Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Collaborates With Whiteblock To Provide a Testing Environment
The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance is associating with Whiteblock to provide a testing environment for the EEA global membership base (of which Whiteblock is a member). Whiteblock Genesis is the world’s first end-to-end testing and development platform for blockchain and enterprise DLT developers.
The Genesis SaaS platform provisions virtual networks of nodes that allow users to develop in a controlled atmosphere that replicates a production network or test and research under a variety of real-world scenarios. With Whiteblock as the EEA’s Official TestNet Provider, the EEA community will be capable of trying out opportunities within a controlled environment, and without full-scale implementation.
“The launch of the EEA TestNet is a major milestone on our journey to enable enterprises to deliver a superior customer experience and create new and innovative solutions,” said EEA Executive Director Ron Resnick.
“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.”
Many blockchain companies make claims on scalability and transactions per second (tps) without individually checking these metrics. Whiteblock Genesis will present the EEA with an autonomous, objective method of verifying performance claims through the Genesis testing and development platform.
Adequate pre-deployment testing encourages development teams to avoid network failures and forecast performance under suboptimal circumstances when failure to perform could significantly reduce credibility and market confidence.
Created for collaboration, the EEA TestNet gives an always running test network utilizing the Genesis platform. Members will be capable of introducing their nodes, defining their scenarios, and deploying dApps.
The EEA TestNet will provide Metamask support and full data and analytics capabilities.
“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.
“Whiteblock’s established testing methodology and tooling has been proven to test complex networks at scale accurately. We are pleased to be working alongside the EEA Testing and Certification Working Group members on this important EEA milestone.”
Through this partnership, the EEA will utilize the Whiteblock Genesis testing platform to manage, orchestrate, and use the official test network of the EEA, the EEA TestNet. In the EEA collaboration, Genesis gives enterprises the ability to test out several end-to-end blockchain testing and development situations. By leveraging the EEA TestNet, the EEA community can collude around creating and testing new Ethereum-based business applications.
The EEA TestNet is free and accessible to EEA members who can participate now by joining the EEA Testing and Certification Working Group.
The intention behind creating a testing sandbox is that enterprises gain insights and experiment on ways to deliver value to customers within the global blockchain marketplace, avoid having to incur the operational costs of establishing their live environments, open up the possibilities for investigating inter-enterprise collaborations.
Also, early testing will prepare to participate in enterprises to take advantage of the EEA’s Certification Program. The EEA plans to launch its Certification Program later in 2020 as a means to ensure solutions conform and interoperate with EEA standards.
Through the TestNet, the EEA’s Testing and Certification Working Group will build and launch its EEA Certification Program. The objective is that solutions conform and interoperate with EEA standards.
The EEA Testing and Certification Working Group members currently include AZHOS, BlockApps, Aion Foundation, Chainstack, ConsenSys, Fnality International, Crowdz, Intel, J.P. Morgan’s Quorum, PegaSys, Microsoft, Wanchain, Standard Chartered Bank, Web3 Labs, and Wizkey.
“We’re very pleased to see the EEA launch its TestNet,” stated Brian Behlendorf, executive director, Hyperledger, an EEA Associate Member.
“This will help accelerate the tie-in between EEA technical specifications and Hyperledger projects that were built to adhere to those specifications. For example, Hyperledger Besu, which works with both public and private Ethereum networks, is the first Ethereum client project available through Hyperledger that conforms to the EEA’s Client Specification. Making Besu available on the EEA TestNet provides EEA members the opportunity to test their own applications with what we hope will eventually become EEA-certified, Hyperledger-hardened code.”