The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance recently created working groups focused on three fields: interoperability, digital identity, and energy. Members of each group will develop Ethereum blockchain-powered solutions for these three issues.
Since its February 2017 launch, EEA has amassed close to 300 partners, including world governments, central banks, private entities, and players from industries spanning supply chains, medical services, energy production, and more. With the addition of this trio of research endeavors, EEA's number of working groups totals 17.
According to EEA founding board member, Jeremy Millar, "Identity, energy and multiplatform interoperability are three areas where EEA members see real advantages to using Ethereum technologies in 2018. Working groups allow them to innovate, test new ideas and stay competitive."
The Digital Identity Working Group will establish a general understanding regarding how Ethereum-based platforms can play an integral role in developing ID provenance protocols.
The Energy Working Group will turn its attention to utilizing Ethereum applications for the mining, refining, trading, utilities, grids, oil and gas, and other energy industry verticals.
The Multiplatform Working Group will make an effort to expand the availability of the Ethereum platform to numerous operating systems and hardware, to promote universal adoption.
"EEA's member-driven working groups focus on solving the real-world challenges of deploying and using Ethereum in the enterprise. The output of the working groups is a key component of EEA's mission and active participation is something our members find valuable to their businesses," said Millar.