Intel Meets Blockchain: Cloud Computing Platform Releases New Solution For Data Protection

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On Nov. 1, 2018, iExec, a decentralized marketplace for computing power based in Lyon, France, released its end-to-end trusted execution environment. The developers of iExec describe the technology as “the first Intel SGX scalable solution for businesses to achieve privacy and security in blockchain-based computing.”

What is Intel SGX?

Intel SGX, or Software Guard Extensions, is a popular architecture extension, introduced in 2015. It was designed to increase the security of application code and its data. As described on Intel’s website, Intel SGX makes protection possible through the use of “enclaves”, which are isolated regions of memory built into the CPU. These regions protect data from processes running at any privileged level, including the operating system.

According to the iExec

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