RGB Magic Client Contracts on Bitcoin – Bitcoin Magazine

RGB Magic Client Contracts on Bitcoin – Bitcoin Magazine

This is an opinion piece by Federico Tenga, a long-time contributor to Bitcoin projects with experience as an entrepreneur, consultant and educator.

The term “smart contracts” predates the invention of the blockchain and Bitcoin itself. Its first mention is in a 1994 article by Nick Szabo, who defined smart contracts as a “computerized transaction protocol that executes the terms of a contract.” While by this definition Bitcoin, thanks to its scripting language, supported smart contracts from the very first block, the term was popularized only later by Ethereum promoters, who twisted the original definition as “code that is redundantly executed by all nodes in a global consensus Network “

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