Blockchain Giants Form Cross-Industry Platform


The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) and Hyperledger, the world’s two largest blockchain groups, will collaborate to promote and accelerate the adoption of smart technologies in business, according to a statement.

The two groups count some of the world’s largest technology, supply chain and financial companies among their members.  

As part of the agreement, each group’s members will become an associate member of the other. It will also see the two groups collaborate across a series of Special Interest Groups, Working Groups, meetups and conferences globally.

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Developers in both groups will also be able to work together, with the aim of building an open-source, standards-based, cross-platform collaboration.



The EEA was the industry’s first global standards organisation to deliver an open, standards-based architecture and specification.

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Hyperledger is an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. It is a global collaboration that includes leaders in finance, banking, the Internet of Things (IoT), supply chains, manufacturing and technology.



Speaking about the collaboration, Ron Resnick, EEA Executive Director, said: “This is a time of great opportunity.

“Collaborating through mutual associate membership provides more opportunities for both organizations to work more closely together.

“In addition, Hyperledger developers who join the EEA can participate in EEA Certification to ensure solution compliance for projects related to the Enterprise Ethereum Client Specification.”

 Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of Hyperledger, stated: “Great open standards depend upon great open source code, so this is a natural alliance for both organizations.

“Standards, specifications and certification all help enterprise blockchain customers commit to implementations with confidence since they have better assurances of interoperability as well as multiple vendors of choice.”

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