Corpus ID: 19568665

A Next-Generation Smart Contract and Decentralized Application Platform

@inproceedings{Buterin2015ANS,
  title={A Next-Generation Smart Contract and Decentralized Application Platform},
  author={Vitalik Buterin},
  year={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… Expand
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