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May 31, 2018

The only valid smart contract is a voluntary one — easier said than done

By Martin Huschenbett
. May 31, 2018

DAML models, tracks, and enforces smart contract rights and obligations In What properties must an enterprise smart contract language have?, Simon and Neil defined several properties that “a smart contract language must enable for it to be acceptable for automating financial workflows.” The first of these specified that “for the …

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May 17, 2018

A new language for a new paradigm: smart contracts

By Ben Lippmeier
. May 17, 2018

DAML — a language purpose-built for the exchange of value In Distributed Ledgers need more than traditional design patterns, Shaul asserted that because Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) is a fundamentally new paradigm for operating applications that span multiple untrusted actors, programming languages used to build applications for …

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May 7, 2018

What properties must an enterprise smart contract language have?

By Simon Meier
. May 7, 2018

When it comes to DLT contract languages you must choose, but choose wisely In our previous article Distributed ledgers need more than traditional application design patterns, Shaul pointed out that most DLT vendors deliberately choose to “pair their ledgers with programming languages that are general-purpose and familiar in an effort to …

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Apr 18, 2018

Distributed ledgers need more than traditional application design patterns

By Shaul Kfir
. Apr 18, 2018

The role of language in DLT-based financial markets Modern society depends on the secure transfer of value in nearly every aspect of life — from transfers of stock, bonds, or cash on the books of financial markets to the consumption of digital content for a fee. Despite the pervasiveness of financial transactions and decades of …

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