In a recent chat with Crypto Rain, one of the most genuine and sincere of crypto influencers, the Cortex team discussed the core aspects of the upcoming release. If you’re looking to understand more about this new project and what it seeks to achieve, we highly recommend a watch and a listen. What follows is a quick summary of the core issues discussed during the chat and how Cortex will usher in web3.
Perhaps the most important things to understand here is the main goal of Cortex. According to Leonard Kish, Co-founder of Cortex, is a web development tool and decentralized notes app that allows anyone to create and interact in a complete web3 environment. With Cortex, when you create a web page, you also gain access to more crypto use cases that are built-in. The pages and the content you create are yours as you own and control the data. But even more, the URL is human-readable (the same URLs we are used to in web2) and also double as a crypto addresses. Every page is a wallet address. Users will have access to an ecosystem where crypto and data will interact in a seamless manner even for non- crypto natives, or “normies.”
Josh Robinson, Co-founder of Cortex, added that Cortex essentially takes away the complexity that comes with addresses, making it simple for everyone to access different cool technologies. Even better, this project allows creators and users to get more specific about scaling their content. Suppose you’re a vlogger or you run a podcast and you want your audience to interact directly with your posts, you can customize the domain name for this purpose. This way, users can send you financial tokens for specific posts that they like or they can comment or offer a ‘thumbs up’ that’s tokenized and belongs to the receiver. Essentially, this will provide creators with an effective way for specific content interaction. You can own the sentiment you receive.
Or course, there have been numerous discussions about how to tokenize a lot of the things that happen in web2 — commenting, post interactions, emoji, and more. Cortex happens to be one of the early projects taking the mantle of providing a pathway to get this done. Noting that this might be the stepping stone to a new technology shift, Crypto Rain stated that Cortex seems to be doing something different from other players in the same space. Josh asserted that Cortex understands the importance of having multiple sources for content and providing a place for all sorts of posts to live. Therefore, the project leverages the butterfly protocol to provide single-click access to one domain that houses all these posts. Think about Cortex as a new browser type where users don’t have to worry about how to navigate around crypto, it’s built-in at the root level.
The chat goes into how users don’t have to create new assets on-chain or incur an expensive transaction when completing a post. Most of the regular mechanisms obtainable in day-to-day internet activities don’t need to be completed on-chain. After all, there are a number of things that don’t require a global consensus. Additionally, Cortex is being built on Polygon, so even the activities that take place on-chain attract a very low cost. Essentially, Cortex will operate in a similar manner to most of the existing applications — only that users will have the crypto benefits and also operate in a completely decentralized space.
Clearly, web3 is here and it’s about crypto integration into our lives. Cortex will make that transition seamless for all users. For more insights into how the project will work, you can access the chat with Crypto Rain here.