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.

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.

Name

Role

Company

Email

Jean Charles Cabelguen Chair Independent Member [email protected]

EEA Interest Groups

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]

Tokenization

The primary goal of the Tokenization IG is to collect use cases and user stories for business processes that could benefit from tokenization, prioritize them, and then document and provide guidance for organizations that are interested in those use cases.

Name

Role

Company

Email

Daniel Norkin Co-Chair Envison Blockchain [email protected]
Benjamin Bukari Co-Chair Abbaci Inc. [email protected]