Unlocking New Investment Opportunities with Digital Assets

Digital Asset launches registry and exchange platform for new markets with Exberry Digital assets are emerging as a new type of asset class that will change how products are bought and sold in the market. It’s a growing trend that converts ownership/rights to an asset into a digital token or representation of that underlying asset for a predefined value. From stocks to currency, cars,...
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How to Start a Startup: Looking ahead into the unknown

Welcome to “How to Start a Startup,” a short series aimed at giving aspiring entrepreneurs a range of views about starting a new team, product, or initiative. This week, our panel of founders will discuss what marks a company’s progress beyond the startup stage.  How to Start a Startup: Looking ahead into the unknown Michael Shaulov, CEO and Co-founder of Fireblocks: "I think that...
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How to Start a Startup: First Employees

Welcome to “How to Start a Startup,” a short series aimed at giving aspiring entrepreneurs a range of views about starting a new team, product, or initiative. This week, our panel of founders will discuss what goes into making first hires.  This week in “How to Start a Startup,” @DigitalAsset’s Eric Saraniecki talks with entrepreneurs about making their companies’ first hires. Michael...
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How to Start a Startup: Early Funding

Welcome to “How to Start a Startup,” a short series aimed at giving aspiring entrepreneurs a range of views about starting a new team, product, or initiative.  This week, our panel of founders talks about their early rounds about funding.  This week in “How to Start a Startup,” @DigitalAsset’s Eric Saraniecki talks with entrepreneurs about their early rounds of funding. Michael Shaulov,...
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How to Start a Startup: Building a Founding Team

Welcome to “How to Start a Startup,” a short series aimed at giving aspiring entrepreneurs a range of views about starting a new team, product, or initiative. This week, our panel of founders will discuss how they formed a team of co-founders and how they maintain those relationships.  This week in “How to Start a Startup,” @DigitalAsset’s Eric Saraniecki talks with entrepreneurs about...
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How to Start a Startup: What to Consider Before You Take the Plunge

Welcome to “How to Start a Startup,” a short series aimed at giving aspiring entrepreneurs a range of views about starting a new team, product, or initiative. This week, our panel of founders will discuss their planning — and their inspiration — leading up to the launch of their startups. I really enjoyed hearing the responses to these questions because they presented such a broad...
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How to Start a Startup: Are Entrepreneurs Born or Made?

Welcome to “How to Start a Startup,” a short series aimed at giving aspiring entrepreneurs a range of views about starting a new team, product, or initiative. This week, our panel of founders will share how they first assumed the role, including the psychological and financial considerations that put them on the path.  Our panel of founders will share how they first assumed the role,...
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How to Start a Startup: Introducing Our Panel

Welcome to “How to Start a Startup,” a short series aimed at giving aspiring entrepreneurs a range of views about starting a new team, product, or initiative. When I initially had this idea to collate some answers from founders for would-be-founders, I had no idea I would get so many great people willing to lend their time and wisdom to the series. In early interviews, I’ve been...
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How to Start a Startup

Our inspiration for building project : DABL came from wanting to help founders and small teams make a difference with as few technical distractions as possible. To my surprise, we were often asked a lot more about what it meant to start a healthy company than to ship good code.  I was always proud to try to help, but I couldn’t help but worry that I was presenting a narrow, biased point...
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'That’s awesome, but how do I architect this?'

This is a question that I hear often when introducing companies and developers to Daml and project:DABL. The story is clear - achieve much more through focusing on your application - but where to begin is not always so straightforward. There are some differences in building applications using Daml that have great returns when done properly. This post will present an overview of...
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Skip the Scaffolding with Daml Hub

So you’re an entrepreneur who’s dreamed up the Next Killer Idea? As thousands of startups before you have discovered, a product vision is just a nice story unless you can find the market for it. Your most important tasks on the way to market should be refining your early ideas into killer features and finding your first customers. Sadly, the majority of your efforts instead will likely...
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How XBourse is building the financial market of the future with Daml and project: DABL

Tony Mackay has a history of disrupting financial markets. Mackay was a key member of the Instinet team that pioneered electronic trading in the ‘90s, and in the ‘00s developed INET (the markets and technology that powers NASDAQ). From 2007 onward, Mackay founded Chi-X, which evolved into the largest pan-European trading center and then expanded globally to Canada, Japan, Australia and...
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From Concept to Production in under 10 minutes - Meet the DABL alpha

Most developers know that it takes far too long to build meaningful applications. Engineering teams get buried by necessary – but ultimately un-differentiating – design decisions and foundation building. Things like architecture choices, API and services integration, and maintaining and operating their systems.  Until now. Today, I’m thrilled to announce the alpha release of project :...
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The integral role of contract language in DLT interoperability

Daml ensures integrity and confidentiality within and across markets During 2018 we published a series of blogs describing Daml, our modeling language for developing smart contracts (if you missed the series, you can start here). That series focused on the contract developer’s point of view, detailing how Daml abstracts away the complexity of guaranteeing ledger integrity and preserving...
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