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Connect today and stay up-to-date on the progress in identifying best use cases and technical specs that benchmark EEA as a world class standard by joining a Special Interest or Technical Working Group. Join a group today by logging into the Membership Collaboration Site. Not currently a member? Join the EEA.


Special Interest Groups (SIGs) 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 technical specification supports their specific industry market requirements. To foster information exchange and collaboration, SIGs 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, SIGs will often submit their requirements and/or use cases to the EEA Technical Specification Working Group for inclusion in these spec development efforts.

The SIGs 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.

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Current Special Interest Groups (more are being planned)

  • A.I. & Blockchain
  • Blockchain Based Payments
  • Education Series
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare
  • Real Estate
  • Security
  • Supply Chain

Technical Working Groups

EEA Technical Working Groups collaborate to develop open, standards based-specifications to accelerate the acceptance and deployment of Ethereum blockchain solutions within the global marketplace. These groups ensure that deliverables developed by the EEA and the specific industry requirements developed by the SIGs are prepared properly for inclusion in specification development.

The Technical Working Groups can create task forces to focus on specialized areas and may produce specifications, or may determine how to use existing standards to resolve problems. One example is the Off-chain Trusted Computing task force, which has developed the EEA Trusted Compute specification and continues to refine it for inclusion in the  main client specification at an appropriate stage. The Technical Working Groups provide support to help EEA members understand what they need, and provide a focal contact point for the broader community to make requests or ask questions.

The Technical Specification Working Group (TSWG) continues the evolution of the EEA specification, by creating standards for enterprise Ethereum deployment that meets client needs, and ensures quality implementation and interoperability in permission networks. The TSWG address requests from EEA member, who want specifications that are compatible with as many Ethereum main-net components as possible to minimize customization and maintenance costs.

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Working Groups and Task Forces

Technical Specification Working Group

  • BFT Task Force (BFT = Byzantine Fault Tolerance)
  • Cross-Chain Interoperability Task Force
  • Digital ID Task Force
  • Trusted Execution Task Force

Ethereum Mainnet Working Group

Testing & Certification Working Group

Legal Advisory Working Group

The EEA Legal Advisory Work Group (LAWG) is open and may be of interest to any size and type of law firms, including, without limitation, large global law firms, solo practitioners and corporate in-house counsel. The LAWG was established to target a number of objectives, including (among others): to educate the legal industry about the benefits of blockchain technology; establish and improve the best practices and standards in the legal field, including smart contracts; learn about ongoing use cases, product development and proof of concepts; provide a forum for discussions among legal professionals and their clients or customers regarding ongoing legal issues and questions in the industry for further research; and contribute requirements towards the development and standardization of enterprise Ethereum specifications. The LAWG focuses on many different areas including Token Sales, Smart Contracts, Privacy/IP, AML/KYC, Tax, Supply Chain and Settlement and Clearance.

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