About SECRET NETWORK
Powering Web3 Privacy
Secret Network is the first mainnet blockchain with privacy-preserving smart contracts, launched in 2020. This makes it possible to build apps that are decentralized and permissionless—yet private.
EXPLORE OUR ECOSYSTEM
Privacy-preserving smart contracts
Encrypted inputs, outputs, and state by default
Transparent underlying ledger; completely auditable
ESSENTIAL FOR WEB3
Why we need privacy
Ethereum’s big innovation was to put smart contracts on the
blockchain: pieces of code that execute automatically once pre-set
conditions are met. This made it possible to not only create
decentralized payment systems like Bitcoin, but also decentralized
However, most blockchains are public by default . All transactions and smart contract interactions can be looked up by anyone. And for some applications and use cases, this isn’t an option. Like when sharing sensitive health data with your doctor, or financial details with your accountant.
The possibilities Secret Contracts unlock
Secret’s smart contracts e.g. “Secret Contracts” are private-by-default. Input, output, and state are encrypted and can’t be viewed by others, unless they’re given access. This opens up use cases that aren’t possible on public-by-default blockchains.
Hold and use your tokens in privacy
With Secret Bridges and the SNIP-20 standard you can bridge over and make any token privacy-preserving. Once your tokens are Secret, balances, transaction details, and token metadata can only be accessed with a viewing key.READ MORE
Stay safe while spending, saving, and trading
DeFi apps built with Secret’s privacy-preserving smart contracts provide MEV-resistance by default and protect its users from hackers and front-runners. This includes exchanges, market makers, lending protocols, and more.READ MORE
Fully own all of your creative work
With Secret NFTs’ private metadata and ownership, creators can control who can access their content and in what way, protect the identity of their fans, and create art and entertainment not possible elsewhere.READ MORE
Design & play with true randomness
With Secret NFTs, game designers can build in true randomness without having to move off-chain. This powers real competitive gaming—instead of a game of chain analysis—and opens up a world of new design possibilities.
How Secret Contracts work
Secret Network is the first blockchain with privacy-preserving smart contracts. This makes it possible to build apps that are decentralized and permissionless—yet private.
Read the GrayPaper
Coded in Rust
Compiled with WASM
TEEs for computing over encrypted data
Trusted Execution Environments (TEEs) function like a "black box" for data processing, and enable nodes to verify transactions within a block without accessing data that’s inside. Every validator on Secret Network runs their code inside a TEE so no one—not even the nodes operating on the network—can access the information being decrypted and processed.
Viewing keys for access control
Since data is encrypted and private by default, Secret Network users have viewing keys to access their sensitive data. Viewing keys can be shared with third parties like auditors, wallets, and explorers. They allow users to maintain control over their data and decide what is shared—and with who.
Building to become the Web3 privacy hub
How we’re optimizing for interoperability, scalability, and decentralization.
Secret Network is built using CosmWasm, enabling it to run on multiple chains using IBC and interact with the Cosmos ecosystem.
Private data, public ledger
While data is private, Secret’s code and native coin (SCRT) are public—making it permissionless and providing complete auditability of the blockchain.
Delegated Proof-of-Stake consensus
With DPoS, Secret can process close to 10,000 transactions per second with a block time of only 6-7 seconds. It makes the blockchain more environmentally friendly, and allows any token holder to participate in governance.
Independent consensus layer
With its own set of validators + requirements, Secret Network can optimize for privacy and performance, while maintaining the flexibility to upgrade and improve continuously.
SCRT Labs is the driving force and the founding core development team behind Secret Network. Their mission is to create products and systems that accelerate the adoption of privacy-first, decentralized technologies.
The foundation supporting Secret Network's global presence, community, and fosters the adoption of open-source, privacy-centric technologies and networks that serve the public good.
Privacy is a human right & necessity
We believe the decentralized web—powered by blockchain technology—has
the potential to empower creators, business owners, and individuals
like never before. But to get there, we need privacy.
While transparency in blockchain serves an important purpose, total openness is not sustainable. And it will, ironically, cripple our ability to express ourselves, connect with others, and our capacity for creativity and innovation.
Now that Web3 is still in full development we have a chance to turn this around and create a web that’s truly empowering.