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Introduction to Smart Contracts in Blockchain Technology

Welcome! Today let’s delve into an exciting topic: Smart Contracts in the realm of Blockchain Technology. If you’re new to blockchain tech, don’t worry – we aim to explain this in simple terms even a novice can understand.

What are Smart Contracts?

In the world of blockchain technology, smart contracts are the new kids on the block. Essentially, they are programs stored on a blockchain that run when predetermined conditions are met. They were first proposed in 1994 by Nick Szabo, long before Bitcoin was created. He wanted to extend the functionality of electronic transaction methods, such as POS (Point of Sale), to the digital realm.

Working Mechanism of Smart Contracts

Think of these contracts as vending machines. You drop a bitcoin into the vending machine (i.e., ledger), and your license, escrow, document, or whatever comes out. They automate the process, removing the need for a middleman.

Here’s a walk through of how they work:

  • The asset (could be cryptocurrency like Bitcoin or a property deed, for example) and the contract are encoded into a block in a blockchain.
  • This contract is self executing – when conditions are met, the contract is executed.
  • Once executed, the result of the contract is added to the blockchain.

Advantages of Smart Contracts

Here are few ways they are making a huge impact:

  • Autonomy: You’re the one making the agreement; there’s no need to rely on a broker, lawyer, or other intermediaries to confirm.
  • Trust: Your documents are encrypted on a shared ledger. Hence, you don’t have to trust your partner would keep the document safe.
  • Backup: Your documents are duplicated many times over on the blockchain, and can’t ever be lost.
  • Safety: Cryptography, the encryption of websites, keeps your documents safe. There’s no hacking.
  • Speed: Automated contracts save hours compared to traditional business processes.
  • Savings: Smart contracts save you money by taking out the middleman.


These contracts are poised to disrupt many industries by making our lives more secure, simple and efficient. With many projects like Ethereum, Cardano and Hyperledger leading the way in developing user friendly interfaces for creating smart contracts, the future looks promising! As we become more familiar with blockchain technology, the use of smart contracts is expected to become commonplace in our digital interactions. Stay tuned for more interesting articles and tutorials on Blockchain Technology and its many applications!

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