Vladislav Zorov

Functional vs object-oriented programming for blockchain

Functional programming vs object-oriented for blockchain

Functional programming is not a new idea, even though its popularity is a relatively recent phenomenon: the groundwork for many of the existing FP languages was laid in the 1930’s, by a mathematician named Alonzo Church, and his lambda calculus (if you’ve heard the term “lambda expression” – yes, they are related). Also in the …

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Bitcoin Script 101

Bitcoin Script 101

The term “smart contract” was coined by Nick Szabo in 1994, and they were made popular with the introduction of Ethereum in 2015, but many people don’t realize that Bitcoin also has them – in fact, the only type of transaction that Bitcoin supports is a scripted transaction! Multi-signature wallets, Lightning Network, escrow, all rely …

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