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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?

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?