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Ethereum for Enterprise

Why Enterprise Ethereum?

Why should businesses care about Enterprise Ethereum?

  • New business models and value creation opportunities
  • Reduced cost of trust and coordination between business parties
  • Improved business network accountability and operational efficiency
  • Competitively future-proof your business
  • Compatibility with public mainnet or permissioned, private networks

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Organizations

Some collaborative efforts to make Ethereum enterprise friendly have been put together by different organizations:

  • EEA
    The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance is a member-driven standards organization whose charter is to develop open, blockchain specifications that drive harmonization and interoperability for businesses and consumers worldwide. Our global community of members is made up of leaders, adopters, innovators, developers, and businesses who collaborate to create an open, decentralized web for the benefit of everyone.

  • Hyperledger Foundation
    Hyperledger is an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. It is a global collaboration, hosted by The Linux Foundation, including leaders in finance, banking, Internet of Things, supply chains, manufacturing and Technology. The foundation has some projects in it that work with the Ethereum stack: - Hyperledger Besu - Hyperledger Burrow

Enterprise Focused Services

The following projects provide blockchain services for enterprises grade systems:

  • Blockapps implementation of the Enterprise Ethereum protocol, tooling and APIs that form the STRATO platform
  • Clearmatics protocols and peer-to-peer platform architecture, blockchain R&D company
  • PegaSys Plus offers the same features and functionalities as HF Besu, plus additional enterprise focused benefits
  • Quorum open source blockchain platform that combines the innovation of the public Ethereum community with enhancements to support enterprise needs

Protocol and Infrastructure

  • Hyperledger Besu open-source Ethereum client developed under the Apache 2.0 license and written in Java
  • Hyperledger Burrow modular blockchain client with a permissioned smart contract interpreter partially developed to the specification of the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM)
  • Infura scalable API access to the Ethereum and IPFS networks
  • Kaleido full-stack platform for building and running cross-cloud, hybrid enterprise ecosystems
  • Autonity protocol suite that implements p2p protocols and provides client software and infrastructure
  • Chainstack multi-cloud and multi-protocol Platform as a Service empowering businesses to rapidly build, deploy, and manage decentralized networks and services

Enterprise Features

Public and private Ethereum networks might need specific features required by network participants. The following are some of those features:

Permissioning

Privacy

Security

  • Clef used to sign transactions and data and is meant as a replacement for geth’s account management
  • EthSigner A transaction signing application to be used with a web3 provider

Tooling

  • Alethio Ethereum Data Analytics Platform
  • Treum bringing transparency, traceability, and tradability to supply chains, using blockchain technology
  • Truffle Suite blockchain development suite (Truffle, Ganache, Drizzle)

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