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Is it correct to say that Bitcoin has a virtual machine in the same was as Ethereum does?

I always thought that between Bitcoin and Ethereum only the latter had a virtual machine. The answer to this thread opened my eyes to the fact that Bitcoin actual has a virtual machine. However, I ...
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Running ERC20 contract on RSK

Disclaimer: originally asked on the ETH SE site, but advised to post here. I have been reading about RSK lately and was wondering about the compatibility and possibilities, so I wanted to ask for some ...
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Are there any smart contract systems that are self executing without the need to have an external process to initiate a smart contract? [closed]

Doing some research on smart contract systems. I want to create a self executing smart contract that can monitor external data like say the weather from an api. Currently ethereum and other smart ...
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Permissioned blockchains on EVM: are these private ledgers os it all on ETH main net?

Private blockchains using EVM: is this really the equivalent of the library of tools in hyper ledger or do these blockchains run on the public main net?
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Why are Virtual Machines used in Ethereum?

I'm wondering why the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) is used? What if they didn't use it? Why don't we have them in Bitcoin?