Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Adds New Members

Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Adds New Members

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) has added 34 new members, including an Indian state government and payments company Mastercard.

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The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) has added 34 new members, including an Indian state government and payments company Mastercard.

The alliance is now having over 150 members, making it the world`s largest blockchain consortium, according to a report by cryptocoinnews.com.

Initially, the organization was founded by 30 members back in February 2016. It has been described as a working group of companies, organizations and Ethereum development start-ups aiming to leverage open-source Ethereum technology for blockchain solutions.

In May, the online media wrote that the EEA added 86 new members to reach a total number of 116. This number was closer to the alliance`s major competitor, namely the open-source Hyperledger Project led by the Linux Foundation.

In their announcement, the EEA claim to be the “world`s largest open-source blockchain initiative”. The organization was also  joined bythe government of Andhra Pradesh, a southern Infian state famous for its technology-forward agenda, as cryptocoinnews.com stated.

“We are keen on integrating blockchain technology into governance and look forward to our collaboration with Enterprise Ethereum Alliance and provide market access to community.”, as J A Chowdary, the special chief secretary and IT advisor to the state’s chief minister, said in an interview with the media.

Some of the other new members include Cisco, Russian blockchain start-up QIWI and the Technical University of Munich in Germany, among others.

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