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A Next-Generation Smart Contract and Decentralized Application Platform

  title={A Next-Generation Smart Contract and Decentralized Application Platform},
  author={Vitalik Buterin},
  • Vitalik Buterin
  • Published 2015
  • When Satoshi Nakamoto first set the Bitcoin blockchain into motion in January 2009, he was simultaneously introducing two radical and untested concepts. The first is the "bitcoin", a decentralized peer-to-peer online currency that maintains a value without any backing, intrinsic value or central issuer. So far, the "bitcoin" as a currency unit has taken up the bulk of the public attention, both in terms of the political aspects of a currency without a central bank and its extreme upward and… CONTINUE READING
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