Release of Daml Connect 1.18.1

Daml Connect 1.18.0 has been released. You can install it using: daml install 1.18.1 SDK 1.18.1 is a bugfix release which fixes two issues in SDK 1.18.0: Fix gRPC timeouts in Daml Studio Daml v1.18.0 introduced a bug on MacOS Monterey Daml Studio where daml repl and daml test would sometimes produce the following errors: ScenarioServiceBackendException { scenarioNote = “Failed to create...
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Ethereum versus Daml, an analysis of Enterprise Blockchain

As developers identify the blockchain infrastructure and application development platform to support their applications, many community members seek to understand the differences between Daml and Ethereum. Both Daml and Ethereum are used as blockchain open source to create applications that solve industry-level problems; however, there are several differences between the two platforms...
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The structure and flow of Daml smart contracts: Part 1

In this two-part series, I will walk you through the Daml smart contract structure (static view) and flow (dynamic view). These two views together convey the full picture of what Daml smart contracts are, and the business value they carry. Underlying these two views of smart contracts is the Daml ledger model, which describes how a Daml ledger, acting as a kind of smart contract storage...
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My New Year’s wish for the future of Open Business

Editor's note: Eric Saraniecki is Digital Asset's Co-founder and Head of Strategic Initiatives 2021 was a banner year for digital assets, blockchain, and distributed ledger technology (DLT). Market caps of cryptocurrencies eclipsed those of many Fortune 500 companies. Non-fungible tokens (NFT) dominated the collective consciousness. Nations banned crypto for the tenth year in a row....
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Asset Tokenization with Daml: Solutions and Beyond

Following past market shifts to immobilize and later dematerialize assets with the goal of enhancing trading efficiency, most assets have effectively been digital for more than 20 years. Since one of the strongest driving factors for asset tokenization is enhanced liquidity, the first class of asset-backed tokens belongs to assets that are known for limitations in liquidity –...
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SE2 and Digital Asset Partner to Innovate Across the Insurance and Annuity Product Lifecycle

Strategic alliance leverages distributed ledger and smart contracts to create better data access, standardization, and low-cost product liquidity December 8, 2021 SE2, a leading life and annuities insurance technology and services firm, and Digital Asset, a software and services provider, today announced their strategic collaboration to create products supporting the sales and servicing...
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Release of Daml Connect 1.11.3

Daml Connect 1.11.3 has been released. Improvements to the observability of the HTTP-JSON API: All of the additional metrics and logging added to Daml up to the 1.18.0 release have been backported to this version The HTTP-JSON API can be configured to use JSON as its logging format with the --log-encoder json CLI option The HTTP-JSON API log level can be configured with the --log-level...
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Tokenization done right: A compliant and comprehensive approach with Daml

As more securities move to distributed ledger technology (DLT) platforms, effective asset tokenization holds the key to transforming issuance, settlement, custody, and asset servicing processes in financial services. The benefits of such digitization are clear — corporate actions and complex lifecycle management of regulated assets have long been major pain points across the industry,...
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Release of Daml Connect 1.18.0

Daml Connect 1.18.0 has been released. You can install it using: daml install 1.18.0 Summary Improved error codes and messages throughout the stack aid error handling and development of robust client applications. The JSON API and Daml Script have improved support for multi-party submissions. In particular, the JSON API now allows overriding the actAs and readAs party sets, and Daml...
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DigitalX: Reducing compliance risk through smart digitization

All companies listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) must have a securities trading policy to help manage and govern how directors, managers, and employees buy and sell shares within the company. Whenever an annual report, market-sensitive information, and/or new data regarding performance of a product or service is released internally, a restricted period for trading goes...
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