Digital Asset opened source code of DAML programming language, designed to create smart contacts. SDK is available too, both under Apache 2.0 license.
As reported, DAML is based on Haskell; it's a functional programming language that has many Haskell characteristics, for example, strong typing. It allows developers to focus not on the complexities of the blockchain technology, but on the logic of the applications. This significantly reduces the time to market new products.
There are multiple blockchain platforms, each designed for different needs. DAML is the most suitable language to rapidly write secure distributed applications regardless of the platform. By open sourcing DAML, our goal is to enable rapid innovation across the industry by allowing users to focus on developing value for their business and leveraging a variety of deployment options.
Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Digital Asset
ABN AMRO, Accenture, Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), BNP Paribas, Broadridge Financial Solutions, Calastone, Change Healthcare, The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), Forms Syntron, GFT, Hashed took part in the SDK beta testing Health, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX), Industrie & Co, IntellectEU, MV37, Nomura Research Institute Singapore Exchange and UBS.