Just recently, Charles Hoskinson, a Cardano based entrepreneur who also happens to be among the founders of the platform recently posted on his Twitter handle announcing the creation of a free Udemy Course. The main aim of the course is to teach uses how to build smart contracts. This basically includes setting up an escrow and funding it.
The course offers an online learning platform or marketplace for professional adults and also provides a platform for experts to create courses that learners will benefit from. According to the platform’s website, Udemy Course is designed for accountants, lawyers, entrepreneurs, financial experts, and everyone else interested in developing smart contracts.
What are Smart Contracts?
Smart Contracts enable users to exchange shares, cash, property or any other valuable assets in a way that is transparent, fast, and conflict-free. Smart contracts aim to offer savings, accuracy, autonomy, safety, speed and enable users to save money. They offer more than cryptocurrencies alone could ever offer. Smart Contracts can be implemented in quite a number of industries, including;
- Government, -to provide more secure voting systems.
- Supply chain
- Real estate
- Healthcare etc.
A game-changer for Cardano’s smart contracts
Marlowe is a programming language developed by the company behind Cardano, Input Output Hong Kong (IOHK), and happens to be among the best projects that Cardano is working on. The platform provides the ability for smart contracts to be built by financial institutions. The language programme also offers quite a number of use cases that are expected to attract more and more blockchain developers onto the platform.
With the Marlowe, Cardano is allowing businesses at different levels to be able to compete, not just in the sense that users can easily build or develop smart contracts, but also sine other crypto or blockchain platforms as well as the rest of the major smart contract platforms are going to want to come up with such innovations. Examples of other smart contract platforms include EOS, Ethereum (ETH) and TRON (TRX). Marlowe can function on any smart contract platform.
As stated by one the developers of Marlowe, Simon Thompson:
“Marlowe is implemented on the settlement layer (SL) of the Cardano blockchain, but could equally well be implemented on Ethereum/Solidity or other blockchain platforms; in this respect it is “platform agnostic.””
This is good news for not just Ethereum, but any other smart contract platform looking to implement Marlowe.