Hyperledger Avalon is an open source project hosted by The Linux Foundation and is a ledger independent implementation of the Trusted Compute Specifications published by the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance.
It enables the secure movement of blockchain processing off the main chain to dedicated computing resources. This enables:
- Improved blockchain throughput and lower latency
- Improved transaction privacy
- Attested Oracles, which are trusted reporters of data generated outside of the blockchain.
Avalon is designed to help developers gain the benefits of computational trust and mitigate its drawbacks. A blockchain is used to enforce execution policies and ensure transaction auditability, while associated off-chain trusted compute resources execute transactions.