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Jun 27, 2019

Creating Dematerialized Assets using the Lean Startup Methodology

By Paul Sitoh
. Jun 27, 2019
This is a guest post from Paul Sitoh of Blockchain Technology Partners. The original article was posted on Medium and is republished here with permission.
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Jun 6, 2019

New options for FpML and similar standards

By Thomas Weber
. Jun 6, 2019
Message-based integration with DAML-Driven ledgers Financial markets could not survive without IT integration standards that specify the data and messaging formats that allow financial transactions to cross organizational boundaries. For derivatives markets, in particular, we have recently seen a huge leap forward in the quality of ...
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May 20, 2019

Get your feet wet with DAML: Web IDE online playground

By Bolek Wisniewski
. May 20, 2019
Curious about the powers of DAML but don't want to download and install something you aren't sure of? Intrigued by the simplicity of DAML but having trouble downloading installers in the office? Well now you don't have to, the DAML Web IDE is online! This is a playground for you to write and compile DAML, create and run interactive ...
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Records Management

May 16, 2019

DAML Driven Development: VDC Consortium

By Cecil John
. May 16, 2019
Guest post by Cecil (CJ) John, Chief Executive Architect of VDC Consortium How do contract professionals assure auditors or litigators that digital records, signatures, and workflows are authentic and immutable? The answer may be blockchain-based records management, which Gartner lists as 1 of 4 key blockchain business initiatives, ...
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May 14, 2019

DAML choice annotations

By Shayne Fletcher
. May 14, 2019
Introducing pre- and post-consuming choices Choices in DAML can be ‘consuming’ or ‘non-consuming’ with respect to the contracts on which they are exercised. In short, a consuming choice on a contract leaves the contract inactive, a non-consuming choice does not. By default, a choice is assumed to be consuming. To indicate a non-consuming ...
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May 9, 2019

DAML does yoga: an introduction to flexible controllers

By Martin Huschenbett
. May 9, 2019
One last insider look at DAML’s authorization system In a previous blog post, we discussed our introduction of conjunction choices to DAML. The novelty was that choices could be controlled by more than one party and each controller had to give their consent for the choice to be executed. Hence the name conjunction choice. Initially, the ...
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May 6, 2019

To DLT, or not to DLT? That is not the question

By Bernhard Elsner
. May 6, 2019
DAML allows developers to build distributed applications to meet multiple market structures Some have argued whether or not distributed ledger technology, or DLT, delivers on its promise of a generational leap over existing technology. The arguments tend to center around the DLT value proposition only being valid in a context involving a ...
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May 1, 2019

And now all together: an introduction to conjunction choices

By Martin Huschenbett
. May 1, 2019
Continuing our insider look at DAML’s authorization system In a previous blog post, we introduced a few changes that were made to DAML's authorization system. In this post we’ll discuss the first, conjunction choices, discussing what motivated this new feature and explaining its usage by walking through a slightly extended version of the ...
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Apr 25, 2019

Removing the limits on signatories

By Martin Huschenbett
. Apr 25, 2019
A peek behind the curtain at how DAML has evolved DAML—the open source smart contract development language—is the result of many years’ effort on the part of the Digital Asset language engineering team and the customers and partners who worked closely with us in our early access program. Lessons learned during those early years have been ...
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Apr 16, 2019

DAML smart contracts coming to Hyperledger Sawtooth

By Dan O'Prey
. Apr 16, 2019
It has been a busy two weeks at Digital Asset… first, we announced that we have open-sourced DAML under the Apache 2.0 license and that the DAML SDK is available to all. Five days later, ISDA (the standards body for the derivatives market) announced that DAML is the exclusive smart contract language for their Common Domain Model, and we ...
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