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Working Group Leadership

EEA Working Groups collaborate to develop open freely-implementable specifications to accelerate the acceptance and deployment of Enterprise Ethereum blockchain solutions within the global marketplace, as well as guidelines and other support materials. Working Groups ensure that specific industry requirements described by the EEA Interest Groups are developed for inclusion in specification development.

Working Groups may produce specifications, or may determine how to use existing standards to resolve problems. They provide support to help EEA members understand what they need, and provide a contact point for the broader community to make requests or ask questions.

Working Groups’ public pages provide up-to-date information on the group’s focus, current publications, and the like.

Client Interoperability Testing

This group provides EEA members with the ability to easily test applications on a conformant EEA Permissioned Blockchain. This enables developers in any part of the ecosystem to perform experiments on different aspects of Enterprise Ethereum blockchains and identify any interoperability bugs or gaps in how the ecosystem currently supports enterprise use cases. The EEA Testing Working Group develops testnets to demonstrate that implementations conform to the EEA specifications and allow EEA members to test new applications.

Client Interoperability Testing Working Group’s public page: https://entethalliance.github.io/testing-wg/

Name

Role

Company

Email

Antoine Toulmé Chair The Machine Consultancy LLC [email protected]

CrossChain Interoperability

The CrossChain Interoperability Working Group is focused on enabling code and nodes on a blockchain to call code deployed on a different blockchain, and where appropriate, receive a response. The working group is responsible for developing technical standards to meet this challenge. Its work includes creating a conceptual framework that enables sound reasoning about this topic, identifying salient technical and security challenges that inform the design space, and specifying a protocol architecture to drive standardization and broad adoption.

Crosschain Interoperability WG’s public page: https://entethalliance.github.io/crosschain-interoperability/

Name

Role

Company

Email

Weijia Zhang Co-Chair Wanchain [email protected]
Peter Robinson Co-Chair PegaSys-ConsenSys [email protected]

DeFi Risk Assessment, Management and Accounting (DRAMA)

The EEA Defi Risk Assessment, Management and Accounting group was formed to address the lack of appropriate, widely-accepted frameworks for identifying and understanding risks associated with DeFi protocols, and the resulting lack of common assessment and accounting criteria for Defi Assets.

DRAMA WG’s public page: https://entethalliance.github.io/DRAMA/

Name

Role

Company

Email

Dyma Budorin Co-Chair Hacken [email protected]
Michael Gonzales Co-Chair Ernst and Young (EY) [email protected]

EthTrust Security Levels

EthTrust seeks to solve the problem of trust in Ethereum transactions. The smart contracts that power Ethereum have been fraught with security issues and today there is still no good way to see how secure an address or contract is before initiating a transaction. EEA members in this group are looking to improve the smart contract security standard and registry system created by the EthTrust project to raise the level of confidence and trust in Ethereum as a global settlement layer for all types of transactions across all types of industry sectors.

EthTrust Security Levels Working Group’s public page: https://entethalliance.github.io/eta-registry/

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Role

Company

Email

Chris Cordi Chair Splunk [email protected]

EEA Authority to Operate

Companies seeking to work with the U.S. Federal Government in any capacity are required to meet their strict cybersecurity standards. To this end, the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) requires an Authority to Operate (ATO) security authorization process. Achieving this authorization means ensuring compliance with requirements determined by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), among other security aspects. EEA’s ATO Working Group is focused on developing Ethereum-based NIST-compliant solutions that can go through the ATO process and be approved for use by US Federal Government organizations.

Authority To Operate Working Group’s public page: https://entethalliance.github.io/authority-to-operate/

Name

Role

Company

Email

Frederic de Vaulx Chair Prometheus Computing [email protected]

Ethereum Training Quality (Eth TQ)

Since the inception of blockchain, there has been a need for quality educational materials. The vast majority of people have learned about and been introduced to blockchains informally, through friends, videos, social media, etc. There is a lot of blockchain education, but information and courseware is often inaccurate, and can easily become outdated. Importantly, there is generally no indication of whether materials are approved by the industry. This lack of quality standards for educational resources makes it difficult for prospective students to understand whether a particular course will provide a useful outcome in terms of skills, knowledge, and qualifications recognized by industry employers.

The EEA’s Ethereum Training Quality (Eth TQ) Working Group is focused on addressing the lack of quality standards for educational resources by defining what knowledge and skills an individual needs to learn to successfully help an organization understand and adopt blockchain technology.

