The EEA is an industry-supported, not-for-profit established to build, promote, and broadly support Ethereum-based technology best practices, open standards, and open- source reference architectures. The EEA is helping to evolve Ethereum into an enterprise-grade technology, providing research and development in a range of areas, including privacy, confidentiality, scalability, and security. The EEA is also investigating hybrid architectures that span both permissioned and public Ethereum networks as well as industry-specific application layer working groups.
The CVA, an independent, government-supported association, is a major player in growing blockchain businesses in Switzerland, with connections all around the world and a mission to shape an open, free, and prosperous economy spanning multiple sectors. Based in Zug, Switzerland, the government-backed Blockchain consortium is led by former UBS Group CIO Oliver Bussman, includes such prestigious members as PwC and KPMG Switzerland, as well as a plethora of disruptive fintech startups including ConsenSys.