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"Trust but verify" is a valuable DLT model , does your language support it?

Posted by Digital Asset on Jun 14, 2018 9:00:00 AM

 

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Topics: DAML, SDK

The only valid smart contract is a voluntary one,  easier said than done

Posted by Digital Asset on May 31, 2018 9:00:00 AM

 

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Topics: DAML, SDK

A new language for a new paradigm: smart contracts

Posted by Digital Asset on May 18, 2018 9:00:00 AM

DAML - a language purpose-built for the exchange of value

In Distributed Ledgers need more than traditional design patterns, Shaul asserted that because Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) is a fundamentally new paradigm for operating applications that span multiple untrusted actors, programming languages used to build applications for more traditional environments are insufficient for writing smart contracts.

What, then, should a DLT contract language look like?

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Topics: Smart Contracts, DAML, SDK

What properties must an enterprise smart contract language have?

Posted by Digital Asset on May 7, 2018 12:00:00 AM

When it comes to DLT contract languages you must choose, but choose wisely

In our previous article Distributed ledgers need more than traditional application design patterns, Shaul pointed out that most DLT vendors deliberately choose to “pair their ledgers with programming languages that are general-purpose and familiar in an effort to appeal to the most widespread developer skills.” This approach is understandable, and reduces the learning curve, but features of those languages can cause unpleasant issues when used for writing DLT smart contracts. Tony Hoare refers to null pointers as his billion dollar mistake — in this post we’ll discuss some of the language features that have already led to multi-million dollar mistakes when used in a DLT setting, and suggest some properties that a contract language should exhibit to help avoid similar mistakes in the future.

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Topics: Smart Contracts, DAML, SDK

Computerworld: ASX details timeline, features for new blockchain-inspired system

Posted by Digital Asset on Apr 30, 2018 5:03:00 PM

ASX Limited, the operator of the Australian Securities Exchange, has released new details of the system inspired by Bitcoin’s blockchain technology that will replace CHESS: The ASX’s Clearing House Electronic Subregister System.

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Topics: ASX

Distributed ledgers need more than traditional application design patterns

Posted by Digital Asset on Apr 18, 2018 11:00:00 AM

The role of language in DLT-based financial markets

Modern society depends on the secure transfer of value in nearly every aspect of life — from transfers of stock, bonds, or cash on the books of financial markets to the consumption of digital content for a fee. Despite the pervasiveness of financial transactions and decades of operational experience executing them, two major problems remain unsolved:

  1. Executing transactions is still complex, opaque, expensive, and full of operational risk.
  2. Despite blazingly fast innovation in other areas of software development, innovation in the world of cross-enterprise workflows is painfully slow.

Why?

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Topics: Smart Contracts, DAML, SDK

Blythe Masters interview from Blockchain Insider

Posted by Digital Asset on Mar 12, 2018 4:51:05 PM

 

Simon Taylor, Co-founder and Blockchain Lead at 11:FS and host of Blockchain Insider, interviews Digital Asset CEO, Blythe Masters, in this excerpt from Blockchain Insider Episode 33.

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ASX Gives Digital Asset’s Technology Green Light to Replace CHESS

Posted by Digital Asset on Dec 6, 2017 5:21:16 PM

 

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Topics: ASX

Blythe Masters and Michael Bodson to Keynote Synchronize

Posted by Digital Asset on Sep 25, 2017 8:00:00 AM

 

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Digital Asset to be Title Sponsor at Synchronize

Posted by Digital Asset on Aug 14, 2017 2:21:16 PM

 

 

Digital Asset is delighted to announce that it will be the Title Sponsor of Synchronize, a new conference hosted by global event organizer IMN, dedicated to DLT for Financial Institutions.

Launching on April 19th, 2018 in New York City, Blythe Masters will be keynoting the event to discuss key themes and talk about DA's road to adoption alongside some of the largest financial infrastructures in the world.

Register now for Super Early Bird savings.

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