Working groups are created by the members based on the member’s needs and identified business opportunities. EEA members can participate in active Working Groups by accessing the member portal. A list of active Working Groups are below, we welcome all member participation. Members are also encouraged to create a Working Group where there is an industry need. Contact the membership team for any questions.
Advertising Industry WG
The Advertising Industry Working Group's mission is to research, develop and contribute mainnet Ethereum based solutions to combat problems facing the advertising industry, including advertising fraud and supply chain integrity. The Advertising Industry Working Group will be open and accessible to all participants in the advertising industry including vendors, publishers, suppliers, and consumers.
The Banking Working Group aims to:
- Ensure the financial services industry’s needs are broadly served by EEA
- Inform the EEA reference spec with requirements that allow us to support industry use cases on EEA compliant platforms
- Strategize and execute on delivering connectivity to existing industry standards like ISO, FpML, MQ, etc.
- Build a non-IP bearing smart contract library of best practices & templates for financial assets and workflows
- Ensure legal and regulatory questions are collected and addressed efficiently
- Foster partnership opportunities between members
Communications Protocol WG
Create standards for the management of regulated communication such that service providers can provide all the necessary meta data and media data surrounding a communication. Define how all such data will be stored and the access management required for regulatory compliance and data analytics.
Propose new protocols and standards for the discovery, peering and connecting of endpoints across multiple diverse communities (TDM, SIP, WebRTC, Skype, etc) for communication. This includes how the peering directory will be stored and managed.
Propose protocols and standards for web-based communication between nodes on an Ethereum network in a decentralised way.
Due to heavy regulations in pharmaceutical industry we see strong DLT based use cases in the areas of research, production, delivery, usage, service management & support to proof in a transparent way, what has been done by whom and why to any regulator/Auditor. Towards our customers an increase of transparency & trust in provisioning with the right medications/products for the right purpose is a key deliverable. Ensuring data privacy & general reliability & safety of customer/patient data could be part of a separate Working Group, still this element is of high importance to this Working Group too.
The Insurance Working Group promotes the collaborative development of a standard, open and free to use protocol for decentralized insurance. We want to enable business processes covering the whole value chain of insurance, new business models, verticals and entities.
Integration and Tools WG
The Integration and Tools Working Group identifies opportunities for integration between existing enterprise software systems and Ethereum blockchain networks and facilitates collaborative development of tools, libraries, demos, and documentation to support these integrations.
Legal Industry WG
The Legal Industry Working Group is focused on two primary objectives. The first objective is educating the legal industry about the benefits of blockchain technology for their profession. The second is the development and standardization of core ethereum enabled technology. We define “legal industry” at this point to primarily mean large global law firms and corporate in-house counsel.
Quorum Working Group
The Quorum Working Group will serve to facilitate interactions between EEA members using Quorum and coordinate EEA member contributions to the Quorum roadmap.
SWG is expected to publish white papers, reference material and policies, which once approved by the TSC, should guide and streamline WGs proposal efforts. For example, since there is ambiguity as to what actually constitutes Ethereum Foundation's canonical corpus of specifications, the SWG should maintain its own baseline reference list. The SWG should also be striving to achieve EEA's long term EF re-integration aspiration, by submitting approved EEPs as EIPs, assuming they are vision-aligned.
Supply Chain WG
The Supply Chain Working Group to focus ideating, creating POCs, and collaborating on ways to solve pain points existing in supply chain with blockchain solutions.
It is the aim of the Token Working Group to evaluate current Initial Coin Offerings on public blockchain networks against institutional and retail investor’s prudential and conduct needs, identify gaps and propose solutions to those gaps. Evaluation should not be just technical in nature; indeed, it should be holistic and multi-lens e.g. business model suitably, tax and accounting standards, legal and regulatory compliance, economics policy, operational risk, auditability.
The Energy Working Group seeks to build the industry infrastructure needed for widespread adoption within energy-related industries and help to define standards around Ethereum blockchain implementations for: Oil and Gas, Mining, Refining, Trading, Utilities, Grids.
Digital Identity WG
The Digital Identity Working Group will work to establish a general understanding and develop a taxonomy for identity on Ethereum and the role of identity in the EEA technology stack.
The Multiplatform Working Group looks to make the Ethereum platform available on multiple operating systems and physical hardware.