Digital Customer Experiences Using Smart Contracts - Part 2

In my last blog on Enhancing Digital Customer Experiences Using Smart Contracts, we looked at how customer preferences management can be dramatically simplified using smart contracts. A smart contracts based approach avoids customer preferences management to be treated as an add-on or external database (even if it physically is). This avoids costly reconciliations and process breaks due...
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Community Update - November 2020

Update: 1.7.0 has been released and you can read the full release notes here. Block8 published part two AND part three of their DAML vs. Corda series. Part 2 covers ease of learning and documentation while Part 3 dives into functionality. A must-read series. Luciano wants to know the community's thoughts on how to expand DAML functionality and reduce code duplication via additional...
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How Daml can complement Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) has emerged as a very cost efficient and non-intrusive method to quickly automate highly repetitive business processes. Thanks to advances in AI, software robots can also process and intelligently understand documents, often with the help of specialized tools such as CaptureFast, and take necessary action.  A side effect of RPA implementations is the...
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How to reduce the administrative burden for your KYC process with DLT and DAML (with free e-book)

All financial institutions are required to perform “know your customer” (KYC) checks to comply with regulations and tackle risk contagion throughout the holding chain (a chain of “custody” service providers). This is most pertinent to investor onboarding, where due diligence processes require collecting and validating a client’s information, which in turn generates numerous challenges...
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Porting Chainstack’s `No Ticket Scalping` CorDapp to Daml for Corda

This article discusses the steps taken to port Chainstack’s ‘No Ticket Scalping’ CorDapp to a Daml application running on a Daml for Corda deployment. This article will concentrate on the technical steps required; for a more in-depth description of the application itself, see Chainstack’s write up. The ported application is available on GitHub. Approach The approach taken was first to...
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Secure Daml Infrastructure - Part 1 PKI and certificates

Daml is a smart contract language designed to abstract away much of the boilerplate and lower level issues allowing developers to focus on how to model and secure business workflows. Daml Ledger and a Daml Model defines how Daml workflows provide ways to control access to business data, the privacy guarantees and what actions parties can take to update the state model and move workflows...
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Answering the call: Distributed Twitter made easy!

Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter sent a series of tweets at the end of 2019 saying that Twitter is researching in moving towards a decentralising version of Twitter : Twitter is funding a small independent team of up to five open source architects, engineers, and designers to develop an open and decentralized standard for social media. The goal is for Twitter to ultimately be a client of...
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Community Update - October 2020

WOW. This sure has been a busy month in the world of Daml. We've got a ton of new docs, some bug fixes, and an assortment of blogs and posts. Check it all out below. What's New in the Ecosystem Update: 1.6.0 has been released and you can read the full release notes here. We'll be holding two community open door sessions for the 1.6.0 RC, one for US-based timezones and one for APAC. Bugs...
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Public Blockchains and Distributed Ledgers

I try hard to differentiate between what people mean when they talk about “blockchain”s. In my view calling a public blockchain and a distributed ledger by the same blanket term is about as informative as calling SQL, MongoDB, and an Excel spreadsheet a “database”. It’s technically correct but very uninformative. So I’d like to try my hand at clarifying this and exploring the benefits...
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When Failsafes Fail and What to do About it

In common legacy systems supporting mission-critical networks that simply cannot go down, there’s often some form of failover system. In a recent real world case the Tokyo Stock Exchange experienced this type of outage, their primary system went down and that triggered a failover to a secondary system which also failed. In another the US’s 911 system had an hour-long outage in 14...
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