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Aug 3, 2020

How To Have Your Cake and Eat It with DAML-on-Corda

By Simon Maxen
. Aug 3, 2020

DAML-on-Corda allows the open source DAML smart contract language to be used as an alternative to Kotlin (or Java) on the Corda open source blockchain platform. This article looks at the benefits of the ‘Initiate and Accept’ pattern. We show how a basic cake sale transaction can be improved using this pattern, how this can

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Jul 29, 2020

Programming Smart contracts – A look into Python & DAML

By Levente Barczy
. Jul 29, 2020

As smart contracts become increasingly mainstream, we wanted to discuss how Python and DAML can be used together to develop multi-party and private, yet distributed applications of the future.  We will cover briefly the background of both languages, put them in the context of the smart contracts driven distributed ledger (DLT) paradigm, and then present

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Jul 21, 2020

How to Streamline Lending and Credit Management using Smart Contracts

By Upanshu Chaudhary
. Jul 21, 2020

Lending processes are a complex mesh of customer management, risk assessment, collateral management, payments, and default management functions. Additional complexities also arise from the fact that multiple institutional parties are almost always involved, and that loans and their servicing can be sold or transferred.  Although solutions have been proposed using blockchain, complexities within the enterprise

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Jul 14, 2020

Decentralized Honesty – Habit Tracking with DAML

By Samir Talwar
. Jul 14, 2020

Against the backdrop of The Situation, many of us have been trying to turn it into opportunities when we can. For me, this meant ramping up my fitness levels. We at Digital Asset went fully remote in March 2020, and at the start of April, I committed myself to foster good habits and dropping bad

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Jul 9, 2020

Announcing DAML SDK 1.3.0

By Anthony Lusardi
. Jul 9, 2020

Minor Delay This RC was expected to be marked stable on Wednesday 15th of July. However we will need to delay the release by one day to Thursday 16th of July. During RC testing, a regression was discovered that caused the ledger offset in transaction stream requests to not be observed properly in some corner

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Jul 7, 2020

“Central Bank Digital Currencies” Technology Properties: We need Interoperability and More

By Ratko Veprek
. Jul 7, 2020

In our previous articles on this series on “Central Bank Digital Currencies”, Darko has written about the benefits and difficulties of CBDC, and Richard introduced how such a currency would look like in DAML. In this article, I want to add a few thoughts on the technological properties a sound CBDC solution should provide. There

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tech startups

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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