The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) and Hyperledger announced on October 1 that they will join their respective organizations as "associate members" to support the adoption of corporate blockchains.
The EEA, a corporate blockchain organization created in March 2017 by Santander, JPMorgan and a variety of other members, focuses on enhancing the privacy, scalability and security of Ethereum's blockchain applications (ETH).
Brian Behlendorf, executive director of Hyperledger at the Linux Foundation and Ron Resnick, executive director of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, explained the impetus for the decision to join in a blog post:
"This will allow a more active and reciprocal collaboration between multiple communities through participation in events, the connection with other members and the search for ways for our respective efforts to be complementary and compatible".
The Hyperledger Fabric technology has found its way into a series of integrations based on corporate blockchains in various sectors of the global economy. At the end of September, FedEx joined Hyperledger, which has over 270 members, in order to examine the use of blockchains for supply chains, logistics and transportation.
"Along the way, we hope that this mutually beneficial relationship will encourage Ethereum developers to consider submitting their business plans to the maintainers of the Hyperledger and Hyperledger projects to consider the adoption of appropriate de facto interfaces for standardization to appropriate EEA working groups ", continued Behlendorf and Resnick, adding:
"This report will also enable Hyperledger developers to write code that complies with EEA specifications and certify them through EEA certification testing programs that should be launched in the second half of 2019."
In May, AEA released both a new software stack to standardize specifications for business applications based on Ethereum, and the Enterprise Ethereum Client Specification 1.0, which will allow interoperability for companies using solutions based on the Ethereum blockchain.