India 2nd government to sign up with Enterprise Ethereum Alliance
The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance is growing strong with now 150 members including big names such as MasterCard, Cisco, ScotiaBank, Loyyal, QIWI Blockchain and others such as Antibiotic Research UK, Ypse IT solutions. One of the most interesting new members is the Andhra Pradesh state in India. It is the first government entity outside the US state of Illinois who joined in May 2017 to join.
The special chief secretary and IT advisor to the state's chief minister, J.A Chowdary, described in a statement the government's ambition to leverage the membership as a way to turn the region into a financial technology tech hub. As Chowdary stated, “We are keen on integrating Blockchain technology into the governance and look forward to our collaboration with Enterprise Ethereum Alliance and provide market access to the community.”
EEA's chairman of the board, Julio Faura, added, "The technological breadth, depth and variety of organizations coming together under the auspices of EEA to create and drive enterprise Ethereum standards bodes well for the future development of the next-generation Ethereum ecosystem."