EEA 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.
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.