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.

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A decentralized autonomous organization is developing tools to make DAO-building more accessible as it dreams of a decentralized society.
Polkadot-based DAO aims make decentralized governance more accessible
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2021-10-26T17:00:00+01:00
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Total value locked across all decentralized finance projects topped $247 billion on Monday. Near and other smart contract platforms are looking to capitalize.
Ethereum competitor Near launches $800M developer fund as DeFi competition heats up
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2021-10-25T18:15:00+01:00
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According to research from Moonstream, the top 16.71% of all NFT hodlers on Ethereum owned 80.98% of NFTs between April 1 and Sept. 25.
17% of addresses snapped up 80% of all Ethereum NFTs since April
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2021-10-22T06:19:49+01:00
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The integration will allow for open-source development of niche, data-driven smart contracts.
MDT introduces blockchain oracle to accelerate DeFi adoption
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2021-10-20T12:14:39+01:00
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With a $185 million funding round, one platform believes they can address current concerns around the safety and UX of DeFi.
Simple and secure DeFi solutions become the focus of a 185 million dollar funding round
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2021-10-19T21:00:00+01:00
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To address concerns with today’s DeFi loans, a decentralized marketplace incorporates functionality to help users prevent risks and take profit with credit scor...
Cross-chain lending platform aims to make DeFi loans more flexible
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2021-10-18T09:58:00+01:00
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Innovative oil and gas companies are leveraging blockchain, but the industry as a whole may be slow to adopt the technology.
The future of the vast oil and gas industry depends on blockchain
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2021-10-15T16:14:00+01:00
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Gelato aims to simply DeFi by automating smart contract operations and helping users rebalance their portfolios.
Gelato raises $11M from heavyweight backers for Web 3.0 automation
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2021-10-08T03:47:20+01:00
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