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Jul 1, 2020

How to Start a Startup: Looking ahead into the unknown

By Eric Saraniecki
. Jul 1, 2020

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.  Michael Shaulov, CEO and Co-founder of Fireblocks: “I think that building

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Jun 30, 2020

What is Formal Verification and what it means for DAML

By Gert-Jan Bottu
. Jun 30, 2020

For the past three months, I got to experience (remote) life at Digital Asset, working alongside the amazing language team, and combining several passions of mine: functional programming languages, formal methods, state of the art blockchain technology and drinking coffee. In the context of this internship, I developed a formal verification tool for the DAML

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Jun 24, 2020

How to Start a Startup: First Employees

By Eric Saraniecki
. Jun 24, 2020

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.  Michael Shaulov, CEO and Co-founder of Fireblocks: “There’s a fairly limited group of people

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Jun 23, 2020

Reading DAML Smart Contracts for Non-Programmers

By Anthony Lusardi
. Jun 23, 2020

How do you read a programming language? And what do we mean by read, is reading just the words on the page or the comprehension of what the program intends, or the ability to reason about whether or not the program does what it intends. For most people they simply can’t reasonably read, comprehend, or

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Jun 17, 2020

How to Start a Startup: Early Funding

By Eric Saraniecki
. Jun 17, 2020

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.  Michael Shaulov, CEO and Co-founder of Fireblocks: “If you’re a first-time entrepreneur, the best way

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Jun 16, 2020

Why DAML is great to represent digital currency

By Richard Kapolnai
. Jun 16, 2020

CBDC modeling in a nutshell Continuing our blog series on Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC), in this post, we will highlight the main features of digital money and how they can be implemented with DAML smart contracts. We are also going to show some examples in the form of the actual DAML code. Functionalities of

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Jun 10, 2020

How we built a distributed application for supply chain visibility using DAML in 4 weeks

By Rakesh Prasad
. Jun 10, 2020

A few weeks ago we set out to develop a healthcare supplies procurement app to meet the demands of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that the app is ready I wanted to share our journey and some interesting takeaways we took away from the process. Many thanks to Manish Grover from Digital Asset for his business

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Jun 5, 2020

Announcing DAML SDK 1.2.0

By Bernhard Elsner
. Jun 5, 2020

DAML SDK 1.2.0 brings some minor feature improvements and many bug fixes to DAML. In parallel to the SDK release we are happy to announce that DAML-on-Fabric has been upgraded and now supports DAML SDK versions 1.0.0 and newer. We’ve also recently launched our forum at discuss.daml.com. It is chock-full of questions, technical discussions, news updates, and even

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Jun 3, 2020

How to Start a Startup: Building a Founding Team

By Eric Saraniecki
. Jun 3, 2020

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

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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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