Two of Blockchain's largest consortiums join forces

The Hyperledger Project and the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) have agreed to collaborate to bring common standards to the Blockchain space and to pollinate a broader open source community.

Announced this week, this combination of strengths is remarkable since EEA and Hyperledger represent two of the three largest and most influential corporate Blockchain communities, the third being the R3 Corda ecosystem.

If teams can create common standards between the two platforms, it can influence the companies that were once on the wall to build their Blockchains in one or another ecosystem.

In addition, for the 270 member organizations of Hyperledger, there is now a promise to interact with smart tokens and contracts at Blockchain public Ethereum.

Hyperledger was founded as an organization designed to the image of the Linux Foundation for the development of Blockchain open source, covering several protocols designed specifically for companies.

Meanwhile, the 500-member EEA is a standards organization that seeks to build private or licensed business applications on the public Blockhealth Ethereum foundations.

Over time, there has been increasing support for Ethereum in Hyperledger. Formalizing this convergence, the new alliance "will allow Hyperledger developers to write code conforming to EEA specifications and certify them through the EEA certification testing programs that are due to be released in the second half of 2019."