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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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Enterprise Applications Live on Mainnet

365体育官网Here are some of the enterprise applications that have been deployed to the public Ethereum Mainnet:

Payments

  • pays users for their attention to advertisements and users can pay publishers to support them, via the Basic Attention Token.
  • Bot prevention CAPTCHA system which pays web site operators for the work done by users to label data for machine learning. Now deployed by Cloudflare.

Finance

  • bond issuance and settlement
  • bond issuance
  • bond offering and tokenization for FAT Brands
  • banking and ACH payments infrastructure-as-a-service
  • receivables financing via tokenized real-world assets such as invoices, mortgages or streaming royalties

Notarization of Data

  • details of finalized loans are hashed and recorded on Mainnet
  • data integrity can be ensured by periodically writing hashes of indexed data to Mainnet
  • Italy's largest news agency fights fake news and enables readers to verify the origin of news stories by recording them on Mainnet

Supply Chain

  • bill of lading and document transfer provider
  • supply chain automation platform which implements a hybrid of private chains with notarized data on the Ethereum Mainnet, and is in use by companies such as Canadian food, oil & gas distributor Federated Co-op Ltd. and Argentinian pet food provider Vitalcan
  • supply chain tracking
  • public sidechain of ethereum and enterprise system for supply chain visibility and trust, especially for multimodal logistics
  • viscose supply chain traceability

Credentials and Certifications

  • issuing digital marriage certificates on Ethereum
  • digital diplomas issued on Ethereum Mainnet
  • pilot project to verify degrees by a Swiss university
  • all educational certificates recorded on Mainnet by
  • South Korean university issues blockchain-stored diplomas to its new graduates
  • issues blockchain education credentials in Singapore
  • developed an open standard for blockchain credentials
  • online skill training and certifications which can be configured with expiration triggers or dependencies on other skills

Utilities

  • electricity payments

Organizations

365体育官网Some collaborative efforts to make Ethereum enterprise friendly have been put together by different organizations:


  • 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 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:

Enterprise Focused Services

The following projects provide blockchain services for enterprises grade systems:

  • implementation of the Enterprise Ethereum protocol, tooling and APIs that form the STRATO platform
  • protocols and peer-to-peer platform architecture, blockchain R&D company
  • offers the same features and functionalities as HF Besu, plus additional enterprise focused benefits
  • open source blockchain platform that combines the innovation of the public Ethereum community with enhancements to support enterprise needs
  • infrastructure and APIs for Enterprise Web3 applications

Protocol and Infrastructure

  • open-source Ethereum client developed under the Apache 2.0 license and written in Java
  • modular blockchain client with a permissioned smart contract interpreter partially developed to the specification of the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM)
  • scalable API access to the Ethereum and IPFS networks
  • full-stack platform for building and running cross-cloud, hybrid enterprise ecosystems
  • protocol suite that implements p2p protocols and provides client software and infrastructure
  • multi-cloud and multi-protocol Platform as a Service empowering businesses to rapidly build, deploy, and manage decentralized networks and services
  • an open source initiative that combines advances in cryptography, messaging, and blockchain to deliver secure and private business processes at low cost via the public Ethereum Mainnet
  • an Ethereum-based open source enterprise blockchain platform with advanced enterprise grade features enabling privacy, permissioning and performance

Enterprise Features

365体育官网Public and private Ethereum networks might need specific features required by network participants. The following are some of those features:

Permissioning

Privacy

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Security

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

Tooling

  • Ethereum Data Analytics Platform
  • A Data Platform providing real-time analytics, alerting and monitoring with support for private networks.
  • bringing transparency, traceability, and tradability to supply chains, using blockchain technology
  • blockchain development suite (Truffle, Ganache, Drizzle)

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