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IC3 explores blockchain utilization of Intel Software Guard Extensions
The Initiative for Cryptocurrencies and Contracts (IC3), a New York-based blockchain consortium, has released three publications that study the use of Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX) in blockchain implementations.
Intel SGX is a technology for applications that require enhanced protection of select code and data from disclosure or modification. It makes such protections possible through the use of enclaves or trusted execution environments.
“IC3 is using Intel SGX in our blockchain solutions and technologies to enhance the performance, reliability and security of distributed ledgers,” said Elaine Shi, IC3 co-Director and Associate Professor of Computer Science at Cornell University. “This includes research into Intel SGX as an enabling technology for the privacy and security of smart contracts, cryptocurrencies, and authenticated data feeds.”
An initiative of faculty members at Cornell University, Cornell Tech, UC Berkeley, UIUC and the Technion, IC3 offers world-class expertise in computer science that spans cryptography, distributed systems, game theory, programming languages, and system security techniques. IC3’s innovations include new cryptocurrency and smart contract technologies that offer both the scientifically rigorous security properties required for robust blockchains and the performance and reliability demanded by practitioners.
IC3’s research focuses on blockchain applications that require enhanced protection of select code and data from disclosure or modification. The three papers assess the use of Intel SGX as a technology for improving privacy and security of off chain contracts and trust in side channels.
The blockchain applications developed by IC3 and used during the research include:
“Intel continues to advance the science and application of blockchain technology,” said Michael Reed, blockchain portfolio director, Intel’s New Business Initiatives. “IC3 has demonstrated how Intel Software Guard Extensions can improve the security, scalability, and privacy of distributed ledger deployments.”