Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Becomes World’s Largest Open-source Blockchain Initiative

 

Total Membership Exceeds 150 Organizations in Less Than Seven Months
Cisco Systems, Scotiabank, Government of Andhra Pradesh Lead New Membership

NEW YORK, NY, USA – July 18, 2017 – Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) announced today that 34 organizations have joined the blockchain industry group since late May. This brings total membership to over 150 organizations added since the group’s launch in February of this year. EEA is now the world’s largest open-source blockchain initiative. EEA’s newest members represent a wide variety of business sectors, including technology, banking, government, healthcare, energy, pharmaceuticals, marketing, and insurance, as well as a number of fast-growing Ethereum startups.

Composed of forward-looking enterprises and blockchain innovators, EEA is an industry-supported, non-profit established to build, promote, and broadly support Ethereum-based technology best practices, open standards, and open source reference architectures.

New EEA members include: 2Advise; Amalto Technologies; Antibiotic Research UK (ANTRUK); Aquilon Energy Services, Inc.; ASSETH; BLOCKO Inc.; Bloq; Cisco Systems; Cybersoft Digital Services Corp.; Enter Corporation Co., Ltd.; Equities.com, Inc.; Finclusion Labs, Inc. (WeTrust.io); Government of Andhra Pradesh; HashCash Consultants; HEAL Alliance; iEx.ec; Lazarski University; Loyyal Corporation; MadHive; Mattr; NetObjex Inc.; OTP Bank Plc.; QIWI Blockchain Technologies LLC.; Revelry; RISKebiz; Scotiabank; Streami Inc.; Talkcrypto.org; Technical University of Munich; Texcent Asia Pte Ltd; TIS R&D Center, Inc.; TokenCard / Monolith; Ventured and Ypse IT Solutions.

“EEA’s rapid growth in membership mirrors the accelerating acceptance and deployment of Ethereum blockchain solutions in the global marketplace,” said Julio Faura, chairman of the board, EEA. “The technological breadth, depth and variety of organizations coming together under the auspices of EEA to create and drive enterprise Ethereum standards bodes well for the future development of the next-generation Ethereum ecosystem.”

EEA was formed earlier this year, seeking to evolve Ethereum into an enterprise-grade technology. EEA’s research and development is focused on privacy, confidentiality, scalability, and security. EEA is also investigating hybrid architectures that span both permissioned and public Ethereum networks as well as industry-specific application layer working groups.

EEA will collectively develop open industry standards and facilitate collaboration with its member base and is open to any members of the Ethereum community who wish to participate. This open source framework will enable the mass adoption at a depth and breadth otherwise unachievable in individual corporate silos and provide insight to the future of scalability, privacy, and confidentiality of the public Ethereum permissionless network.

For additional information about joining EEA, please reach out to membership@entethalliance.org.

2Advise (B2Lab)

B2Lab is excited to be part of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance as great way to accelerate enterprise adoption for saving costs, improving quality and being compliant.    B2Lab – as long term adopter of Ethereum in its projects (example Bloki Platform) – is proud of contributing to standardization and collaboration to reach these objectives.

– Giuliano Pierucci, CEO 2Advise Srl, Founder B2Lab

Antibiotic Research UK (ANTRUK)

Antibiotic Resistance is a real threat in all our lives.  Drug resistant infections will kill an extra 10 million people a year worldwide – more than currently die from cancer – by 2050 unless action is taken, WHO study finds  http://www.bbc.com/news/health-30416844.  AntibioticResearch.org.uk will use the Ethereum blockchain and support the Enterprise Ethereum Association to help model the effects of new antibiotics on resistant bacteria without the need to test on animals.  Thus reducing costs and the ability to deliver more tests at scale than ever before.  This is truly an exciting time.  Together can change the world for the better.

Aquilon Energy Services, Inc.

Aquilon Energy Services is excited to become a member of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance.  Aquilon is focused on providing game-changing and secure solutions to our ever growing, collaborative Energy Settlement Network®.  We value EEA’s efforts to be at the forefront of defining standards and controls while at the same time working with a diverse cross-industry membership to develop and deploy enterprise grade blockchain technology.

