On October 29, 2018, the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) announced in Prague at DevCon 4 two new software specifications that will help companies standardize the future developments of the code on a corporate version of the Ethereum blockchain.
The first specification, Customer Specification V2, defines the implementation requirements for Enterprise Ethereum clients, including interfaces with external components of Enterprise Ethereum and how they are intended to be used.
The standardization of performance, authorization requests and privacy of corporate implementations is seen as a necessary step by the EEA to help the growing number of suppliers developing Ethereum clients to ensure that different clients can communicate with each other. and everything works reliably in an Ethereum Network company.
EEA executive director Ron Resnick said that "using the EEA specification, Ethereum developers can write code that enables interoperability, thereby motivating corporate customers to select solutions based on EEA specifications on proprietary offers ". It should be noted that while Ethereum was the basis for most corporate blockchain projects, 2018 also saw developments with Cardano, EOS, QTUM and TRON, among others.
Apart from the digital currency, the tokenisation of companies or the platform remains a point of reference for blockchain-based startups, with the vast majority of those needing an ecosystem in which users can change the software they use to interact with a blockchain running, disambiguating the need for support for a single provider.
The second specification, Off-Chain Trusted Compute Specification V0.5, specifies the enabling APIs that support private transactions, enabling offloading for intensive processing of processing and allowing for attested oracles. AEA believes that these objectives can be achieved by performing some parts of a blockchain transaction from the main chain into a reliable off-line calculation. Currently, AEA approves three types of reliable calculations for this specification, including a trusted execution environment, zero knowledge testing, and reliable multiparty calculation.
Both specifications were praised by Brian Behlendorf, executive director of Hyperledger, who lent his support to the ads. EEA and Hyperledger joined the organizations of others as associate members on October 1, 2018.
Behlendorf said: "We are pleased to see EEA reach and release its V.05 and Off-Chain Trusted Compute V.05 specifications. Both organizations believe that standards, specifications and certifications contribute to the adoption of corporate blockchain technologies helping customers to engage in implementations with confidence … "
The new specifications are supported by over 500 global AEA members, in particular banks such as Santander and J.P. Morgan Chase; startup blockchain as blk.io; and traditional technology companies such as Accenture, Intel and Microsoft.