2023 was a particularly challenging year for crypto, with strong market shifts and peaks, and a tough bear market period. However, these changes also brought some good things, like a willingness to innovate and exploit blockchain technology to foster progress and advancements in several areas.
Throughout this past year, Integritee’s tech team worked hard on the development and release of several products. This includes our own oracle framework and Integritee’s novel decentralized remote attestation service. The content crew was invested in bringing forth a series of engaging articles and videos to help spread the word about the work we do and how it can help both traditional and Web3 companies.
AI, Integritee’s Roadmap, a Privacy Sidechain & More
2023 kicked off with a visit to Davos for the World Economic Forum, where we made meaningful connections from the tech and blockchain industries. On the tech side, we have successfully extended our Kusama slot lease time and swapped the slots via XCM, an action that could only be done via governance. We have also been working on our SDK to update it and frequently release new improved versions. January was also the month we started “It’s TEE Time”, our monthly community podcast that’s still running — follow us on Twitter and Discord to get updates.
In February, we released our Roadmap for the year in which we highlighted our path — we’ve accomplished most of the goals that we’ve set out to fulfill. In the 1st quarter of 2023, we forged partnerships with other projects, and non-Web3 companies such as Oli Systems — this is proof that Integritee can collaborate with both Web2 and blockchain-based organizations.
In March, the Integritee tech team was busy working on the development of different services and applications, namely our own TEE-based oracle, the Teeracle. It allows you to retrieve data from the real world in a secure way because we use trusted execution environments. If you want to know more about it, read about it here.
March was also when we first brought up the idea of a privacy sidechain, and have been working on it since then. From there, we’ve worked on the concept and are now almost ready to release it so everyone can use it. We also made some progress on the Securitee side with the launch of our Confidential Computing Platform. It’s a TEE-based cybersecurity solution that lets you add an extra layer of security and confidentiality to the data services or applications you’re using.
Polkassembly, DAOs & the Attesteer
2023’s second quarter kickstarted with the launch of Integritee’s new governance platform on Polkassembly — which allows TEER token holders to vote on important matters regarding the Integritee network, and much easier and faster voting processes since the interface is user-friendly and frequently updated. We released the Sidechain SDK v.0.12.0, thus enabling DCAP attestation, 3rd party target L1 chains, and subscription to events within the enclave.
At the end of June, Integritee’s Team was in Copenhagen for Decoded, where our CTO, Alain Brenzikofer presented our Privacy Sidechain model — you can watch the talk here. In August, we explored the concept of Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs), the challenges token holders currently face, different voting systems, and much more. The article discusses the fairness of decision-making and the importance of confidentiality when it comes to voting.
As mentioned before, our tech department has been working on the development of new services, and this includes a novel remote attestation service. We use a public blockchain to verify remote attestation of TEEs and its novel Attesteer service integrates with any 3rd party enclave to close the last gaps in the trust chain towards public auditability. Read through our article on the Attesteer to understand what it’s all about.
Educational Content, OVH & the TOP 100 Award
2023’s third quarter kickstarted with the launch of our educational videos — our community was eager to see more meaningful content, so we started a series of videos focusing on our technology and how it works. If you want to learn more, click here.
OVH published a highly awaited whitepaper which was written in collaboration with Intel, OVH, and Integritee. OVH also launched a global campaign highlighting its focus on the blockchain industry and mentioned Integritee as a strong partner within the field.
In September, Integritee won the TOP 100 Public Voting — Security Vertical, and CEO Waldemar Scherer took the stage of the TOP 100 Swiss Startup Award to receive a prize. This was a recognition of our value and hard work over these past years. Also in September, Alain flew once again to spread the Integritee word — this time landing in Lisbon for Sub0, the Polkadot developer conference.
An Accelerator Program & Exciting Launches
In 2023’s last quarter, Integritee embraced a new — ongoing — challenge: we made it into season 5 of Tech4Trust’s accelerator program! Our CEO Waldemar Scherer attended the Trust Valley’s Bootcamp Day and pitched in front of large industry players. Throughout the quarter, the team attended a series of different activities, meetings, and workshops focused on digital trust and cybersecurity. This provided us with valuable insights into the industry and gave us the chance to connect with like-minded entrepreneurs, traditional and web3 companies, and other startups.
October was also when we officially introduced our rebranded assets and new website, which is now leaner and easier to navigate, and includes new features.
We kept developing our unique privacy sidechain throughout the year, but it wasn’t until December that we officially launched Incognitee. Here, we explain everything about it: how it works, what it does, and who can benefit from it.
As you can see, 2023 was an intense and fulfilling year for us! We are proud of the work we did and excited for what’s to come. This includes the continuous development and enhancement of Incognitee, new projects related to privacy, partnerships with traditional and Web3 companies, and much more! Stay tuned and keep following our work via our online community platforms.
Integritee is the most scalable, privacy-enabling network with a Parachain on Kusama and Polkadot. Our SDK solution combines the security and trust of Polkadot, the scalability of second-layer Sidechains, and the confidentiality of Trusted Execution Environments (TEE), special-purpose hardware based on Intel Software Guard Extensions (SGX) technology inside which computations run securely, confidentially, and verifiably.
