VMware's blockchain platform to integrate Digital Asset’s smart-contract language

Publicly listed software firm VMware is adopting Digital Asset’s smart-contract language (DAML) for its blockchain platform, according to a press release. 

DAML, which was open-sourced only last week, is designed for multi-party business processes, but has not been run on an external distributed ledger platform until now. VMware is now planning to distribute DAML-coded smart contracts to its global customer base via its blockchain.

“DAML has been proven to be one of the few smart-contract languages capable of modeling truly complex workflows at scale,” said Michael DiPetrillo, Senior Director of Blockchain at VMware. “VMware is delighted to be working together on customer deployments to layer VMware Blockchain alongside DAML. Customers demand choice of language execution environments from their blockchain and DAML adds a truly robust and enterprise-focused language set to a blockchain platform with multi-language support.” 

Digital Asset has also recently announced its partnership with ISDA, aiming to boost adoption of ISDA's derivatives-management tool.