2023 Blockchain in Education Summit at University of Oxford
The blockhouse technology limited (tbtl)
Blockhouse boasts world-class scientific and engineering teams in both collective trust and trusted computing. It has leading scientists and teams implementing products based on TEEs (trusted execution environments), multi-party computation and blockchain, as well as a rapidly developing portfolio of IP in these areas. We mainly operate out of our offices based in Oxford, UK and Zagreb, Croatia.
We believe that trustless technology is the leading candidate for decentralised privacy-preserving computation in applications such as sharing access to big data. Similarly, we believe that blockchain is the best technology for ensuring integrity of records, rules and processes in decentralised systems.
Although existing security techniques are effectively securing data or its corresponding encrypted keys, the process of protecting data while in use has yet to be fully addressed and solved. For example; when others must process it (i.e. identity verification) or have limited access to it (i.e. clinical research).
Current solutions attempt to solve this vulnerability but have failed to provide complete integrated data security, prevent single points of failure, reduce the attack surface and prevent data leakages all together. Furthermore, solutions do not address fragmented rule languages, which in itself increases data protection’s vulnerability.
Data & regulation standards
Data is created in different jurisdictions and therefore subject to different rules about where it is can be stored and what can be done to it. We must seek solutions to respect these and unite the data.
Internal & External Threats
Hacking and attacks from outside a system are many and varied, but easier to deal with than attacks by system insiders: insider threat because the attack surface is smaller. Insider threat is the greater problem because data is typically much more available to insiders.
Single Points of Failure
Single points of failure are a critical vulnerability in any system, decreasing solutions’ reliability and credibility. Decentralisation and redundancy, as in blockchain, are key here.
In decentralised systems, uncertainty naturally arises when lots of things happen at the same time. Where resources are spent and rules are applied we need certainty, not this nondeterminism.
- TEE/SGX -
A distributed platform composed of hardened microservices running within trusted execution environments (TEEs).
THE TBTL platform combines the best of trusted and distributed computing to achieve state of the art security without sacrificing performance.
TBTL architecture is designed to ensure by default
(a) the hardening of the system from runtime attacks,
(b) the protection of data at rest and in transit, irrespective of the application that it runs.
Using Intel SGX (applicable to other TEEs as well), TBTL TEE technology is founded on the following basis:
- REGTECH -
Rule the Digital World Automatically
Our mission at TBTL is to make regulatory rules less complicated, automatically enforceable and easy to monitor, as regulation is a necessary component of a well-functioning society. Regulations and how they are maintained must be transparent.
A Novel Concept of Data Security
With blockchain adoption rapidly growing, the market is requiring an integrated solution, ensuring the continual protection of data at all states. TBTL’s approach ensures the security, trustworthiness and integration of our digital world.
Oxford-Hainan Blockchain Research Institute
University College Oxford Blockchain Research centre
TBTL is keen to work with parties interested in working with us on our cutting-edge technologies