Wolfram Blockchain Labs (WBL), the blockchain arm of Champaign, Illinois-based software company Wolfram, has integrated Tezos blockchain into its platform through a partnership with TQ Tezos, a technology building Tezos-based solution.
Wolfram announced the news in a blog post on Monday, March 1. According to the announcement, the Tezos blockchain will be integrated into the Wolfram Language, a general multi-paradigm computational language developed by Wolfram Research.
Wolfram is just like other computer languages just like C++, Java, and Python, but unique in that it’s knowledge-based and requires little effort from developers to perform the required action. This means that Tezos smart contract developers can now build DApps with Wolfram language.
In a discussion with the TQ Tezos team in Tezos Spotlight, the WBL team said:
“We have connected the Wolfram Language to the Tezos blockchain and made data on the Tezos blockchain computable in the process. That will allow Tezos developers to read and write to the Tezos blockchain quickly and easily as well as use the full array of Wolfram Language and Technology resources. People will be able to monitor and probe transactions for all kinds of interesting insights on how people are using Tezos, as well as other in-depth analytics.”
As part of this partnership, Wolfram Blockchain Labs (WBL) and TQ Tezos have also developed a formally verified oracle contract to provide Wolfram Alpha—a computational intelligence knowledge engine or answer engine by Wolfram—data to Tezos smart contract developers.
According to WBL, the Wolfram Alpha service is currently used by millions of individuals as well as by startups and Fortune 10 companies looking to add computational intelligence to their products. The product is also developed by using Wolfram Language. With the Tezos-Wolfram partnership, this vast store of continuously updated knowledge about the world can now be used computational facts for Tezos smart contracts via the oracle.
Talking about the other plans, the WBL team said that they were interested in prediction markets, financial applications, and non-fungible tokens (NFT) potential of the Tezos blockchain and are excited to see these things on Tezos.
Founded by Stephen Wolfram in 1987, Wolfram Research is one of the world’s most respected computer, web and cloud software companies. The company offers a number of solutions in Engineering, R&D, Finance, Statistics, business analysis, education, and science. The WBL concluded:
“The ultimate result will be an expansive toolkit that makes Tezos development available to everyone, regardless of programming skill. We have plans to extend these capabilities in several key areas within the Tezos ecosystem: analytics, computational facts delivery, and blockchain educational information. WBL is also exploring how we might begin to bake on Tezos, our first tentative foray into how staking works on a blockchain network.”
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