What happens if Intel drops SGX?


Question asked in the secretnodes telegram by Codonyat.

Since SGX is required for running a secretnode what would happen if Intel stopped producing sgx devices and or depreciated support for sgx?


There are also other TEE efforts ongoing (such as the open-source project Keystone), and no indication that research and development in this direction is going to halt anytime soon. While we’re currently using Intel SGX, in the unlikely event that this became no longer possible there are other efforts to bring similar technologies to fruition.


Or just go all in on sMPC. Might be better anyways. SGX and TEEs in general are destined to be exploited time and time again.


It’s definitely true that many methods for private compute exist aside from TEEs, and MPC in particular is on our roadmap.