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Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM)

The Ethereum Virtual Machine or EVM is a piece of software that executes smart contracts and computes the state of the Botanix network after each new block is added to the chain.

The EVM sits on top of Botanix' hardware and node network layer. Its main purpose is to compute the network's state and to run and compile various types of smart contract code into a readable format called 'Bytecode.'
This makes it possible for smart contracts deployed on EVM-compatible chains like Polygon, Avalanche or Botanix to be recognized by the nodes, and allows developers to port their dapps or tokens over from Ethereum to other EVM-compatible chains with relative ease.
Solidity smart contracts benefit from the Lindy effect and experience higher levels of trust and familiarity. From a programming language perspective, Solidity has a strong footing in the crypto world and Botanix has therefore opted to leverage the tools that already exist in the EVM ecosystem.
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