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August 24, 2018, 10:24:23 AM
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Most of us must have used the term ‘Smart Contracts’ in a blockchain discussion with colleagues or friends without completely realising the impact Smart Contracts can have on the entirety of the socio economic framework our society thrives on.

What are smart contracts

Quoting Wikipedia,


“A smart contract is a computer protocol intended to digitally facilitate, verify, or enforce the negotiation or performance of a contract. Smart contracts allow the performance of credible transactions without third parties. These transactions are trackable and irreversible.”

The above definition basically states that smart contracts as the name suggests are contracts that can be programmed, verified without third parties, are trackable and are immutable unless explicitly mentioned in the contract.

There are numerous blockchain platforms that let you create custom smart contracts for varied use cases. Some of them are Ethereum, Hyperledger fabric, R3 Corda, Stellar, Achain, etc.

How do Smart Contracts work

We will now try to understand smart contracts right from its inculcation.

Smart Contracts were first introduced by cryptographer and Computer Scientist Nick Szabo in 1994. A rough idea of smart contracts could be understood by analysing vending machines. You select a particular snack and enter the appropriate amount into the machine, the snack then presents itself to you. Just like that, magic.

A Smart Contract needs several mathematical moving parts for it to function seamlessly.

Read full article https://www.bbod.io/bbod-blog/2018/8/18/smart-contracts.

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