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

F. Zhang, W. He, R. Cheng, J. Kos, N. Hynes, N. Johnson, A. Juels, A. Miller, and D. Song.

In IEEE Security & Privacy Magazine, 2020.


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.