Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Creates Three New Working Groups

Announcements, Blockchain, Group | December 27, 2017 By:

Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) has created three new member-driven working groups focused on energy, digital identity, and multiplatform interoperability. This brings the total number of EEA working groups to 17.

Formed in February of this year, EEA is a blockchain initiative seeking to evolve ethereum so that it can serve as an enterprise-grade technology. EEA is also investigating hybrid architectures that span both permissioned and public ethereum networks, as well as industry specific application layer working groups. The blockchain initiative has amassed close to 300 members, including world governments, central banks, private entities, and players from industries spanning supply chains, medical services, energy production, and more.

The EEA working groups are created by the members based on the member needs and identified business opportunities. Working groups are tasked with creating and delivering specific advancements to the development and use of ethereum-based technologies.

The Energy Working Group is tasked to build the industry infrastructure needed for widespread adoption within energy-related industries and help to define standards around ethereum blockchain implementations for: Oil and Gas, Mining, Refining, Trading, Utilities, Grids.

The Digital Identity Working Group will work to establish a general understanding and develop a taxonomy for identity on ethereum and the role of identity in the EEA technology stack.

The Multiplatform Working Group will make an effort to expand the availability of the ethereum platform to numerous operating systems and hardware, to promote universal adoption.

“EEA’s member-driven working groups focus on solving the real-world challenges of deploying and using Ethereum in the enterprise,” said Jeremy Millar, founding board member, EEA. “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. Identity, energy and multi-platform inter-operability 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.”