Who Said Ethereum was just for public blockchains?
In March of this year some of the biggest names in the sectors of finance and software such as Intel Microsoft JP Morgan and Accenture set up the Ethereum Enterprise Alliance.
Enterprise Ethereum Alliance three days ago announced 86 new members. The new members of EEA include Access, Adapt Forward, Alchemy Limited, AlphaPoint, Antony Welfare, Aquarius Capital Management, AutoBoard Systems, Axcent LLC, Bancor, BigchainDB, Blk Technologies, Blockchain Hub Limited, BlockCypher, Brian Ray, Broadridge, CareChain, CCA, Clause, Clearmatics Technologies, Clozer Technologies, CoinFund, Coinplug, ConsenLabs, Consensus Base, Couger, CryptoMKT, CYPHA GmbH, Dapps.ai, Datarella, DeliverThat, De Cooperatieve Rabobank U.A, Deloitte, The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), DigixGlobal, Dinosaur Dog, ElectricChain, Elevondata Labs Inc., Etherisc, Fundacion CTIC Centro Tecnologico, Gem, Global Consent Limited, Global Trade Guardian – LexEcon Consulting Group, Hashed Health, Hijro, Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Infosys, InGauge Trading Technologies Inc., Ian Pilon, Infrachain Asbl, Intelligent’er Re’Development, ING, iPaynow, Jiangsu Huaxin Blockchain Research Institute, Kaula, Ledger, Libra, Melonport, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, MME, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Model Communities Association, Musicoin, National Bank of Canada, Noah Perius, Nordic Alliance, NXN, Parkview Ventures, Qingxin Technology, Red Chalk Group, Samsung SDS, San Francisco Stock Exchange, Smart Contract Japan, SmartU Electronics Trading L.L.C, State Street Emerging Technologies Center, Synechron, Taishin Financial Holdings, Taiwan FinTech Association, Tecnalia Research & Innovation, Toyota Research Institute, TraderLynk Ltd, Trust Stamp, UNLP, Utocat, Vanbex Group, Wall Street Blockchain Alliance, and Zerocoin Electric Coin Company.
All have the intention of working together on a private version of Ethereum Blockchain under the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance as well as investigate hybrid architecture that span both permission and public Ethereum networks. EEA is designed to build, promote, and broadly support Ethereum-based technology best practices, standards, and a reference architecture, EntEth 1.0 .
The founding members of the EEA rotating board include Accenture, Banco Santander, BlockApps, BNY Mellon, CME Group, ConsenSys, IC3, Intel, J.P. Morgan, Microsoft, and Nuco. Additional founding members include AMIS, Andui, BBVA, brainbot technologies, BP, Chronicled, Credit Suisse, Cryptape, Fubon Financial, ING, The Institutes, Monax, String Labs, Telindus, Tendermint, Thomson Reuters, UBS, VidRoll, and Wipro, among others.
Jeremy Millar, the founder of Ethereum Enterprise Alliance wants to add formal governance to the development process while trying to retain its open source ethos. The alliance will be run by a rotating board of directors selected from founding members, including Banco Santander, BNY Mellon, J.P. Morgan, Accenture, Intel, Microsoft, CME Group, Cornell University's blockchain research group, IC3, and three blockchain startups—ConsenSys, Nuco, and BlockApps.