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Smart Contracts

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Will Smart Contracts Eat the World?

"In this article, I’m going to explore what smart contracts are and why it’s valuable to combine them with blockchain technology to make “blockchain smart contracts.” Then we’ll dive into the core problems they solve at a high level and then look at some potential specific-use cases. We’ll finish up by looking at the barriers and drawbacks of smart contracts. Alas, there is no free lunch!"

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Analyzing token sale data for smart contract protocols

"this article will look at the token sales of Ethereum, EOS, & Tezos and analyze the data, especially from an equity perspective."

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Ultimate Guide to EOS Smart Contract Security

"Ultimate Guide to EOS Smart Contract Security. The crypto community became skeptical when the World’s biggest ICO, EOS launched in June 2018 and it got freezed out for 2 days due to a software bug. But fast forward 4 months and EOS today accounts for more than double the transactions that Ethereum does today. Through the promise of free and faster transactions, the topmost Dapp of EOS has about 13,000 daily active users compared to just 2,000 of Ethereum’s topmost Dapp."

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Programmable Legal Entities

"All legal activities are conducted through legal entities. Corporations, partnerships and proprietorships are ancient and comparatively primitive, like sharks. A completely new species, programmable legal entities (PLE), now emerge, not as some development of previous business and legal concepts, but as a side product of an unrelated technology branch."

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How to make smart contracts upgradable!

"Following are some of the most common techniques for creating upgradable smart contracts."

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Emerging Scilla & Vyper Programming Languages for Smart Contracts

"Despite its success and widespread use for writing smart contracts on Ethereum, Solidity is a relatively new programming language, naturally susceptible to bugs and some high-level logical faults. Out of the demand for smart contract creation and improved security methods for writing them, programming languages Vyper and Scilla have emerged."

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The complete guide to EOS — smart contracts

The Complete EOS Guide

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Everything You Need to Know About Smart Contracts: A Beginner’s Guide

"Introducing Smart Contracts and its features in an efficient way"

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Introduction to Privacy-Preserving Smart Contracts

Trusted Execution Environments (TEE); Secure Multi-party Computation (sMPC); Zero-knowledge Proofs (ZKP).

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A Small Bug Costs Millions! Why Smart Contract Auditing Is so Important

"Smart contract security problems pose a serious threat to token sale projects. Not auditing smart contracts for security flaws before deploying might come at a high cost to investors and the project team. Considering the amount of funds that can be lost if your code is hacked, the security audit should be taken not as expenditures but as an investment."

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Ekiden — A Hardware Approach to Privacy-Maintaining Smart Contracts

"A new platform called Ekiden solves these major problems by a) decoupling smart contract execution from the underlying state consensus protocol to achieve scalability and b) using hardware support, in particular, Trusted Execution Environments (TEEs) to provide privacy to the execution layer. Ekiden demonstrates superior performance and privacy results in comparison to current smart contract blockchains (e.g. Ethereum)."

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Smart Contracts in Ethereum

"I’ve decided to compile a short guide to ease the way of future programmers learning Ethereum smart contract development. I’ve divided the guide in two sections: how to get started building smart contracts in Ethereum, and a quick note on smart contract security."

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The Truth about Smart Contracts

“In this article, I’m going to examine what smart contracts are and the engineering reality that goes with it (spoiler: it’s not so simple and very hard to secure).”

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