What is Oasis?
Oasis is building a privacy-preserving cloud computing platform on blockchain. Our platform will enable privacy-preserving and computationally complex applications, allowing developers to build applications that protect data by design and foster the creation of new applications that couldn’t otherwise be built. We also provide tools and features to support development of these applications on our platform. In addition, we are designing our platform to scale to computationally complex workloads unseen in other blockchain systems to date.
At Oasis Labs, we believe in empowering users and developers to protect and control their data in order to responsibly enable data-driven applications of the future. We believe only a platform that is both decentralized and privacy-preserving can truly deliver on this promise. This change would create trustless privacy by protecting privacy through technology rather than business decisions. It will enable a state of self-sovereign data ownership that allows users to fully dictate how their data is used.
Components of the Oasis platform
Privacy: Oasis is the first blockchain platform to offer full-stack privacy, providing privacy-preservation at every layer of the protocol—from the application layer to the hardware. When complete, this will enable trustless privacy, a new paradigm for cloud computing in which privacy is protected automatically through smart contracts with strong security guarantees.
Scalability: Oasis is built on an entirely new technical architecture that allows even computationally complex applications—such as those that depend on machine learning––to run at scale.
Rich toolkits and frameworks: Oasis provides a number of tools and SDKs to make it easy for developers to build privacy-preserving applications. We aim to enable anyone to build applications on our platform––from indie developers to Fortune 500 companies.
With our unique architecture and focus on privacy, we’re working on overcoming challenges necessary to enable real-world privacy-first applications. These challenges include a variety of interdependent complex issues—not just latency, cost, speed, or transaction throughput. We have an ambitious mission, and we look forward to working together with the community to help realize this vision.
Stay tuned for more details on our scalable architecture and new features!