Charles Brett’s Blockchain Catch-up Week 6 – – Enterprise Times


Blockchain Catch-up

This is a Charles Brett’s start-of-the-week Enterprise Times ‘blockchain catch-up’ Week 6. Necessarily it is idiosyncratic and selective.

It is not intended to be comprehensive but does seek to highlight ‘Quick Takes’ on specific developments as well interesting pieces to read, a listing of some (not all) announcements/press releases and pointers to upcoming events.

Quick Takes – Charles Brett’s Blockchain Catch-up Week 6

R3 launches Conclave

Arguably data exists in one of three states: at rest in local storage, in transit between two locations, and in use when it is being processed by applications. When one wants a third party to do something with data, it is necessary to decrypt it to enable use. Third-party services make the most of data by providing the software and hardware to process it. But this comes with associated risk. Data is most vulnerable while in use.

R3′ s Conclave is a platform designed to ’empower’ businesses to develop applications which analyze and process sensitive data from multiple parties — without compromising on confidentiality. In effect, Conclave harnesses the power of confidential computing and Intel SGX. This means firms can contribute data for use in a secure enclave — without revealing the actual data to anyone.

Quick Take: in theory, by delivering trust and processing previously