A cryptocurrency token issued on the Ethereum platform, Zilliqa signals a major step forward not just for its own platform, but for the blockchain infrastructure industry as a whole. On June 10, announced to launch first – ever smart contracts on its platform
According to a recent blog post, this launch allows developers to write and deploy smart contracts on the Zilliqa blockchain using our safe-by-design smart contract language Scilla. With sharding as our backbone, and talented engineers, entrepreneurs and visionaries on the frontlines, we have realised our vision of a better, easy-to-use and safe smart contract language.
The platform claims that, Since the launch of its mainnet, they have been energised to keep progressing. Moreover, the platform worked to build an ecosystem where everyone could benefit, and everyone would thrive.
The core features of Zilliqa smart contracts are :
Amenable to formal verification: Scilla is designed with a balance between expressivity and tractability, hence enabling formal reasoning about contract behavior.
Static analyzers suite: The language comes with a suite of static analyzers that check for potential bugs and issues in the contract. These are very helpful in detecting bugs in contracts before they go live.
Clean separation: The language is designed in a way that different operational components of a contract such as computation and communication (with other contracts) are handled in a very clean manner hence eliminating any complex interleaving. This can prevent incidents like the DAO and the Parity hacks.
Safe standard libraries: Scilla comes shipped with a suite of standard libraries such as a library that performs arithmetic operations in a safe manner and hence eliminating the need to rely on external libraries such as OpenZeppelin.
Also, the platform stated that, Smart contracts will help us further our footprint across a range of sectors — whether it is financial services, media and advertising, or gaming and entertainment.
Thus, enabling of the smart contract functionalities on Zilliqa is a critical step forward. The platform also said to continue working to enhance Zilliqa platform and make it as innovative, safe, and usable.
Moreover, The platform shall discuss all its accomplishments, and visions for the future in greater detail during the Zilliqa Day celebrations, which will take place on 18 June.