be staked into a reward pool and an algorithmic model will be applied and disburse rewards to contributors.
Furthermore, Cardstack will be featuring a scalable consensus protocol known as Tally. It works by pre-processing transactions before sending the final payment through the Ethereum blockchain. This will help the network providing speedy confirmations.
In sum, the platform creates a self-sustaining ecosystem that provides the interoperability needed between conventional and blockchain data sources. This presents very promising situations for the user, that can create all the experiences they need. In addition to it, the platform will let dApps and blockchain services to be widely adopted.
The company was able to sell $35 million dollars of CARD tokens. The funding will enable the project to proceed with its milestones and bring more contributors to the ecosystem.