The largest blockchain-Ethereum consortium Enterprise Alliance (EEA) has introduced new standards developed for large companies working with private versions of the Ethereum blockchain.
The corresponding statement was made yesterday at the annual conference of developers of Ethereum Devcon4 in Prague. In particular, the product of the last round of updates was the second version of the specification of the client, describing the process of certification, which can visually confirm compliance of the decisions of the developers of Ethereum accepted standards.
In addition, the EEA provided the following version of the specification off-Janovich trusted computing (version 0,5) is a solution to move the data from the blockchain in a safe environment outside of the register, and to work with data from external sources — databases Oracles — through a set of application programming interfaces (API).
According to the Executive Director of the EEA Ron Resnick (Ron Resnick), the ultimate goal of developing new specifications to provide the basis for this level of smooth operation in the field of development, which is currently characteristic for ecosystems like Android.
“The way I see the collaboration of the best practices of other markets such as the telecommunications market. If I buy a phone in one country and the SIM card to another, I know they will work together,” said Resnick.
He explained that specification client V2 — just a kind of sticker on the box claiming that the SIM card is compatible with your phone. EEA is a registered trademark and it means that the technology provider may specify that its decision is compatible with the EEA products only after passing the certification test organized by a third party company and sold in the first quarter of 2020.
However, customer specification v2 will work not only within the community — it can be used within the framework of the project implemented by EEA in a strategic partnership with another blockchain-a consortium of Hyperledger.
“If the developer Hyperledger now modify your solution to match the specifications of EEA and certifies it, we will see interoperability there, too,” said the Executive Director of the EEA.
And this mutually beneficial cooperation. As you know, the blockchain Hyperledger now supports byte-codes smart contracts Ethereum virtual machine (EVM), which became part of the Fabric release 1.3.
And performance, and privacy
With regard to specification off-Janovich trusted computing V 0.5, it carries certain computational services, which are in the main blockchain spent too much time outside the network. This applies to “heavy” technological solutions in the area of privacy, such as the proof with zero disclosure (eng. zero-knowledge proofs) or multilateral trusted computing (eng. multi-party computation).
Much of the above was implemented by the working group Trusted Execution, with about 90 participants, working in the framework of the EEA. Example — Intel, allowing to carry out cryptographic operations in a secure enclave, which became the basis technology Software Guard Extensions (SGX).
“Trusted computing is a fundamental technology that contributes to a new level of use of the blockchain enterprises, and API for trusted computing specifications make it easier,” said Tom Willis (Tom Willis), Director of the centre of technologies open source Intel.
Specification 0.5 V also covers interactions with services on Oracle that makes possible the transfer of external information into smart contracts, such as Oraclize or BlockONE IQ media companies Thomson Reuters.
As noted by Ron Resnick, she kills two birds with one stone, enhancing productivity and level of privacy.
“I would say more, businesses can choose which methods of trusted computing approach to their use-cases in the best way, depending on what the object of the supply chain, banks, retailers or other large ecosystems on the basis of enterprises”, — said the representative of the EEA.
It should be noted, in the framework of the conference it is planned to consider how the EEA will be able to participate in the community public blockchain and Ethereum in the long term, add value to it. As the developers say it will be one of the future areas of work with suggestions for improvement network (EIP).
“Possible approaches include encouraging participants to EEA contribution to a particular EIP and the description mandatory the client’s needs in respect to specific EIP when necessary,” — said Conor Svensson (Conor Svensson), CEO of the startup blk.io and the chair of the working group Technical Standards consortium EEA.
We will remind, the first version of the client’s specification was published in may of this year, and the need to develop common standards for corporate blockchains in the EEA said in April.