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Jun 2, 2020

The Privacy Tradeoff

By Anthony Lusardi
. Jun 2, 2020

In almost every facet of life we prefer the presence of privacy to the absence of it, or at least the choice of being private. In many cases privacy appears to be a given but we’re increasingly confronted with technological and practical tradeoffs. Everything is a tradeoff Privacy is impossible without tradeoffs. For example in

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DAML Database JSON mvp UI

Apr 14, 2020

Unbounded tech stacks with DAML

By Anthony Lusardi
. Apr 14, 2020

When you create an application you can be reasonably assured that the program starts and stops at its runtime with fairly flexible interfaces for data persistence such as relational SQL, document stores, key value stores, time series dbs, etc. So it comes as quite a shock to people when they write smart contracts and find that they’re …

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SMART CONTRACTS software authentication

Apr 7, 2020

Smart contracts are good. Let’s make them better.

By Anthony Lusardi
. Apr 7, 2020

Nick Szabo’s smart contract in DAML Smart contracts are an interesting concept that were first introduced by Nick Szabo in his seminal paper on smart contracts. The idea of representing agreements as code, making programs code more legible for non-programmers, and enforcing processes and agreements is quite attractive. But have we …

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SMART CONTRACTS software authentication

Mar 24, 2020

Centralized, distributed, decentralized, umm…what?

By Anthony Lusardi
. Mar 24, 2020

This is the first article in a series of posts covering everything from privacy, to smart contracts, to portability, and more concepts related to distributed systems.

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