Ethereum Foundation Director's New Role to Help Business Use Public Blockchain

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance has appointed the executive director of the Ethereum Foundation to help drive its new "Mainnet Initiative."

AccessTimeIconAug 6, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 1:51 p.m. UTC

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) has appointed Aya Miyaguchi, executive director of the Ethereum Foundation, to its board as the EEA unveils its new "Mainnet Initiative."

Miyaguchi, who looks after governance on the side of the public ethereum blockchain, will join EEA as a board member and bolster the interoperability and standards building work being done by EEA executive director Ron Resnick.


“This is an exciting time,” said Ethereum Foundation executive director and EEA director Aya Miyaguchi in a statement.

“As blockchain adoption accelerates, it’s important that the Ethereum Foundation work to connect businesses with the latest research and development coming from our worldwide community, and that we convey our challenges and experiences while better understanding those impacting industries.”

The EEA’s new Mainnet Initiative is a technical working group that will bring public and enterprise efforts closer together. It will define the best ways the public network components can match the commercial market requirements needed to allow the world to connect to ethereum.

Joseph Lubin, EEA board member, co-founder of Ethereum, and founder of ConsenSys, said in a statement:

“In the past year, we have seen the great acceleration of interest in and adoption of Ethereum technology by the enterprise. Notably, there have been tangible and committed efforts to use ethereum mainnet by the enterprise and to build infrastructure for mainnet that will also serve many business use cases for the long term. Major organizations from the big four and big tech to pharma, major financial service companies, central banks, and large energy companies are all turning significant attention to ethereum.”

More detail on the EEA Mainnet Initiative will be revealed at the forthcoming Devcon5, October 8-11, 2019, in Osaka, Japan.

*This story has been updated to reflect the fact Aya Miyaguchi's appointment to the EEA board is not specifically to drive the mainnet initiative.

Aya Miyaguchi image courtesy of ConsenSys


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