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R. S. Mangrulkar, P. Vijay ChavanBlockchain Essentialshttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-9975-3_4

4. Ethereum Blockchain

Ramchandra Sharad Mangrulkar1   and Pallavi Vijay Chavan1  
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
OverviewEthereum Virtual MachineSmart ContractConsensusState MachineScaling

The Ethereum blockchain is a decentralized, open source platform that enables the creation and execution of smart contracts. It was introduced in 2015 by Vitalik Buterin and has since become one of the most popular blockchain networks. Ethereum allows developers to build decentralized applications (DApps) on top of its blockchain, providing them with a robust infrastructure ...

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