The Ekiden Platform for Confidentiality-Preserving, Trustworthy, and Performant Smart Contracts

Fan Zhang, Warren He, Raymond Cheng, Jernej Kos, Nicholas Hynes, Noah Johnson, Ari Juels, Andrew Miller, Dawn Song

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Abstract

Although smart contracts inherit the availability and other security assurances of the blockchain, they are impeded by lack of confidentiality and poor performance. We present Ekiden, a system that aims to close these critical gaps by combining the blockchain with trusted execution environments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number9044356
Pages (from-to)17-27
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Security and Privacy
Volume18
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Law

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