By Digital Asset
Further readingHow difficult is it to write correct smart contracts? Depends on your tools! Introducing Daml Connect What properties must an enterprise smart contract language have? Keeping smart contracts private is hard, unless you truly understand them The only valid smart contract is a voluntary one, easier said than done
Smart contract language: the real arbiter of truth?
By Digital Asset. Jul 31, 2018
DAML helps preserve the confidentiality of sensitive DLT contractual information
In this blog series, the value of evidentiary, or audit ‘trails’ that record the results of contract execution has been voiced a couple of times: first from Simon and Neil in their blog entry What properties must an Enterprise smart contract language have? (“For a contract to be enforceable … a tamper-proof trail of evidence showing that agreements were entered into voluntarily by all of the contract’s stakeholders [must be preserved]”), then Ben and Edward in A new language for a new paradigm: smart contracts (“the very execution of a DAML program also creates a structured, human understandable audit trail that explains exactly why each action was performed”).
Why does Digital Asset place so much emphasis on this, and why exactly can a system based on our smart contract language, DAML, deliver a rich evidentiary trail while others cannot?