Blockchain is a distributed ledger technology that has the potential to transform the way enterprises, governments, and consumers exchange data. By eliminating the need for a central authority, blockchain technology simplifies transactions, mitigates transaction risk, and increases efficiency and transparency. Intel processor technologies have unique capabilities that can improve the privacy, security, scalability, and trust across blockchain networks.123 Intel collaborates with customers, industry, and thought leaders to mature and optimize blockchain technologies, create and deploy open source solutions, accelerate adoption, and shorten the time to value for businesses.
Keep transaction information isolated from other participants in the network.
Secure key management
Help secure and obfuscate keys from malware.
Efficient Block-Leader Election
Broad consensus across a blockchain with a large collection of participants.
Help authorize off-chain participants like oracles and sensors.
Improving Blockchain through Technology Innovation
Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX) delivers enhanced privacy and security that can help protect blockchain transactions, and help improve throughput and consensus efficiency. For enhanced performance and efficiency of cryptographic hashing and blockchain security, solution builders and developers can take advantage of security technologies like Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (Intel® AVX-512) and Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI) that are built into Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors making them an ideal foundation.1
Intel is a founding member of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, the industry’s first global standards organization to deliver an open, standards-based architecture and specification to accelerate the adoption of Enterprise Ethereum.
Intel is a member of Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. It is a global collaboration, hosted by The Linux Foundation, including leaders in finance, banking, IoT, supply chains, manufacturing, and technology.
Intel is a member of the R3-led consortium with over 200 members and partners across multiple industries from both private and public sector to develop on Corda, the open source blockchain platform designed specifically for businesses.
In 2016 Intel contributed Sawtooth to Hyperledger*, the open source consortium hosted by The Linux Foundation. Hyperledger Sawtooth* is an enterprise-grade blockchain platform for building distributed ledger applications and networks. The design philosophy targets keeping ledgers distributed and making smart contracts safer, particularly for enterprise use.