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Secret Network

Secret Network offers scalable permissionless smart contracts with a private by default design— bringing novel use cases to blockchain not feasible on public systems. Secret Network enables users to take back ownership over their private (financial) information and for them to share this information with whom they trust. Secret Network was the first protocol to provide private smart contracts on mainnet, live since September 2020. Secret Network is Built with the Cosmos Software Development Kit (SDK) bringing Interoperable privacy to the entire Cosmos ecosystem. Secret Network uses a combination of the Intel SGX (Software Guard Extension) Trusted Execution Environment technology, several encryption schemes and key management to bring privacy by default to blockchain users. Secret Contracts are an implementation of the Rust based smart contract compiling toolkit CosmWasm, adding private metadata possibilities. Secret Network is powered by the Native public coin SCRT which is used for fees, Proof Of Stake security and Governance. With more than 20+ Dapps, 100+ full time builders and a strong grassroots community Secret Network aims to bring privacy to the masses.

Setting up Environment

Prebuilt Environment


Click the button below to start a new development environment:

Open in Gitpod

VSCode Docker Environment

  1. Install extension

  2. Clone this repository into a new dev container

Docker Dev Environments

  1. From Docker Desktop, create a new Dev Environment from the prebuilt image -
  2. Connect with VSCode, or use the container directly
  3. Make sure the code is updated by using get fetch and git pull

Manual Set up

You can find everything below in a handy script that you can copy and run from here

Install prerequisite packages

apt-get install -y --no-install-recommends g++ libtool automake autoconf clang

Ubuntu 22+

The build depends on libssl1.1. Install using:

dpkg -i libssl1.1_1.1.1w-0%2Bdeb11u1_amd64.deb

Clone Repo

Clone this repo to your favorite working directory

Install Rust

Install rust from

curl --proto '=https' --tlsv1.2 -sSf | sh

Then, add the rust-src component. This will also install the version of rust that is defined by the workspace (in rust-toolchain) -

rustup component add rust-src

To run tests you'll need to add the wasm32 target -

rustup target add wasm32-unknown-unknown

Install Go (v1.18+)

Install go from

Install gobindata

sudo apt install go-bindata

Install SGX

To compile the code and run tests, you'll need to install the SGX SDK and PSW. To run in simulation (or software) modes of SGX you do not need to install the SGX driver. For a simple install, run the script in the following way:

chmod +x ./scripts/
sudo ./scripts/ true true true false

Note: If you are using WSL you'll need to use the 5.15 kernel which you can find how to do here, otherwise you'll have to run anything SGX related only in docker

Install Xargo

We need a very specific version of xargo for everything to compile happily together

cargo install xargo --version 0.3.25

Install submodules

We use incubator-teaclave-sgx-sdk as a submodule. To compile the code, you must first sync this submodule

git submodule init
git submodule update --remote

Build from Source

Use make build-linux to build the entire codebase. This will build both the Rust (enclave & contract engine) and the Go (blockchain) code.

To build just the rust code, you can use make build-linux, while to build just the Go code, there is the aptly named make build_local_no_rust.

Tip: For a production build the enclave must be copied from the most recent release. This is due to non-reproducible builds, and the fact that enclaves must be signed with a specific key to be accepted on mainnet. Still, the non-enclave code can be modified and ran on mainnet as long as there are no consensus-breaking changes

Running Something

Run tests

To build run all tests, use make go-tests

Start local network

Run ./scripts/


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