Digital Modelling Language Fully Functional on Hyperledger Blockchains

Digital Asset, an industrial blockchain firm is making moves to integrate its smart contract modeling language into Hyperledger Sawtooth.

Hyperledger Sawtooth is a modular platform/framework for the construction, deployment and running of distributed ledgers. These distributed ledgers provide a digital record which does not have a central implementation or authority maintaining it.

The blockchain-inclined company Digital Asset is merging a unique smart contract modeling language with the  Hyperledger Sawtooth framework.

The news, which was announced recently, is quite the landmark as this is the first time a project linked to the Hyperledger consortium will be uniting with DA’s Digital Asset Modelling Language (DAML), for the purpose of exposing the later to more industries and customers.

Sawtooth To Pave The Way Into Other Industries

The CMO of Digital Asset as well as the Head of the Hyperledger marketing committee, Dan O’Prey, revealed that DA did not choose Sawtooth by chance to be the first point of integration for DAML; instead, it made a decision after a lot of factors were taken into consideration. According to O’Prey;

“Sawtooth has been getting a lot of traction in markets outside of what has initially been our core focus: financial services and particularly market infrastructures. So this is a great way for us to expand the reach of DAML into other industries.”

A Greater Future In The Works For DAML

While it is now common knowledge that Sawtooth is first for DAML, O’Prey has more plans up his sleeve. He stated that his firm is:

“having conversations with various others within the Hyperledger framework and other platform providers.”

Once this is secured and bagged, the next thing to do would be to conclude arrangements with Hyperledger Fabric and its principal platform partner, IBM. O’Prey added;

“Our goal is to get DAML as far and as wide as possible and obviously Hyperledger Fabric has a very large user base and community of developers around it. So certainly this is high up on the list of where we would like to see support for DAML.”

DAML Integration Vital For Smooth Collaboration Of Multiple Projects

In the opinion of the Chairman of Hyperledger’s technical steering committee (TSC), Dan Middleton, the DAML integration plays a significant role of allowing “multiple projects to work together,” an important part of Hyperledger’s vision and Sawtooth’s design.

In view of the possible integration partnerships that are expected to surface in the coming weeks, a “DAML Integration Kit” has been designed by DA to become a part of its open source software development kit (SDK) so that DAML’s smart contract “rule engine” can easily be introduced into other platforms.

By reason of this, the development of smart contracts can be done using conventional programming languages like C++ or JavaScript:

“Our goal is to make it as self-service and easy as possible so that anyone can integrate DAML into whatever DLT platform, blockchain platform, database, cloud service or even public chain in the future,” O’Prey noted.

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