We’re securing the decentralized web.
Enigma is a decentralized secure computation protocol, where “secret nodes” in the network perform computations over encrypted data. Enigma brings privacy to any kind of computation - not just transactions.
Blockchains need help.
Blockchains are a revolutionary technology, but they are still held back by fundamental limitations. To build truly decentralized applications that can achieve global adoption, we need protocols like Enigma that solve these challenges.
Blockchains face two major issues
Data on the blockchain is accessible by anyone, making storing sensitive data impossible. This restricts the number of applications for blockchains.
Computing on the blockchain is too slow and expensive. Storing and computing over very large amounts of data on the blockchain is not feasible.
Enigma solves both.
Enigma’s revolutionary technology protects the privacy of data while still allowing for computations to be run over that data.
Enigma was first described in 2015 in our cofounder Guy Zyskind’s MIT thesis. His two groundbreaking papers on privacy and blockchains are some of the most highly cited in the space, with over 400 combined citations. With Enigma, "smart contracts" become "secret contracts", where input data is kept hidden from nodes in the Enigma network that execute code. Without adding this ability to protect data, blockchains are very limited in utility. Enigma’s technology is the missing piece to a decentralized future.
What can we build?
The Enigma protocol will power an ecosystem of truly decentralized, world-changing applications.
The Enigma privacy protocol allows for decentralized computation of sensitive data.
On this protocol, dozens of platforms such as data marketplaces and AI exchanges can be built.
This enables thousands of truly decentralized apps that require private computation and secure data.
Enigma can change the world
Enigma’s privacy protocol unlocks billions of dollars in value for individuals and industry. Here are just a few examples of fields our protocol can completely reshape.
Users can collectively and independently monetize their data while still keeping it private from companies who wish to perform analysis, restoring power to individuals.
Healthcare and Genomics
Healthcare companies can provide data to researchers without compromising its privacy, allowing for more discoveries and innovation.
Borrowers can establish their trustworthiness in a decentralized banking system without exposing their data directly to lenders, unlocking growth for lending ecosystems.
Value is created through decentralized data marketplaces for the rapidly growing Internet of Things. These marketplaces will require privacy for off-chain computations to be successful at scale.
Our first network:
The first iteration of our network, Discovery, is now live on testnet for developers who want to build their own secret contracts today. For the first time, their applications can use private and sensitive data while remaining decentralized.