Scripting smart contracts for distributed ledger technology

@article{Seijas2016ScriptingSC,
  title={Scripting smart contracts for distributed ledger technology},
  author={Pablo Lamela Seijas and Simon J. Thompson and Darryl McAdams},
  journal={IACR Cryptology ePrint Archive},
  year={2016},
  volume={2016},
  pages={1156}
}
We give an overview of the scripting languages used in existing cryptocurrencies, and in particular we review in some detail the scripting languages of Bitcoin, Nxt and Ethereum, in the context of a high-level overview of Distributed Ledger Technology and cryptocurrencies. We survey different approaches, and give an overview of critiques of existing languages. We also cover technologies that might be used to underpin extensions and innovations in scripting and contracts, including technologies… CONTINUE READING
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