Hyperledger and EEA join hands to facilitate blockchain mass adoption
Hyperledger and Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) have joined hands with a common goal of increasing blockchain’s mass adoption among companies and promote and encourage the collaboration between the two, according to a report by Forbes.
Hyperledger is an umbrella project for open source distributed ledger technology (DLT) frameworks like Fabric and Sawtooth, while EEA promotes the adoption of Ethereum by businesses.
“This is a time of great opportunity. Collaborating through mutual associate membership provides more opportunities for both organizations to work more closely together,” said Ron Resnick, Executive Director, EEA.
The new methodology will provide greater cross-pollination among the communities and leaders of both the organizations. Hyperledgers can join EEA and participate in EEA certification programs while EEA members who work on specification and standards can implement those standards onto Hyperledger. This is solely an example. There could be many such examples.
“Great open standards depend upon great open source code, so this is a natural alliance for both organizations,” said Brian Behendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger.
Since Hyperledger stores DLT codebases in large numbers, and EEA eyeing on helping to adapt Ethereum for enterprise use, this major announcement systematizes collaborative efforts that have already been taking place in an informal capacity.
“There are already several organizations that belong to both Hyperledger and EEA, and good relationships among those in leadership positions. It makes sense to work together toward the common goal of solving real business challenges with decentralized technologies,” said Amber Baldet, Ex-blockchain lead at JP Morgan Chase and Founder of Clovyr who has been closely involved with both Hyperledger and EEA.
This partnership is bound to cut out on the belief that both the companies are in competition with each other for enterprise blockchain supremacy.
“Historically, under previous leadership, the EEA seemed to view itself as being in competition with Hyperledger. I must say that was under the previous leadership of that body,” said Casey Kuhlman, CEO, Monax.
“They were never directly competitive, but it looked that way to some people because the participants did not have a very broad overlap in their Venn Diagrams,” said Bob Summerwill, Blockchain Lead, Quantfury, and developer who has been in touch with both the projects significantly.
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