Smart Contracts News

What is a smart contract? Essentially, a smart contract is a decentralized method of confirmation or agreement. Parties can create a smart contract on a blockchain that requires a certain number of digital signatures before an action is carried out or funds are paid, thus removing third-party involvement. Entities can set up smart contracts to fit specific parameters and requirements. Nick Szabo is the father of smart contracts, originating the concept in the 1990s. 

When it comes to a smart contract, Ethereum is often one of the main blockchains mentioned. Smart contract examples and use cases range from monetary transactions to supply chains, voting and much more. Different smart contract programming languages can apply, depending on the use case at hand.

Sponsored
A blockchain-focused startup delivers a peer-to-peer approach that ensures users can transact with each other, rather than with brokers.
Blockchain startup offers peer-to-peer contracts for market deals
Connor Sephton
2021-04-22T19:19:37+01:00
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New digital dispute rules could keep smart contract disagreements out of the courts with the help of an independent arbitration tribunal.
New digital dispute rules aim to keep crypto disagreements out of court
Greg Thomson
2021-04-22T13:00:29+01:00
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The company behind Daml said it tripled its customer base in 2020, with half of the new business coming from outside the blockchain industry.
Daml smart contract language creator raises $120M in Series D financing
Sam Bourgi
2021-04-21T16:18:55+01:00
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How to crypto
The funds in your ERC-20 wallet could be at risk if you continue to grant unlimited approvals to decentralized applications.
Simple steps to safeguard your wallet from unlimited ERC-20 allowance risks
Osato Avan-Nomayo
2021-04-21T12:50:49+01:00
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With a new security campaign, Cream Finance looks to minimize vulnerabilities.
Cream Finance launches $1.5M bug bounty to improve DeFi security
Helen Partz
2021-04-20T18:20:00+01:00
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Venmo is following in the footsteps of its rival, Square’s Cash App, by introducing cryptocurrency trading.
PayPal-owned Venmo launches cryptocurrency trading
Marie Huillet
2021-04-20T11:41:26+01:00
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Opinion
What is certain is that exploits only get points for being less disastrous than their counterpart.
Smart contract exploits are more ethical than hacking... or not?
Pawel Stopczynski
2021-04-18T08:13:00+01:00
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Use Case
The blockchain sector has known for years that technical hurdles need to be eliminated for mass adoption to take place. Has any progress been made?
Blockchain is hard for developers and everyday users. Is it getting any easier?
Connor Sephton
2021-04-16T06:49:00+01:00
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