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Monthly Wrap-Up January 2024: Launching the Incognitee Testnet, Winning a Hackernoon Award & Much More!
Polkadot Crowdloan: Campaign Kicks Off on February 7th!
Uncovering Blockchain Consensus Mechanisms: Proof-of-Stake, Proof-of-Work & Beyond
Series 2 – The Integritee Network | Episode 8 – Integritee’s SDK
OLI Systems Releases Research Paper about a DLT-Based Local Energy Market Model
Decoding CBDCs: Advantages & Challenges in the Digital Monetary Landscape
Monthly Wrap-Up December 2023: New Products, Fresh Content & More
2023 Integritee Content: Giving Back to Our Community
Unleashing Scalability and Speed: The Importance of Layer 2 Blockchain Solutions
Unlocking Privacy in Transfers: The Power of Integritee’s Private Sidechain Model
Monthly Wrap-Up November 2023: New Content, TEER Recover & Tech Updates
Monthly Wrap-Up October 2023: Joining an Accelerator Program, Launching the New Website, Educational Content & More!
Monthly Wrap-Up September 2023: Winning an Award, Talking at Sub0, Partnering with OVH & More!
OVH Releases Whitepaper on How Integritee Is Re-Inventing Blockchain Security & Confidentiality Using Intel SGX Technology & OVHcloud
Monthly Wrap-Up August 2023: Launching the Attesteer, Encointer’s PoP Badge & More
Launching Integritee’s Attesteer
Monthly Wrap-Up July 2023: Video Releases, Tech Updates & More
Monthly Wrap-Up June 2023: Polkadot Decoded, New Add-Ons and More
Monthly Wrap-Up May 2023: Governance Platform Launch, New Environments and More
Integritee Launches New Governance Platform with Polkassembly
Monthly Wrap-Up April 2023: Tech Upgrades, Partnerships & Upcoming News
Monthly Wrap-Up March 2023: Product Releases, a Privacy Sidechain & More
Securitee & enclaive Team Up to Offer Ready-To-Use TEE-Secured Solutions
Securitee Launches Confidential Computing Platform to Protect Data in Use
Introducing Integritee’s Teeracle: A Framework to Build TEE-Based Oracles
A Privacy Sidechain for All Polkadot & Kusama Chains
Monthly Wrap-Up February 2023: Launching Roadmap, Partnerships and More!
SDK v0.11.0: Increased Performance and Faster Processes
OLI Systems Develops Innovative Energy Market Place by Building on Integritee
Integritee Network: Roadmap 2023
Monthly Wrap-Up January 2023: Slot Swap, Davos Touchdown and Much More
Community Updates: Discord, Twitter Raids & More
2022 at Integritee: Winning Parachains, Hosting Events, Integrating with Projects & Much More
Monthly Wrap-Up November 2022: Lisbon Happenings, Bifrost Integration & More
XCM Integration of Integritee and Bifrost Completed
Integritee Welcomes Sergei Medvedev as New Advisory Board Member
Monthly Wrap-Up October 2022: Travels, Interviews, Tech Updates & More
Monthly Wrap-Up September 2022: Integritee SDK Release, Token2049 & More
Integritee & Securitee: Connecting the Dots
Integritee’s SDK: A New Era of Web3 Application Building
Monthly Wrap-Up August 2022
Integritee Sidechain Performance Benchmark
Integritee & Crust Team Up for Publicly Verifiable Decentralized Content Storage
Integritee’s Polkadot Crowdloan
Monthly Wrap-Up July 2022: Winning a Slot on Polkadot, Integrating with Karura & Much More
From Web 2.0 to Web3: A Step Forward
Polkadot: The Next Step in Integritee’s Growth and Development
Integritee Rewards Structure: Early Birds, Loyal Followers, Family, Friends, and More!
The Integritee Polkadot Crowdloan Campaign Starts Today!
XCM Integration: What Is It and How Does It Work?
Monthly Wrap-Up June 2022: Kraken listing, Talking at Polkadot Decoded & More!
XCM integration of Integritee & Moonriver Completed
Here’s What You Need to Know About XCM Integration on Polkadot
Integritee Completes 2 Key Milestones Towards Decentralization
Monthly Wrap-Up May 2022: Decentralization, International Events, Virtual Worlds & Much More
The Complete Guide to TEER Tokens
How Integritee combines the benefits of Web2 and Web3 technologies
Sidechain 101: What are sidechains and why do we need them on Polkadot?
Monthly Wrap-Up April 2022: Networking, Technical Updates and Business Growth
Monthly Wrap-Up March 2022: Migrating to Kusama & Building Our Community
Update On Integritee Parachain Migration
What Should Integritee Present at Polkadot Decoded 2022? You Decide.
TEE Time with Integritee
Event Series: Learn How Integritee Is Taking Gaming to the Next Level With Ajuna
Monthly Wrap-Up February 2022: A New Listing, Sidechains & Other Updates
TEE 101: How Intel SGX works and why we use it at Integritee
After the Crowdloan: What’s Happening Next
Integritee Achieves Feature-Complete Sidechains
Enterprise-Focused Securitee Expands Integritee’s Ecosystem
Kusama Parachain Bid – And the Slot Goes to Integritee!
Integritee Year in Review 2021: Milestones Reached, Partnerships Forged