How Intel is Shaping Blockchain Technology

What Is Blockchain?

Blockchain is a technology that has the potential to transform the way enterprises, governments and consumers exchange data. Intel collaborates with customers, industry and thought leaders to mature blockchain technologies, create and deploy open source solutions, accelerate adoption, and shorten the time to value for businesses. 

Blockchain – An Emerging Workload

Blockchain technology distributes data across a shared network of computers, functioning as a distributed ledger. 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

Create a silicon-based Trusted Infrastructure

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 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® AVX-512 and Intel® AES-NI that are built into Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors making them an ideal foundation.2

Learn more about Intel® SGX

Intel’s Commitment to Open Source

Intel contributed its distributed ledger platform, Sawtooth Lake, to The Linux Foundation* Hyperledger* project in 2016. Hyperledger* is an open source collaborative effort to advance blockchain technologies. Hyperledger Sawtooth* is a modular platform for building, deploying and running distributed ledgers.

Learn more about Hyperledger Sawtooth* software

Intel and the Blockchain Ecosystem

Intel works with partners and customers to solve challenges, empower businesses and bring value by advancing blockchain technology. Intel is a member of and collaborates with industry organizations including Enterprise Ethereum Alliance*, Hyperledger* and R3* consortium. Collaboration extends to standards bodies, academia such as The Initiative for CryptoCurrencies & Contracts (IC3)*, and others.

Informações de produto e desempenho

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Os resultados de benchmark foram obtidos antes da implementação de patches de software e atualizações de firmware destinadas a solucionar violações referentes a "Spectre" e "Meltdown". A implementação dessas atualizações pode tornar estes resultados inaplicáveis para seu dispositivo ou sistema.

Talvez o software e as cargas de trabalho utilizados nos testes de desempenho tenham sido otimizados apenas para desempenho em microprocessadores Intel®. Testes de desempenho, como SYSmark e MobileMark, são medidos usando sistemas de computação, componentes, software, operações e funções específicos. Qualquer modificação em algum desses fatores pode provocar variação nos resultados. Consulte outras informações e outros testes de desempenho para ajudá-lo a avaliar melhor as suas compras, incluindo o desempenho desse produto quando combinado com outros produtos. Para obter informações mais completas, visite https://www.intel.com.br/benchmarks.

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Os recursos e benefícios das tecnologias Intel® dependem da configuração do sistema e podem requerer hardware habilitado, software específico ou ativação de serviços. O desempenho varia dependendo da configuração do sistema. Nenhum sistema de computador é totalmente seguro. Verifique com o fabricante ou revendedor do seu sistema ou saiba mais em www.intel.com.br.