How Intel Is Shaping Blockchain Technology

Blockchain – An Emerging Workload

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.1 2 3 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.

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Privacy

Data Protection from 3rd Parties

Keep transaction information isolated from other participants in the network.

Security

Secure Key Management

Help secure and obfuscate keys from malware.

Scalability

Efficient Block-Leader Election

Broad consensus across a blockchain with a large collection of participants.

Trust

Remote Attestation

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 2 3

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Intel and the Blockchain Ecosystem

Enterprise Ethereum Alliance

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.

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Hyperledger

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.

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R3

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.

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Intel’s Commitment to Open Source

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.

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Product and Performance Information

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Intel® technologies' features and benefits depend on system configuration and may require enabled hardware, software, or service activation. Performance varies depending on system configuration. No computer system can be absolutely secure. Check with your system manufacturer or retailer or learn more at www.intel.com.

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Performance results are based on testing as of the dates shown in configurations and may not reflect all publicly available security updates. See configuration disclosure for details. No product or component can be absolutely secure.

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Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel® microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark* and MobileMark*, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations, and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more information go to www.intel.com/benchmarks.