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By&nbspRishma Banerjee

If “What is Ethereum” is a question that you are familiar with, you should also be aware of what the ethereum virtual machine is.

This is so, because it is said that it is very important to understand the technology behind any cryptocurrency.

Though the long-lasting bearish market has seemed to push a lot of investors into a sense of panic, ethereum is already showing signs of recovery.

It has regained its second spot by toppling Ripple (XRP).

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What is Ethereum Virtual Machine?

An essential part of ethereum is a tech known as the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM).

It is an algorithm that supplies power to the ethereum network, and subsequently runs the thousands of computing equipment, across the world.

It commonly known as the operating system of the technology and is considered to be the nerve center of the platform.

EVM is the program that connects all computer nodes across the globe.

If you have a question about whether ethereum is really decentralized, you should keep in mind that the EVM, with its unique algorithm, maintains its decentralized network.

It also ensures self-regulation, consistent uptime, fast transactions, and excellent user-friendliness.

EVM essentially eliminates the need for developing blockchain based apps, from scratch, which is an incredibly hard and slow process. Additionally, it requires extensive knowledge about how to code on the blockchain.

There are scripts available on the platform, which serve as a foundation and enables developers to build apps fast, as per their specifications.

This saves time in learning curves and increases the ability to roll out new decentralized apps faster than ever.

How Ethereum Virtual Machine Function?

Every Ethereum node in the network runs their own EVM implementation and is capable of executing the same instructions.

It acts as a gateway to building proper smart contracts, both for novice and experienced coders looking to get a hands-on approach with the Solidity language.

While EVM is quite complex to deploy and code now, developers are able to make it readable through the ability to write smart contracts in Serpent and Solidity.

Additionally, EVM has been implemented in Python, Ruby, C++, and a few other coding languages.

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EVM is responsible for the running and maintenance of these smart contracts. It is the bedrock on which smart contracts were/are built.

It also provides security to the platform from Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, secures firewalls, eliminates bugs and reinforces security measures.

As a revolutionary technology, this is what will serve as the bedrock that will most likely cause significant disruptions in major traditional industries like finance and healthcare.

EVM is sandboxed and isolated from the network, all the while still being a part of it. This isolation is what makes it immune to hack attacks and corruption, thus fortifying it.

Since EVM runs the smart contracts and algorithm it prevents users from double spending and so, once transactions are made, the copies of the transactions are spread across and registered on thousands of nodes across the network, thus ensuring that double spending is essentially nonexistent.

Conclusion

It is indeed true that Ethereum Virtual Machine has incredible potential, and if the developers and programmers continue working on it, soon a new platform will emerge that’ll transform the world as we know it if it gains worldwide acceptance.

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Rishma Banerjee

Rishma is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and has a special place in her life for sifting through all sorts of random trivia, thank you very much.