Smart Contracts News

A smart contract is a protocol that enforces the performance of a contract with adding the terms of the agreement into the code. Smart contracts are a great way to exclude any third party from the transaction and make transaction prices lower, as they need no validation.
Smart contracts are implemented in a lot of cryptocurrencies to control the transfers of digital currency, establish a governance and a lot of other things. But smart contracts have a wider range of possible implementations. Smart contracts may be used in voting, management, machine-to-machine interactions in the internet-of-things, real estate and in the building of personal data storage with specific access policies, e.g., medical databases.
Still, smart contracts are not perfect. They don’t exclude the possibility of bugs or fraud and have no way of changing post-factum, which may be necessary in some cases.

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Smart contracts in the trade sector will need to rely on IoT sensors to live up to their full potential new research suggests.
Smart Contracts ‘Have Limited Potential’ Without IoT Sensors
Joshua Mapperson
2020-07-10T05:06:00+01:00
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News
Digital asset protocol releases incentive program to incentivize AMPL liquidity on Uniswap 2.0.
Ampleforth Launches Liquidity Program to Target Uniswap 2.0
Felipe Erazo
2020-06-23T19:00:00+01:00
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Analysis
Ether options could be the new fuel that drives growth in the crypto market.
Interest in Ether Options Outpaces Bitcoin, Can Drive ETH to New Highs
Anirudh Tiwari
2020-06-21T14:00:00+01:00
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News
With the launch of an Ethereum Virtual Machine, Telos is set to enable developers to create and run Ethereum-Compatible smart contracts.
Telos to Support Ethereum-Compatible Smart Contracts on Its Network
Marie Huillet
2020-06-18T12:00:00+01:00
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The Bancor decentralized exchange has released a smart contract with a critical vulnerability, and is now hacking itself to save user funds from malicious actor...
Bancor Discovers Critical Vulnerability, Hacks Itself to Prevent Theft
Andrey Shevchenko
2020-06-18T11:34:00+01:00
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Interview
The potential benefits of smart contracts go well beyond what their name suggests, the co-founder and CEO of Blockstack argues.
Smart Contracts Is Too Limiting a Name, Says Blockstack CEO
Marie Huillet
2020-06-12T10:27:00+01:00
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News
Algorand and Blockstack have launched a joint open-source project to support the development of a smart contract language.
Blockstack and Algorand Back ‘More Secure’ Smart Contract Language
Marie Huillet
2020-06-11T11:45:00+01:00
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News
The immutability of blockchain ledgers and smart contracts have a “dark side,” argues UPenn professor Kevin Warbach.
Blockchain and Smart Contracts Have a ‘Dark Side,’ Says Researcher
Marie Huillet
2020-06-01T14:32:00+01:00
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