Ethereum versus Daml, an analysis of Enterprise Blockchain

As developers identify the blockchain infrastructure and application development platform to support their applications, many community members seek to understand the differences between Daml and Ethereum. Both Daml and Ethereum are used as blockchain open source to create applications that solve industry-level problems; however, there are several differences between the two platforms...
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The structure and flow of Daml smart contracts: Part 1

In this two-part series, I will walk you through the Daml smart contract structure (static view) and flow (dynamic view). These two views together convey the full picture of what Daml smart contracts are, and the business value they carry. Underlying these two views of smart contracts is the Daml ledger model, which describes how a Daml ledger, acting as a kind of smart contract storage...
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Asset Tokenization with Daml: Solutions and Beyond

Following past market shifts to immobilize and later dematerialize assets with the goal of enhancing trading efficiency, most assets have effectively been digital for more than 20 years. Since one of the strongest driving factors for asset tokenization is enhanced liquidity, the first class of asset-backed tokens belongs to assets that are known for limitations in liquidity –...
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Fintech Week Recap from the Daml Developer Community Team

Last week, Digital Asset had an action-packed agenda presenting at Hong Kong Fintech Week. From the perspective of the developer community, we should all be excited to see that Daml is paving the way for large-scale adoption of smart contract technology in the enterprise space.  Over the last few days, we broke the news about Goldman Sachs adopting Daml to drive their tokenization...
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Results from the Digital Asset and SE2 Smart Contract Hackathon

On behalf of Digital Asset and SE2, we are excited to announce the winners of our first, global Smart Contract Hackathon! Over 400 developers participated in envisioning, designing and developing distributed solutions with Digital Asset's multi-party application development platform and smart contract language - Daml. These participants joined numerous Daml training sessions throughout...
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Daml Developer Monthly - September 2021

Heads up, we're trying something new, if you want the latest Daml Connect release notes scroll to the bottom. Also if you prefer to listen to this post Richard has a small podcast of it here. We are Running a Hackathon!! First and foremost, we have partnered with SE2 to kick off a hackathon that will run for the next 6 weeks to help you build your very first smart contract app! No "gas"...
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All you didn't know but you wanted to know about smart contract exception handling

What would be your reaction to a programming language developer that told you: "I've created this new language which deliberately doesn't have any exception handling because I want to encourage developers to write perfect, error-free code by catastrophically failing on any exception"? There may be some that think "If the Apollo engineers could do it, so can I." But if you are anything...
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Daml Developer Monthly - August 2021

What's New The Release Candidate for Daml Connect is out! Daml Connect 1.16 is a relatively lightweight release with most improvements under the hood. In this release, the Daml Profiler is now stable in the Enterprise Edition of Daml Connect, and the the JSON API has further improved logging and metrics. More here! Prefer to listen to this post in podcast form? Check out Richard's...
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Daml Developer Monthly - July 2021

Heads up, we're trying something new, if you want the latest Daml Connect release notes scroll to the bottom. Also if you prefer to listen to this post Richard has a small podcast of it here. What's New First and foremost, Frankie won our latest community recognition ceremony for many reasons that can simply be summed up as being a very valued member of our forum. He'll be receiving a...
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Daml Developer Monthly - June 2021

What’s New We’re nominating for the next community recognition ceremony. It’s your chance to recognize those in the community who go above and beyond in making Daml what it is today. Submit your nominations here! Jobs Accenture is hiring for a Technical Architect for Blockchain & Multiparty Systems, we don’t know the specifics but they’re looking for Daml experience and one of the bonus...
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