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Enterprise Ethereum Alliance launches blockchain testing environment for members

Thu, 16 Jan 2020, 07:34 am UTC

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) has partnered with blockchain testing and development company Whiteblock to provide a testing environment for its members.

Under the partnership, the EEA will leverage the Whiteblock Genesis, an end-to-end testing and development platform for blockchain and enterprise DLT developers, to orchestrate, manage, and deploy its official test network, the EEA TestNet.

By leveraging the EEA TestNet, the EEA’s members would be able to collaborate on creating and testing the next generation of Ethereum business applications. Pre-deployment testing will help developers to avoid network failures and anticipate performance under suboptimal conditions.

“The EEA TestNet will enable members to collaborate and understand how Ethereum systems perform at scale in a deterministic and controlled manner," said Zak Cole, Whiteblock CEO and EEA Testing and Certification Working Group Chair.

The “testing sandbox” will enable businesses to gain insights and explore the best ways to deliver value to customers, without incurring operational costs of a live environment.

EEA Executive Director Ron Resnick said that the launch of the testnet is a major milestone on their path to enable enterprises to deliver a superior customer experience and create new and innovative solutions.

“The EEA’s business-focused approach enables the broader Ethereum business community to collaborate, innovate, and contribute to the evolution of world-class Ethereum solutions. The EEA’s TestNet brings us one step closer to creating an ecosystem that offers application availability from multiple vendors of choice,” Resnick said.

According to a press release, the EEA TestNet offers a constantly running test network using the Genesis platform, enabling members to define their own scenarios, introduce their own nodes, and deploy decentralized applications (Dapps). It will also provide Metamask support and full data and analytics capabilities.

The EEA said that this early testing will prepare businesses to benefit from its Certification Program, slated to launch later this year. The program, to be built and launched by the EEA Testing and Certification Working Group, will ensure solutions conform and interoperate with EEA standards, thus building customer confidence and trust that customers get the results they expect.

The EEA Testing and Certification Working Group members currently include Aion Foundation, AZHOS, BlockApps, Chainstack, ConsenSys, Crowdz, Fnality International, Intel, J.P. Morgan’s Quorum, Microsoft, PegaSys, Standard Chartered Bank, Wanchain, Web3 Labs, and Wizkey, among others.

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