Digital Asset Markup Language (DAML)

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Digital Asset Modeling Language ("DAML") is a computer language designed for modeling agreements between financial institutions and their customers. It was developed by a technology firm called Elevence and was published by Digital Asset after it acquired Elevence. DAML was designed specifically for use in multi-party smart contracts.

Open Source

Shortly after acquiring Elevence in February, 2016 Digital Asset said on August 22, 2016, that it intended to provide the software under open source legal arrangments.[1] It noted on its website that Digital Asset was continuing to test and stabilize the language before releasing it to the public.[2] Then, on April 4, 2019, Digital Asset announced that the language was available under open source licensing.[3]



In early April 2019, Digital Asset announced that it was collaborating with the International Swaps and Derivatives Association ("ISDA") to support the ISDA common domain model's adoption by providing a smart contract language, DAML.[4] The company said that collaboration was intended to produce open source library and reference app


Digital Asset announced on April 11, 2019, that it was partnering with VMware, a NYSE-listed software development and consulting firm, to deploy DAML in the first instance of compatibility with a third-party blockchain.[5]


On April 16, Digital Asset announced that it would integrate DAML into Hyperledger's Sawtooth, the first use of DAML by the Hyperledger consortium.[6] Sawtooth is the second enterprise-ready blockchain platform to be made available by Hyperledger.[7]

R3 and Amazon

In June 2019, R3 announced that it had integrated DAML with Corda as well as Amazon's database service, AWS Aurora. This was done to streamline workflows around some of the world's more widely-used ledgers, according to Digital Asset CEO Yuval Rooz.[8]