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Solana Inspired Radix Vending Machine

17 Nov 2021 2 minute read 1 comment RockHoward

Not too long ago I tuned into a twitch session hosted by the two main developers in charge of Solana's smart contract compiler. While extolling the virtues of the Solana compiler they mentioned their latest creation: a smart contract that implemented...

Holding Buckets of Radix Tokens in Scrypto

16 Nov 2021 2 minute read 0 comments RockHoward

The most compelling part of Radix from a developer's perspective is the introduction of Asset Oriented Programming. You can read my recent blog post on this subject of you need a primer on the concepts, but the short form is that the compiler and run...

Radix Island, One Among Many

15 Nov 2021 1 minute read 8 comments RockHoward

Today's post is a guest article by Peachy, a well known long time Radix activist who currently lives in Puerto Rico. This article was originally posted to the RadixDLT discord and is used with permission. An island is no fun if there is no way to vis...

My Introduction to Radix

14 Nov 2021 2 minute read 0 comments RockHoward

I am currently writing a book about my journey to Radix and Scrypto but today I will answer the question I get a lot these days. How did you find out about Radix? My journey with crypto goes all the way back to 2011 but contains significant gaps. Onl...

Badges? Yeah We Got Stinkin' Badges!

13 Nov 2021 2 minute read 0 comments RockHoward

The first public release of Scrypto happened yesterday as part of the APE presentations in New York. I cloned the latest code drop and immediately jumped into the example code to see if I could quickly spot any changes since the last code drop which...

A New Blog: The Radix Programmer's Guild

12 Nov 2021 4 minute read 0 comments RockHoward

Today is a momentous day for the Radix community as the Alexandria Preview Event happens this afternoon in New York and across the virtual world. In this event the Radix team will, for the first time, reveal the actual syntax and key mechanisms of th...

Design By Contract

2 Oct 2021 3 minute read 0 comments RockHoward

In our last article we referenced the Cadence language. You may have noticed that it supports preconditions and postconditions. Those are major supporting elements for the concept of Design By Contract. In this article we will look at why Design By C...

Radix x Satoshi CLUB AMA Session 22 September 2021

1 Oct 2021 21 minute read 0 comments Satoshi Club

Hello, Satoshi clubbers and guests of this site. Let’s talk today about an open, interconnected platform where the full range of powerful DeFi applications will be built securely and safely. Radix is the only decentralized network where develop...

Asset Oriented Programming

27 Sep 2021 2 minute read 8 comments RockHoward

When programmable blockchain in the form of smart contracts first appeared on the scene it was not clear how they would be used. Accordingly the protocols and languages were designed to be general purpose and familiar. It wasn't yet clear that token...

So Many Rugs

20 Sep 2021 2 minute read 0 comments RockHoward

This blog went missing for a few months and I owe you an explanation. My list of DeFi projects on Polygon kept growing but there was a problem. Rug pulls and other scams were accelerating on other networks that relied primarily on Solidity programmer...