The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA), the world’s largest open-source blockchain initiative, launched today three new member-driven working groups in digital identity, energy, and multiplatform interoperability. This brings the total number of EEA industry-led working groups and committees to 17. Each working group is tasked with creating and delivering specific advancements to the development and use of Ethereum-based technologies.
“EEA’s member-driven working groups focus on solving the real-world challenges of deploying and using Ethereum in the enterprise. The output of the working groups is a key component of EEA’s mission and active participation is something our members find valuable to their businesses,” said Jeremy Millar, founding board member, EEA. “Identity, energy and multiplatform interoperability are three areas where EEA members see real advantages to using Ethereum technologies in 2018. Working groups allow them to innovate, test new ideas and stay competitive.”
EEA was launched earlier this year and now has nearly 300 member companies and offers the most industry-focused, member-driven working groups. EEA’s membership represents a wide variety of business sectors from every region of the world, including technology, banking, government, healthcare, energy, pharmaceuticals, marketing, and insurance, as well as a number of fast-growing Ethereum startups.
New EEA Working Groups
- Digital Identity Working Group – The goal of the Digital Identity Working Group is to establish a general understanding about the role of Ethereum in the digital identity space and to develop a taxonomy that is widely accepted and practiced in the technology industry.
- Energy Working Group – The Energy Working Group is defining standards around Ethereum blockchain implementations for oil and gas, mining, refining, trading, utilities, grids and other verticals within the energy industry. The group will work toward building the industry infrastructure needed for widespread adoption within these energy-related areas.
- MultiPlatform Working Group – The MultiPlatform Working Group will work to make the Ethereum platform available on multiple operating systems and physical hardware. The current version works well on certain operating systems, but the group will work toward advances which will make the platform universally adoptable.
The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) connects Fortune 500 enterprises, startups, academics, and technology vendors with Ethereum subject matter experts. Building upon the only smart contract supporting blockchain currently running in real-world production – Ethereum