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Verifying a Contract with CSV data

Attachments in Corda can be more than just PDFs sent along with a transaction. They can actually be used programmatically when running a flow or even inside of a contract’s verify function. Why would you want to do that though? 🤔 The answer makes a lot of sense when you think about it. Let’s take an attachment containing CSV data ...

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Flows can do anything

In Corda, Flows can do a lot more than proposing new transactions to record between organisations. Although, saying they can do anything is probably a bit far-reaching (it’s catchy though). What I really want to say, is that flows are the entry points into a node. Corda provides a series of functions to interact with a node via RPC. Currently, ...

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The Positive Side-Effects of Blockchain

Blockchain is a relatively niche technology at the moment, and even thought there’s a lot of hype, its applicability is limited. I’ve been skeptical about its ability to solve all the world’s problems, as many claim, and would rather focus it on solving particular business issues related to trust. But I’ve been thinking about the positive side-effects and it might ...

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Extending and Overriding Flows from external CorDapps

Corda 4 was released last week (21st Feb) bringing with it a ton of new features to make Corda more enjoyable to work with. To be honest, I am kind of assuming there are a lot of new features. I had a quick browse through the changelog, mainly to see my contributions being referenced, but I remember seeing a lot ...

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6 Blockchain Career Options You Need to Know About for 2019

Blockchain technology has gone beyond a buzzword. With its innovative characteristics and potential to revamp the complete industrial era, the technology has become the hottest topic of the time, with every second business leader looking forward to incorporating the technology into their business processes and earning higher revenue. As a consequence, the demand for blockchain development skills has risen in ...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Blockchain Programming

You’ve likely heard of the concept of cryptocurrency and their mining process, which means you have likely heard the term “blockchain” at least once or twice. If you still aren’t really sure what it’s all about, don’t worry. You aren’t alone, as there are many programmers out there who can’t accurately describe blockchain and cryptocurrency, and a far smaller number ...

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Validating external data with an Oracle

I hang out in the Corda Slack channel quite a lot and try to answer questions when I can. A reasonable number of questions I have attempted to answer are related to Oracles. More specifically, when to use one. I feel like I can answer that, “Use an Oracle when you need to validate external data that can change frequently”. ...

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Increasing network throughput with multiple Notaries

Do you need a very high throughput Corda network? Has the network’s throughput levelled out? Have you already squeezed out all the performance you could from other areas? If your answers to these questions are “yes”, then I may have some useful information for you. I have listed out these questions to decrease the chance of you prematurely optimising your ...

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What Can Blockchain Projects Learn from Open Source?

I’ve been involved with open source over a decade now. I’ve been part of small projects with innovative ideas which grew into large projects with solid communities. I’ve also witnessed how dysfunctional communities can suck the energy of projects for years. All that thanks to the open source development and collaboration. In recent times, I’m active on the blockchain space ...

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