Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA), a body that unites companies with the goal to develop blockchain applications on Ethereum, has established an office in Japan in a bid to broaden its services across Asia, the Alliance announced on Thursday.
EEA hired Kazuaki Ishiguro, a blockchain engineer at the Japanese crypto company Couger Inc, as the chief of the new location. The office is based in Tokyo as the Japanese cryptocurrency and blockchain markets have rapidly grown in recent months.
“We’re announcing the opening of our first regional office with the appointment of Kazuaki Ishiguro as the regional head,” EEA executive director Ron Resnick said. “He is a blockchain expert and the right leader to help grow our blockchain initiatives in Japan...”
Ishiguro will be responsible for the EEA’s Enterprise Ethereum Client Specification and for the Japanese translation of EEA policies and projects on the Alliance website. The Japanese chief is also in charge of partner initiatives like the Tokyo July 20-22 Ethereum Hackathon, where a variety of teams will compete to develop the best Ethereum-based blockchain tourism services prototype.
Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) was launched last year with the aim to connect enterprises, startups, academics, and technology vendors with Ethereum subject matters. Currently, it has 500 members, including AMD, ING, Intel, JPMorgan, National Bank of Canada, UBS, BBVA, Accenture, Dash, Deloitte, and Cisco. The alliance has created about 20 working groups that determine market requirements and write the EEA specification.
EEA issues standards for the development of large-scale blockchain implementations, called Enterprise Ethereum Client Specification. In April, EEA released Enterprise Ethereum Architecture Stack (EEAS), which presents the infrastructure tools and framework to be applied by corporations when adopting the next-gen Enterprise Ethereum apps. EEA also wants to set the building blocks required to run Web 3.0 applications.