What Is an Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM)?
An Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) is a decentralized virtual machine that runs on the Ethereum blockchain. It is responsible for executing smart contracts and running applications built on top of the Ethereum network. The EVM allows developers to create distributed applications, or dApps, without having to worry about server maintenance or security issues.
The EVM works by taking code written in Solidity, a programming language specifically designed for writing smart contracts, and translating it into bytecode which can be executed by the EVM. This process ensures that all transactions are secure and immutable as they are stored on the blockchain ledger. Additionally, because of its decentralized nature, anyone with an internet connection can access and use the EVM from anywhere in the world at any time.