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Applying Trusted Compute to Ethereum

Duration: 02:01:25

Speaker: Sanjay Bakshi, Marley Gray, Guy Zyskind, Nicolas Bacca, Lei Zhang, Sebastian Gajek, Andreas Freund, Noah Johnson, John Whelan, Joanna Rutkowska

Type: Talk

Expertise: Intermediate

Event: Devcon 4

Date: Oct 2018

Explore the role of trusted computation in blockchain and decentralized computing for improving scalability, privacy and security. The breakout will begin with a number of short perspectives on how trusted computation can and should integrate with Ethereum, before shifting to a conversation of what is needed from trusted computation going forward from perspective of decentralization. Participants are members of Enterprise Ethereum Alliance that are working on applying trusted computation to Ethereum broadly. A common implementation of trusted computation is a Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) which is a secure area of a main processor. Code and data loaded inside the secure area, commonly known as secure enclave, is protected with respect to integrity and confidentiality. Intel SGX, TrustZone, Keystone etc. are examples of such TEEs. 10 companies are committed to support this breakout session.



About the speakers


Andreas Freund

Blockchain Swiss Army Knife @Consensys

Blockchain Swiss Army Knife @ConsenSys


Guy Zyskind


Guy Zyskind is the CEO and co-founder of Enigma, a privacy protocol that enables scalable, end-to-end decentralized applications. Prior to Enigma, Guy was a graduate student at MIT researching and teaching blockchain technology. Guy has authored several academic papers, most recently on privacy and the blockchain, including the Enigma whitepaper (downloaded over 100K times) and “Decentralizing Privacy: Using Blockchain to Protect Personal Data” that appeared in IEEE SPW 15’ and has been cited hundreds of times. Previously, Guy led the development of several start-up companies. Most notably, he was the Chief Technology Officer at Athena Wisdom (now Endor), an MIT Media Lab spin-off company involving Big Data Analytics and Network Science. Guy holds a M.S. from MIT and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Tel-Aviv University.


Lei Zhang

Security director

Lei ZHANG, Phd, expert on Blockchain and Security. He is currently leading the security team to build a Blockchain based cloud computing at iExec Blockchain Tech, France.He is a member of IEEE, key member of OpenFog Consortium and EEA (Enterprise Ethereum Alliance).His expertise covers Blockchain, Security, Internet of Things, Cloud Computing.He worked previously for Intel, and has multiple US / International Patents on Security and Wireless Communications. He also has a strong research background, he worked as a researcher in INRIA (Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique), France; and an invited researcher in NICTA (National ICT of Australian).  He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Universite de Toulouse, France and NICTA (National ICT of Australia) in 2009. He participated and coordinated several International and European projects on Internet of Things, Cloud computing and Cyber-Security.


Nicolas Bacca


Nicolas worked on card systems for 5 years at Oberthur, a leader in embedded digital security, ultimately as R&D Solution Architect. He left Oberthur to launch his company, Ubinity, which was developing smartcard operating systems.He finally co-founded BTChip to develop an open standard, secure element based hardware wallet which eventually became the first version of the Ledger wallet.


Noah Johnson

Chief Product Officer

Noah Johnson is Chief Product Officer and co-founder of Oasis Labs. Noah is a PhD candidate at UC Berkeley with expertise in program analysis, security policy enforcement, and privacy-preserving techniques. Noah recently developed the first practical system to provide differential privacy for general statistical queries. This work was featured in Wired and Gizmodo, and is in use today by Uber. Noah has received several awards as a graduate student including the Signature Innovation Fellowship, Sevin Rosen Award for Innovation, and Tony Leong Lim Pre-Doctoral Award. Previously Noah co-led a team of students in the development of DroidBlaze, a platform for automated security analysis and policy enforcement for mobile applications. Noah and advisor Dawn Song commercialized the DroidBlaze platform by founding Ensighta Security, which was acquired by FireEye in 2012.


Sanjay Bakshi

Lead and Director Blockchain Scalability and Privacy

Directing Blockchain Scalability, Privacy and Security initiative at Intel with focus on Ethereum. I am excited about Blockchain’s promise of P2P trust and challenging centralized web constructs revolutionizing all web interactions with monetization at scale. I am passionate about putting users in control of their online lives in a collaborative manner with the cloud. If you have an idea around Blockchain + Trust + Privacy, I am all ears.


Sebastian Gajek

Professor for Cryptography & Chief Scientist

Prof. Dr. Sebastian has a strong focus on the topics of cryptographicalgorithm design and system security. He is a professor for IT-Security and Cryptography at Flensburg University and co-founder of weeve, aventure at the forefront of IoT and Blockchain.Before, he held a research position at NEC Laboratories Europe, wherehe transferred foundational security research to products. He was apostdoctoral fellow at the Tel Aviv University and obtained his PhDfrom the renowned Horst- Görtz Institute for IT-Security, one of theleading academic institutes for Information Security in Europe.

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