The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA), with over 500 members, today unveiled the next phase of its Enterprise Ethereum specification strategy, with the public release of its Enterprise Ethereum Architecture Stack (EEAS).
This stack defines the building blocks needed to drive the Web 3.0 era of decentralized, connective intelligence – the next generation of Enterprise Ethereum applications that, like the Internet, will work anywhere, and are capable of facilitating smart contracts without intermediaries. The stack, available as a free public document to download, incorporates components developed by the Ethereum Foundation.
• Download the Enterprise Ethereum Architecture Stack document
• Listen to a walkthrough of the Enterprise Ethereum Architecture Stack
• Learn more about the EEA at Blockchain Week New York City
"With the public release of the stack, the EEA is on its way to delivering a world-class standards-based specification for Enterprise Ethereum solutions with a TestNet and certification program to follow,” said the EEA Executive Director Ron Resnick.
“The EEA's standards-based approach enables enterprises to deliver a superior customer experience and create new, and innovative solutions. Plus, having multiple vendors of choice will likely mean competition will drive down costs."
Until recently, developing an enterprise blockchain solution required organizations to build from the ground up either using their own enterprise-friendly implementation of Ethereum or other variations of a private-permissioned, Enterprise Ethereum application. The EEA’s architecture stack tackles these issues. In the near future, Ethereum developers will use the specification to write code that will enable interoperability, motivating enterprise customers to select EEA specification-based solutions over proprietary offerings.
The EEA’s stack was developed by its members, which include both technology leaders and potential users of the specification. Over the past 18 months, 500 organizations have joined the EEA, driving the creation of close to 20 member-led EEA User and Technical Working Groups to define market requirements and write the EEA specification, respectively.