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Javascript is Eating the Blockchain

Javascript is showing up more and more in the cryptocurrency world.

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There’s a famous saying in the software development world called Atwood’s Law: “Any application that can be written in JavaScript, will eventually be written in JavaScript.“. Jeff Atwood said it back in 2007, and it’s even more true today. Node.js, which is server-side Javascript, has been the “hot new thing” ever since it was released in 2009, and these days when a developer needs to build a cross-platform desktop application they’ll reach for Electron, which uses Javascript as its programming language.