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]

Cross-Chain Interoperability

The Cross Chain 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 EEA members in this group are interested in developing a standard for an interoperable specification.

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.

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

Ajit Tripathi Co-Chair Aave [email protected]
John Ho Co-Chair Standard Chartered Bank [email protected]
Nikolas Casagrande Co-Chair Independent Member [email protected]

Eth2 for Enterprise

EEA members are exploring the implications of Ethereum 2 for Enterprise use of Ethereum technology, such as: are there use cases that motivate adopting features of Ethereum 2 technology in Enterprise Ethereum Permissioned Blockchains; and how does the migration of Ethereum MainNet to Ethereum 2 impact the ecosystem of software tools, developers, etc.

Name

Role

Company

Email

Hector Rodes Chair Adhara [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]

Financial Services

The Financial Services Interest Group members ensure that the financial services industry needs are broadly served by the EEA, including providing input to specifications that will support industry use cases. They collaborate on building a non-IP smart contract library of best practices and templates for financial assets and workflows, and provide a forum for members to discuss legal and regulatory questions and share partnership opportunities.

Name

Role

Company

Email

Nikolas Casagrande Co-Chair Independent Member [email protected]
John Ho Co-Chair Standard Chartered Bank [email protected]

Supply Chain

Supply chain-centric companies need to understand how the benefits of blockchain (e.g., identity, different privacy needs, transactions per second) will benefit their business. This interest group collaborates on ways to solve pain points that exist in supply chains that use blockchain solutions. This includes developing standards for identifying and defining structured data for enterprise blockchain applications pertaining to global supply chains.

Name

Role

Company

Email

Jason Pancis Co-Chair Envision Blockchain [email protected]
Tyler Mulvihill Chair ConsenSys [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 Chair Envison Blockchain [email protected]