ASSETH

AssEth is a community-driven nonprofit organisation that aims to promote the Ethereum technology and its use cases to French speakers across the world. AssEth hosts free events and workshops focused on all aspects of decentralised technologies. AssEth also maintains two community-owned software initiatives: AssethBox, a full-fledged development toolkit bundled as a portable virtual machine, and DAO1901, an Ethereum-based framework aimed at managing France-registered non-profits.

BLOCKO Inc.

Blocko, a leading provider of an enterprise Blockchain platform, enables companies to get past the complex blockchain application development process, allowing developers to focus on business logic. Blocko’s Coinstack is built from ground up to fit the needs of enterprise clients, allowing applications to run on both public and permissioned ledgers. We’re thrilled to collaborate with other members of Enterprise Ethereum Alliance to continue to push blockchain technology forward.

– Won-Beom Kim, CEO & Founder of BLOCKO

Bloq

Initiatives like the EEA are critical to connecting enterprises with blockchain innovation. Businesses are ready and eager to explore Ethereum with the support of experts in open source and enterprise technology. We’re thrilled to contribute our time, energy and insights to this project.

– Jeff Garzik, CEO and Co-founder, Bloq

Cybersoft Digital Services Corp.

CyberSoft has long focused on providing innovative payment solutions. We starts to develop our application platform based on Ethereum, because we find it has countless possibilities in business application. We are highly excited to partner with Enterprise Ethereum Alliance. Through this alliance, we look forward to find out the solutions for enterprise blockchain adoption with all partners.

Enter Corporation Co., Ltd.

We are a Blockchain Implementer based in Asia. We have been developing Blockchain as a Service (BAAS) called Platooreum. Platooreum helps corporates and organizations set up their Private Ethereum Blockchain in one click. Platooreum accelerates the pace for them to get on board the Blockchain arena. We have adopted Ethereum as our core technology as we believe that Ethereum is the technology of the future.

We hope our experience could benefit the EEA community and we also believe that being an EEA member will enrich our capacity and help us deliver the best products and services to our customers.”

Finclusion Labs, Inc (WeTrust.io)

WeTrust is very excited to join the EEA, and look forward to collaborate with member organizations as we develop innovative decentralized financial products, and improve access to financial services on a global scale.

– George Li, CEO and Co-Founder of WeTrust.io

Government of Andhra Pradesh

As Fintech Valley Vizag in Andhra Pradesh aims to become a vital financial technology hub, it is working on adopting more robust systems that are cost-effective. With security issues all over the world, there is no doubt that blockchain technology is set to be the biggest disruptor not only in the financial world, but also a number of online and offline sectors. We are keen on integrating blockchain technology into governance and look forward to our collaboration with Enterprise Ethereum Alliance and provide market access to the community.

– J A Chowdary, Special Chief Secretary & IT Advisor to the Chief Minister, Government of Andhra Pradesh (India)

HashCash Consultants

Hashcash Consultants provide financial solutions to Banks and Financial Institutions built over blockchain. We are excited to be part of the alliance and look forward to collaborating and creating standards that will contribute to the platform’s security, robustness and scalability. This will accelerate industry-wide acceptance of Ethereum and add to the benefits it brings onboard as a blockchain platform

– Ishan Roy, Head of Products, Hashcash Consultants

iEx.ec

The simple truth is that centralized cloud services are falling behind current demand for computing resources. The iExec team knows this through our work at the leading edge of distributed and cloud computing. With Ethereum we see how a new paradigm of cloud computing is not just possible but absolutely essential, to meet the current needs of cloud SaaS, PaaS and IaaS markets, and to meet the needs of the next wave of innovation such as High Performance Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Blockchain Computing and other forms of distributed business. iExec is proud to join the EEA to establish collectively the next generation IT infrastructure that will power Ethereum Dapps and beyond.

– Gilles Fedak, co-founder iExec

Lazarski University (The Blockchain Technology Center)

The Blockchain Technology Center is the first research institute of this specialization in Central and Eastern Europe. It is based in Warsaw at Lazarski University – one of the best private higher education institutions in Poland. It operates under honorary auspices of the Ministry of Digital Affairs. Together with EU-funds backed Polish Accelerator of Blockchain Technology it is promoting blockchain and they work together to prepare its implementations, esp. in public institutions.

