Objectives and Work Packages

The objective of PRIViLEDGE is to develop cryptographic protocols enabling privacy, anonymity, and efficient decentralised consensus for distributed ledgers and blockchains.

 To summarise, our objectives are:

Objective A: To provide efficient privacy-enhancing cryptography (PEC) for enabling the execution of smart contracts on blockchains such that the privacy of users and the privacy of data is respected.

Objective B: To develop and demonstrate cryptographic tools that aim at anonymity, transparency, and security and maintain a balance between these goals, for practical deployments of DLT and blockchains.

Objective C: To construct efficient cryptographic blockchain consensus protocols that rely on advances in cryptography, satisfying the contradicting demands of verifiability, transparency, and stake-based governance.

Objective D: To provide effective exploitation of the PRIViLEDGE cryptography in real operational environments, for enabling privacy in distributed ledgers.

WORK PACKAGES

WP1 involves four high-value use cases that will showcase the methodology of PRIViLEDGE for developing cryptographic technologies for the protection of privacy in systems based on distributed ledgers.
WP2 focuses on “Privacy-enhancing cryptography” (PEC), a building block in the architecture of PRIViLEDGE. PEC aims to improve cryptographic primitives that are useful for distributed ledgers. 
WP3 aims to improve the state of the art in ledger technology. The focus is on the core protocols for building distributed (cryptographic) ledgers such as the blockchains of Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Hyperledger Fabric.
WP4 integrates the technology of PRIViLEDGE and applies the technical solutions to the use cases.
WP5 is the main vehicle for communication and dissemination and impact creation of PRIViLEDGE.
WP6 ensures proper management, coordination, and operation of the project from beginning until the end.