Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Fills Out Leadership
The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance is a step closer to bringing its EntEth 1.0 reference architecture to reality as the industry body has established its technical steering committee as well as seven working groups, which will drive development the reference architecture within individual industry verticals.
“The EEA has made the largest commitment to member-driven working groups in the industry focusing on innovative blockchain technologies and applications to solve real-world problems,” said Jeremy Millar, founding board member, EEA. “Many of the blockchain industry’s best and brightest have agreed to contribute their leadership and energy as a chair for an EEA work group. We thank them and all the working group members for their support and efforts.”
The technical steering committee will provide guidance to the working groups producing technical specifications and code, reviewing and approving deliverables from various working groups for submission to the board of directors, and liaising with other committees to assist with directing the EEA work to the right places.
Nearly everything which goes through the technical steering committee should manifest as specifications which apply to Ethereum client code bases (i.e. Quorum, pyethapp, STRATO, Nuco, Burrow, etc.) rather than to higher layers, such as applications built on these clients.
The newly chair people include BNY Mellon’s Alex Batlin (technical steering committee and token working group), J.P. Morgan’s Amber Baldet (banking working group), Merck KGaA’s Fabian Wahl (healthcare working group), Etherisc’s Stephan Karpischek and Christoph Mussenbrock (insurance working group), MetaX/ConsenSys’ Mike Goldin (advertising industry working group), Cardozo Law School’s Aaron Wright (legal industry working group), and Authentick/ConsenSys’ Tyler Mulvihill (supply chain working group).
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