MadHive

Our goal at MadHive is to use blockchain technology to increase transparency, improve data portability, reporting accountability as well as change economic incentives within the ad tech ecosystem. We believe blockchain has great potential to transform systems across industries, and we look forward to collaborating with so many innovative companies taking part in the EEA to bring blockchain solutions to enterprise.

– Adam Helfgott, Co-founder and CEO, MadHive

MATTR

MATTR is excited for the opportunity to work with alliance members to innovate on streamlining the contract and payment process for advertising technologies. Named a world top 50 innovator by Unilever, we see the Alliance as the natural leader in this century’s enterprise innovation.

– Jack Holt, CEO, MATTR

NetObjex Inc

NetObjex is an IoT-Blockchain technology platform with a global footprint.  We have found Ethereum to be a solid blockchain technology with broad support from the business and development communities.  As our Enterprise customers seek solutions that integrate both blockchain and IoT capabilities, we selected Ethereum as the perfect complement to extend and enhance the capabilities of the NetObjex platform.

OTP Bank Plc.

OTP Bank keeps focusing on innovative technologies. Nowadays we think that the most valuable asset is the trust between the bank and the customers. Blockchain technology gives several advanced solutions in security industry. OTP Bank has chosen Ethereum as a partner, because we consider it a state-of-the-art Blockchain technology. Via joining the Ethereum community OTP will be able achieve its goals smoothly. Through the common standards and best practices evolving in Ethereum Enterprise Alliance, our IT Systems will be more secure and highly-developed.

– Laszlo Popovics, Head of IT Innovations, OTP Bank Plc.

QIWI Blockchain Technologies LLC

Ethereum-enabled blockchain is a core architecture for many high-potential projects and it’s important for us to take part in production enterprise interoperability tests with current technology stack of various business segments. The EEA membership will enrich our capabilities in adopting future proof solutions fully compatible with the public Ethereum.

– Alexey Soloviev, CEO of QIWI Blockchain Technologies.

Streami Inc.

Streami seeks to build a financial network that provides affordable and efficient finance for all market participants. Enterprise Ethereum takes blockchain to the next level and opens an ecosystem with many possibilities. We are excited to collaborate with other members of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance to define the rules of this new paradigm.

– Junhaeng Lee, Co-Founder and CEO, Streami

Talkcrypto.org

Talkcrypto focuses on sharing knowledge of blockchain technologies and smart contracts to communities around the world. Continuous learning, experimenting and sharing is vital in this rapidly changing space. Bridging the gap between local communities and the EEA is an exciting challenge talkcrypto.org is looking forward to.

– Sean Au, Founder, talkcrypto.org

TIS R&D Center, Inc.

TIS R&D Center is a R&D arm of TIS Inc. which is a leading IT service provider in Japan. We are seeking possibilities of blockchain adoption for our clients with enterprise-grade security, scalability, and performance. We are proud to partner with the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, and are hoping to contribute to the advancement of this emerging technology.

– Koichi Ubatani, President, TIS R&D Center

TokenCard / Monolith

TokenCard puts the power of the Ethereum Economy in the users pocket. Within the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance TokenCard can provide members with a vital service that can maximise general public access to their platform.

– Mel Gelderman, CEO of TokenCard

Ventured

Ethereum allows us to democratize technology in a way that was previously impossible. Ventured is capitalizing on this new technology trend in order to bring together ideas and talent seamlessly. We are excited to partner with the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance to help the world work better together.

– Frank Niu, CEO & founder of Ventured International

Ypse IT Solutions

The world is growing fast, as well as successful business not depending on being fast, much more than that, must have reliable peers, partners and enterprises (Blockchain Smart ID KYC / AML), sustainable and be smart.

Enterprise Ethereum Alliance is the most ambitious global project of 2017. A blockchain private ecosystem, even public, has permissioned blockchain with safeties app stacks.  Along with smart contracts, began a new era which customer’s choice will be in direction of the best service and experience.

Once customer portability, currently purely nationalized, now it’ll be global for instant money transmission services and stocks/derivatives/financial products offers globally, safely, fast and, of course, with compliance as well reduced risk.

– Rodrigo Pimenta, Chairman/Co-founder of Ypse IT Solutions, Co-founder of BitOfertas

 


 

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance 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 – the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance defines enterprise-grade software capable of handling the most complex, highly-demanding applications at the speed of business.

 

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