Ten. Encrypting Ethereum. 100% EVM, 100% Solidity.

Ten is a Layer 2 rollup that hyper-scales and encrypts Ethereum. Ten allows Ethereum smart contracts to contain both public and private elements without changing the user or developer experience.

Join us
on Discord


Scaling Ethereum
Ten combined with encryption technology massively scales Ethereum with faster, cheaper transactions while inheriting all of its security and ecosystem benefits.
Transact with any encrypted Ethereum smart contracts. Ten provides the entire EVM so every Ethereum application can become an encrypted dApp with no changes.
Developer experience
Ten seamlessly integrates with the Ethereum ecosystem. Developers can effortlessly migrate existing applications without needing specialized knowledge. All standard Ethereum tools, including Remix, Ganache, and Ethers.js, are fully compatible.
User experience
For end users, the transition from Ethereum to Ten is frictionless. No need to navigate complex ZKPs or alter your current interactions with Ethereum applications.
Maximal Extractable Value
Ten eliminates negative MEV issues common in blockchains, where miners exploit transaction sequencing for profit. With Ten, only positive MEV exists, enhancing transaction security and fairness.
Leveraging our unique Proof of Block Inclusion (POBI) protocol, Ten ensures rapid asset withdrawals to Ethereum, outpacing other Layer 2 solutions. Built as a user-run, decentralized network, Ten guarantees resilience and censorship-resistance.



Migrate your EVM-based dApps to Ten effortlessly. Instant benefits include:

  • End-to-end smart contract encryption
  • Accelerated transaction speeds
  • Drastically reduced transaction costs
  • Elimination of negative MEV
Your public getters can be privatized with just one line of code, allowing smart contracts to have both public and private state.


Unleash transformative dApps utilizing encrypted data, state, and confidential computing. Leverage full encryption to build:

  • Fairer DeFi contracts with CEX-like features, such as private limit orders
  • On-chain games that require hidden information
  • dApps with real-world assets
All while using 100% of the EVM and 100% Solidity.


The Ten testnet is now live. If you're a developer you can get started immediately using all the existing EVM tooling.


use cases

Ten's encryption allows developers to revolutionize on-chain gaming. Implement hidden maps and "fog of war" mechanics while preventing player front-running.
Private DeFi
Selecting which data is encrypted enables developers to pick and choose the parts of a DeFi dApp to make private. It might make sense to keep liquidation levels confidential on lending protocols to prevent "liquidation hunting"
dark pool trading
A dark pool is a privately organized exchange for trading securities where exposure can be hidden until after execution and reporting. This allows investors to trade without publicly revealing their intentions during the search for a buyer or seller.
Sealed auctions
In a sealed bid auction, bidders confidentially submit their one best offer in a sealed envelope. The bids are opened privately by the auctioneer and seller.
Private agreements
Deploy highly-sensitive agreements like SLAs on Ten for unmatched confidentiality. Besides the involved parties, the existence of the contract remains completely undisclosed, safeguarding commercial relationships and reputations.
Ten revolutionizes blockchain-based KYC solutions by enabling user-controlled data disclosure. Users can selectively reveal only the information they choose to disclose, on-demand.


Encrypted by default
On the left is Ten. All transaction details are fully encrypted by default. No state leaves the enclave in an unencrypted state unless the developer has programmed the dApp to do so. On the right is a standard block explorer with everything out in the open


Ten is a decentralized encryption Layer 2 built on top of Ethereum. Ten is designed to enable any Ethereum contract to operate at a larger scale, lower gas, without risk of MEV and crucially, with full encryption. It leverages a technology called Secure Enclaves, it's the technology that secures most of your devices.




core team

The Ten team previously built Corda, the world’s most successful enterprise blockchain. Leading the way in institutional adoption, real-world asset tokenization, payments and CBDC.

Previously Chief Engineer of R3, James co-designed Corda and sat on R3's Executive committee. Prior to R3, James was the Chief Engineer for Barclays Corporate Banking. A serial entrepreneur, holding multiple patents, James has been obsessed with blockchain technology since 2014 and was at the first-ever Ethereum meetup.
Formerly R3's Engineering COO, Gavin built the engineering function at R3 from scratch, leading to the delivery of Corda. Prior to R3, Gavin built the multi-award-winning platform Fusion, for the world’s largest dealer-broker, TP ICAP, taking it from inception to a world-first in the space. Gavin's first involvement with blockchain was back in 2015.
Formerly lead engineer for R3 Corda, Tudor built critical components of the platform, and as a solutions architect, led the delivery for some of the most influential Corda projects. Tudor has over 20 years of professional experience, including a background in developing encryption solutions for the military. Tudor discovered blockchain in 2011 and developed novel mining techniques.
Formerly Product Lead for Digital Assets, Payments and CBDC at R3, Cais has worked with the world’s largest banks and financial institutions to develop blockchain products. Prior to R3, Cais spent 10 years in Investment Banking, leading global teams in Prime Brokerage and Equity Derivatives Trading Technology at UBS and Credit Suisse. Cais first began developing with blockchain in 2012, building a global gaming platform based on Bitcoin.
As R3's Head of QA, Moray helped build the test automation and processes for Corda. Before R3, Moray was a Research Physicist in Cambridge and Antarctica, spent 10 years with leading event stream processing engine Apama, and 6 years in investment banking. More recently, Moray built the world's largest audio database for the machine learning of sounds and delivered a groundbreaking novel geospatial database. He holds a PhD in Physics and first discovered blockchain in 2017.
In the four years of designing and building blockchain solutions for the finance industry at R3, first as a blockchain engineer then R&D Engineer in the Office of CTO, Stefan has seen first hand how encryption is the key to bringing blockchain to the mainstream. Stefan's passion for cryptocurrencies dates back to the early days when Ethereum was barely above a dollar.
With over 10 years of engineering, Pedro took a deep dive from distributed computing, performance engineering and big data to blockchain tech. As a team lead in Ava labs Pedro contributed to the Avalanche ecosystem and spearheaded the chaos and test team. Pedro holds a Masters in Computer Networking from Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisboa.
Matt has over 10 years of experience designing and developing trading systems at Goldman Sachs, IG Group and Tyler Capital. He holds a degree in Mathematics from the University of Warwick and is super bullish on on-chain gaming and the good that blockchain technology can deliver for humanity.
With years of evangelizing and advocating blockchain with thousands of developers. Jobin founded 5 developer communities, including with Google, shared his tech knowledge since his university days, and given 50+ technical talks worldwide. Passionate about empowering people to build tech, Jobin graduated in Computer Science & Engineering from Providence College of Engineering, India.
Supremely passionate about building accessible, user-friendly, scalable web applications. Jennifer previously led the engineering team at Bloccpay and has worked with Tangerine Africa. Jennifer is committed to building communities and promoting diversity in the tech industry, and spends her free time spearheading community and technical development at Web3Afrika and Web3Ladies.
Having previously provided the world’s top investors with primary research supplementing their fundamental analysis, Bhavya transitioned into growing engaged TradFi communities of $1bn-100bn AUM investors. Graduating with an Accounting and Finance degree from Durham University, Bhavya's passion for blockchain started in 2017.
Žiga Kokelj, with a Master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Ljubljana, has spent over four years working in the world of blockchain. He's worked with projects like a layer 1 blockchain protocol, a mobile wallet, and Bitpanda, one of the biggest crypto exchanges in Europe. His experience and knowledge have made him a standout in the field of programming and blockchain.