Ethereum Training Quality Working Group’s public page: https://entethalliance.github.io/EthTQ/

Name

Role

Company

Email

Sonal Patel Chair ConsenSys Mesh [email protected]
Jessica Levesque Co-Chair CryptoCurrency Certification Consortium “C4” [email protected]

Other Working Groups

Legal Advisory Working Group and Task Forces

  • Privacy / IP Task Force
  • Settlement & Clearance Task Force
  • Smart Contract Standards Task Force
  • Supply Chain Task Force
  • Tax Task Force
  • Token Sales Task Force

BFT Task Force (BFT = Byzantine Fault Tolerance)

Name

Role

Company

Email

Przemek Siemion Chair Banco Santander SA [email protected]

CrossChain Interoperability

The CrossChain Interoperability Working Group is focused on enabling code and nodes on a blockchain to call code deployed on a different blockchain, and where appropriate, receive a response. The working group is responsible for developing technical standards to meet this challenge. Its work includes creating a conceptual framework that enables sound reasoning about this topic, identifying salient technical and security challenges that inform the design space, and specifying a protocol architecture to drive standardization and broad adoption.

Crosschain Interoperability WG’s public page: https://entethalliance.github.io/crosschain-interoperability/

Name

Role

Company

Email

Weijia Zhang Co-Chair Wanchain [email protected]
Peter Robinson Co-Chair PegaSys-ConsenSys [email protected]

Digital Identity Task Force

Name

Role

Company

Email

Rouven Heck Chair ConsenSys [email protected]

Ethereum Mainnet

The Enterprise Mainnet Interest Group focuses on the business use of public Ethereum and helping to make mainnet Ethereum more enterprise friendly (in terms of ease of understanding and use by enterprise), to act as a liaison between the EEA and the public Ethereum community, and to be a champion for enterprises in Ethereum. Specifically, this group is helping to improve mainnet’s current technical documentation and champion proposals that would benefit enterprises.

Name

Role

Company

Email

Tas Dienes Chair Ethereum Foundation [email protected]
John Wolpert Vice Chair Consensys [email protected]
Kartheek Solipuram Vice Chair Ernst & Young [email protected]

Client Interoperability Testing

This group provides EEA members with the ability to easily test applications on a conformant EEA Permissioned Blockchain. This enables developers in any part of the ecosystem to perform experiments on different aspects of Enterprise Ethereum blockchains and identify any interoperability bugs or gaps in how the ecosystem currently supports enterprise use cases. The EEA Testing Working Group develops testnets to demonstrate that implementations conform to the EEA specifications and allow EEA members to test new applications.

Client Interoperability Testing Working Group’s public page: https://entethalliance.github.io/testing-wg/

Name

Role

Company

Email

Antoine Toulmé Chair The Machine Consultancy LLC [email protected]

Offchain/Trusted Execution

This group is developing materials that describe the existing ecosystem of secure computing approaches for Enterprise Ethereum use cases and identifying potential technology gaps. EEA members are also involved in maintaining EEA’s existing offchain/trusted compute 1.1 specification and develop new methods to provide secure computing.

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Role

Company

Email

Jean Charles Cabelguen Chair Independent Member [email protected]

EEA Interest Groups

Interest Groups (IGs) are vertical, industry-centric groups where EEA members in a specific industry segment exchange information, share use cases, and work together to ensure that the EEA Enterprise Ethereum technical specification supports their specific industry market requirements. To foster information exchange and collaboration, IGs host phone calls, webinars, and in-person meetings that often feature speakers and industry presentations on important blockchain concepts and technical innovations.

To add in the development of EEA technical specifications, IGs will often submit their requirements and/or use cases to the EEA Technical Specification Working Group for inclusion in these spec development efforts.

The IGs serve to provide important touchpoints for program managers, business professionals, architects, and others who want to stay informed on blockchain technologies and industry happenings as well as advance the state of the art for their respective companies and industries.

DeFi

Decentralized Finance (DeFi) has become a major element of the Ethereum ecosystem with at least 60 active projects, nearly 68 billion in market capitalization, and more than $2440B locked in DeFi platforms. This group provides a forum where DeFi projects, financial institutions, technology providers and other EEA community members can exchange knowledge and information on DeFi applications, technology, tools, and practices and drive meaningful, impactful initiatives that will promote the adoption of Ethereum technology.

Name

Role

Company

Email

Nikolas Casagrande Co-Chair Independent Member [email protected]
Eric Lim Co-Chair The Machine Consultancy LLC [email protected]

Ethereum Mainnet

The Enterprise Mainnet Interest Group focuses on the business use of public Ethereum and helping to make mainnet Ethereum more enterprise friendly (in terms of ease of understanding and use by enterprise), to act as a liaison between the EEA and the public Ethereum community, and to be a champion for enterprises in Ethereum. Specifically, this group is helping to improve mainnet’s current technical documentation and champion proposals that would benefit enterprises.

Name

Role

Company

Email

Tas Dienes Chair Ethereum Foundation [email protected]
John Wolpert Vice Chair Consensys [email protected]
Kartheek Solipuram Vice Chair Ernst & Young [email protected]