Smart Contracts - Enforcing certain contracts programmatically, without the need for force (or even a trusted third party)
(Crypto ppl: this stuff is not my forte! Any corrections, suggestions for better examples, please let me know.)
@itsnotgov All I know is that Ehterium is supposed to be designed for smart contracts.
@gunkslinger Yep, my one example is based on Ethereum.
@itsnotgov I'll be interested in your findings.
@gunkslinger Well, there's what's in the article there, and then there's also something really interesting called Dai, which is a stablecoin implemented with a smart contract. I didn't include it because there seems to be credible doubt about its long term prospects (or any stable coin's long term prospects) but the fact that it's worked _reasonably well_ is an astounding feat of engineering in my mind. I may change my mind and include it, but I like to stick to proven examples.
@itsnotgov I'm trying to remember where I read a little bit about smart contracts. It seems that they were saying that they are apps that run on the blockchain and are triggered by customizeable conditions to release payments, etc.
@itsnotgov Just re-watched the old ReasonTV vid on ETH and it only talked about blockchain-powered websites like online poker or social media. Anti-censorship stuff.
@itsnotgov I'm getting a lot of hits for smart contracts on DDG. What are you looking for specifically? General concepts or dev info?
@gunkslinger Well, check out the article I linked. (Perhaps you missed that I posted it?). I have one example on there: decentralized exchanges. It's enough for the article but it would be nice to have more.
I want something already shown to work (not hypothetical or early stage), I want it to be something the average person would expect to need the government for, and I'd want an unbiased source (more like Forbes, less like a crypto news site)
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