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Zilliqa Unveils Bug Resistant Smart Contracts

Scilla is expected to reduce the likelihood of smart contract bugs.

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Sharding project Zilliqa (ZIL) today announced the release of its new smart contract functionality. Developers will be able to write distributed applications in a secure, bug-resistant programming language, known as Scilla.

According to Zilliqa President Amrit Kumar, today’s milestone is proof of Zilliqa’s ability to meet deadlines as well as a sign of an expanding, more sophisticated blockchain offering.

“[T]oday signifies a pivotal step forward in realising innovations on existing blockchain infrastructures in the industry today,” Kumar wrote. As of today, “developers will now be able to write and deploy smart contracts on the Zilliqa platform.”

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Zilliqa is a Singapore-based blockchain platform, which was designed to use sharding in order to scale more effectively. When the ZIL mainnet launched in January, CEO and co-founder Xinshu Dong described it as the first ever successful implementation of sharding and a validation in the underlying technology.

The Scilla language, which was unveiled in May 2018, is designed to let developers test contracts and scan them for any bugs or issues before they go live. It also separates different operational components, like communication and computation, thereby closing some of the sort of loopholes hackers used during the DAO and Parity hacks.

 

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Paddy Baker
Paddy Baker
Senior Journalist Paddy Baker is based in London. His interests in global finance and cryptocurrency may seem at odds with his background as a lover of history - but he asserts that understanding the past is the key to understanding the future. Paddy lives a short bike-ride away from ten million other people, and has yet to be seen in public without his laptop.

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