Episode 8: Let's Talk About DAML with Tim Kemp, Director of Emerging Ledgers at Digital Asset


September 23rd, 2020

37 mins 15 secs

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About this Episode

When designing enterprise blockchain networks, the blockchain layer is often thought to be the most integral part of the stack. Each platform has unique requirements, architectures, and different programming languages.

Here's where DAML comes in. Developed by Digital Asset, DAML is an open-source smart contract language specifcally designed to reflect business logic and work flows. It is platform-agnostic and is currently available on Hyperledger Fabric, Sawtooth, and Besu, Corda, VMWare blockchain platform, and SQL databases. Today, organizations leveraging DAML include the likes of accenture, the Australian Securities Exchange, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, and most recently, the Singapore Exchange.

Tim Kemp is the head of Emerging Ledgers at Digital Asset where he is responsible for delivering integrations of DAML on various platforms. In this episode, Tim talks about everything DAML, detailing the value of a smart contract language approach as a key component to improving accessibility and driving enterprise adoption. He highlights key take aways from DAML's earlier successful use cases, reflecting on what enterprises need to develop successful consortia. Finally, he touches on why partnerships are key and why he's excited about their recent partnership Chaisntack.

About Tim Kemp
Tim is the head of Emerging Ledgers at Digital Asset where he is responsible for delivering integrations of Digital Asset’s DAML programming language on Hyperledger Fabric, Sawtooth, and Besu, Corda, and SQL databases. Tim started in capital markets technology in 2000 as a programmer, and has built a career at the intersection of technology and business in financial services, holding various engineering, product management, and business development roles at a number of startups and established vendors. Tim has a degree in Computer Science from the University of Liverpool, England, and currently lives in Westchester County, New York with his wife and young family.

About [Digital Asset](www.digitalasset.com)
Digital Asset helps companies design, create, and run the next generation of business applications. We enable the world’s largest companies to harness the power of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) to streamline operations and make value transfer efficient and secure. At the core of Digital Asset’s offering is DAML, an intuitive smart-contract programming language used to digitize multi-party agreements and automate transactions in a precise and secure manner. The result: technology that provides a platform for innovation today and well into the future.