Microsoft wants to beef up its blockchain business using trusted execution environments, or TEE, according to two patent filings.
Both the first and second filings show how TEEs could improve security within a consortium blockchain network, which requires that specific nodes are endorsed to act as validator nodes on the blockchain, according to Cointelegraph.
Microsoft has been busy in blockchain. Recently it announced its Ethereum-based cloud computing platform Azure had replaced its existing proof-of-work consensus mechanism with a new proof-of-authority algorithm it says will improve the efficiency of building decentralized applications for private or consortium blockchain networks. Read more here.