Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA), a newly formed enterprise collaboration focused on Ethereum blockchain technology, has added a whopping 86 new companies to its membership with many continuing to get onboard. EEA is designed to build, promote, and broadly support Ethereum-based technology best practices, standards, and a reference architecture, EntEth 1.0, said a statement.

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) was formed earlier this year, seeking to evolve Ethereum so that is can serve as an enterprise-grade technology. EEA is also investigating hybrid architectures that span both permissioned and public Ethereum networks as well as industry specific application layer working groups.

Julio Faura, chairman of EEA and head of blockchain R&D at Santander, said: "The enthusiasm around EEA is remarkable. Our new members come from varying industries such as pharma, mobile, banking, automotive, management consulting, and hardware as well as the startup community driving innovation. It's great to see everyone come together and build the next generation of our economy on Ethereum blockchain solutions."

Robert Sams, CEO, Clearmatics, said: "Joining the EEA is about collaborating with our friends in the Ethereum ecosystem and our corporate partners to promote distributed automation of business processes in capital markets and beyond. Enterprise and Ethereum are better together, and together we can develop the standards and technologies needed for a global network of inter-operable blockchains, private and public."

Rob Palatnick, managing director, chief technology architect at the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), added: "DTCC is proud to be a member of the EEA. DTCC has been focused on advancing DLT initiatives for the benefit of the financial services industry for the past few years. Our membership will enable us to extend our support for popular open source DLT communities, with a long term goal to establish standards and achieve interoperability across ledgers."

The new members of EEA include: Access, Adapt Forward, Alchemy Limited, AlphaPoint, Antony Welfare, Aquarius Capital Management, AutoBoard Systems, Axcent LLC, Bancor, BigchainDB, Blk Technologies, Blockchain Hub Limited, BlockCypher, Brian Ray, Broadridge, CareChain, CCA, Clause, Clearmatics Technologies, Clozer Technologies, CoinFund, Coinplug, ConsenLabs, Consensus Base, Couger, CryptoMKT, CYPHA GmbH, Dapps.ai, Datarella, DeliverThat, De Cooperatieve Rabobank U.A, Deloitte, The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), DigixGlobal, Dinosaur Dog, ElectricChain, Elevondata Labs Inc., Etherisc, Fundacion CTIC Centro Tecnologico, Gem, Global Consent Limited, Global Trade Guardian - LexEcon Consulting Group, Hashed Health, Hijro, Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Infosys, InGauge Trading Technologies Inc., Ian Pilon, Infrachain Asbl, Intelligent'er Re'Development, ING, iPaynow, Jiangsu Huaxin Blockchain Research Institute, Kaula, Ledger, Libra, Melonport, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, MME, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Model Communities Association, Musicoin, National Bank of Canada, Noah Perius, Nordic Alliance, NXN, Parkview Ventures, Qingxin Technology, Red Chalk Group, Samsung SDS, San Francisco Stock Exchange, Smart Contract Japan, SmartU Electronics Trading L.L.C, State Street Emerging Technologies Center, Synechron, Taishin Financial Holdings, Taiwan FinTech Association, Tecnalia Research & Innovation, Toyota Research Institute, TraderLynk Ltd, Trust Stamp, UNLP, Utocat, Vanbex Group, Wall Street Blockchain Alliance, and Zerocoin Electric Coin Company.