Technical Standards

wdt_ID Entity Link Entity Geography of Origin Purpose & Blockchain Focus Proposed Outcome 1* Proposed Outcome 2* Proposed Outcome 3* Topic ** Industry Focus
203 Association for Digital Asset Markets (ADAM)||Association for Digital Asset Markets (ADAM) United States The Association for Digital Asset Markets (ADAM) is a private, non-profit, membership-based association of firms operating in the digital asset markets. ADAM considers itself a “self-governing association.” It has released a code of conduct intended to inform market participants on best practices and to complement, not replace, existing regulation, part of a long-term effort to define and promote ethical conduct by all digital asset market participants. Conduct/Governance Compliance and risk management; market ethics; conflicts of interest; transparency and fairness; market integrity; custody; information security and business continuity; anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism Digital asset markets
204 Baseline Protocol||Baseline Protocol Global The Baseline Protocol is an open-source initiative that combines advances in cryptography, messaging, and blockchain to execute secure and private business processes at low cost via the public Ethereum Mainnet. The protocol will enable confidential and complex collaboration between enterprises without leaving any sensitive data on-chain. Conduct/Governance Technical Data; Tokens; Security; Zero Knowledge Proofs (Cryptography) Open source protocols
205 Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA)||Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA) USA The Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA) Standards Council is seeking to develop and embrace a common framework and standards from which transport, logistics, and supply-chain participants can build blockchain applications. It is a collaborative effort among representatives of the commerce ecosystem (carriers, suppliers, shippers, customers and other stakeholders) to develop the pro-competitive, open source, and royalty-free standards for blockchain/web3 implementations that will maximize the efficiency of the global supply chain for the benefit of all. Conduct/Governance Interoperability; blockchain and web3 requirements; global supply chains Transport and commerce ecosystem
206 Blockchain Industrial Alliance (BIA)||Blockchain Industrial Alliance (BIA) Estonia The Blockchain Industrial Alliance (BIA) seeks to promote cross-blockchain transactions and interconnectivity. The goal of this alliance is to create a globally accepted standard for connecting blockchains and to bring innovations together. Conduct/Governance Interoperability, Smart Chains, Blockchain Platforms Blockchain technology
207 Blockchain Industry Group (BIG)||Blockchain Industry Group (BIG) United States The Blockchain Industry Group (BIG) is dedicated to the advancement and adoption of blockchain technologies through the development and promotion of blockchain standards, education, certifications and collaboration. Conduct/Governance Technical DLT requirements; Governance; Education Blockchain technology
208 British Blockchain Association (BBA)||British Blockchain Association (BBA) UK The British Blockchain Association (BBA) is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the adoption of Evidence-Based Blockchain and other Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) across public and private sectors. The BBA is home to the UK’s National Blockchain Roadmap VISION 2030, UK’s DLT Excellence Standards Framework, Centre for Evidence Based Blockchain (CEBB), The Journal of the British Blockchain Association (JBBA), Blockchain Associations Forum (BAF), Student Forum (BBA SF) and the Industry Advisory Think-Tank. Conduct/Governance Blockchian applications UK blockchian ecosystem
209 British Standards Institution (BSI)||British Standards Institution (BSI) UK The British Standards Institution (BSI) is the national standards body of the United Kingdom. It aims to share knowledge, innovation, and methodologies to help people and organizations make excellence a habit. BSI provides support to clients on blockchian project requirements to assist in leveraging the benefits of this technology. Regulatory DLT Requirements All industries
210 Chamber of Digital Commerce||Chamber of Digital Commerce United States The Chamber of Digital Commerce is set up to promote the acceptance of blockchain and digital assets, with particular focus on financial inclusion, economic freedom, and prosperity. It has released the National Action Plan for Blockchain, proposing aspects for a U.S. approach blockchain technology with clearly articulated support to encourage private sector development and innovation required of emerging industries. Conduct/Governance Accounting; tax; digital tokens; mining; anti-money laundering; National Action Plan (US) Blockchain and digital assets
211 China Communications Standards Association (CCSA)||China Communications Standards Association (CCSA) China The China Communications Standards Association (CCSA), founded by the Chinese Ministry of Information Industry, is a Chinese professional standards organization responsible for developing communications technology standards. For blockchain, the most notable developments include: 1. Blockchain Innovation and Intellectual Property Development White Paper, which includes 33 blockchain standards. 2. Financial Distributed Ledger Technology Application Guideline, which is the first financial blockchain international standard project led by China. It was approved in 2020. China wants to apply this standard as a framework to contribute to the planning and layout of the financial blockchain international standards system, as well as create sub-standards such as reference frames, risk control, security and privacy protection, and financial blockchain business specifications in various fields. Technical Regulatory Communication Technology Telecommunications
212 China Electronics Standardization Institute (CESI)||China Electronics Standardization Institute (CESI) China The China Electronics Standardization Institute (CESI), which operates under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, works with standardization, conformity assessment and measurement activities in the field of electronics and information technologies. In the past couple of years, CESI has released a vision to introduce three blockchain standards on smart contracts, privacy and deposits in a bid to better guide the development of the blockchain industry in the country. CESI released a White Paper on the Integration and Development of Blockchain and Industrial Internet on October 19, 2021. According to the "Made in China 2025" national strategic plan and the current development of industrial blockchain in China, the White Paper aims to accelerate the adoption of industrial blockchain applications by making a standard system for industrial blockchain in China. Regulatory Tokens; Security; smart contracts; privacy; deposits Electronics and information technology
213 China Food Association - Standardization Technical Committee ||China Food Association - Standardization Technical Committee China The Standardization Technical Committee is responsible for verifying all drafted standards and making development strategies for the China Food Association. It updated management requirements for blockcain applications for food traceability (under released). Conduct/Governance Regulatory Food traceability Food
214 COALA||COALA Global COALA is a unique, collaborative, global and multidisciplinary community that brings together individual experts in the decentralized ecosystem to explore the implications and deployment of blockchain technologies at the nexus of our evolving social and economic order in the 21st century. Working groups are composed of leading academics, lawyers, economists, protocol architects, technologists, and entrepreneurs. Experts in the COALA community cross-pollinate and collaboratively work on the deployment of blockchain-based legal and technical frameworks, standards and applications alongside governance policies that enable innovation and evolution of systems and networks for social good. Technical Regulatory Blockchain-based legal and technical frameworks, standards, and applications; Legality; decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs); governance; identity & privacy; intellectual property; regulation technoloy; ethics; smart contracts; crypto-equity Blockchain technology
215 DFM Data Corp. (DFMDC)||DFM Data Corp. (DFMDC) United States Dynamic Freight Management (DFM) Data Corp. (DFMDC) is a clearinghouse for the freight ecosystem. DFMDC’s technology platform harmoniously synchronizes ISO-standardized data through a proprietary information exchange with ISO 8000-119. DFMDC deploys a semantic data layer that allows hundreds of siloed technologies to communicate milestone freight status updates with one another. Conduct/Governance Technical Data; freight status updates; transport unit identifiers Freight ecosystem
216 Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA)||Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA) Netherlands The Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA) was created to develop vendor-neutral and technology-agnostic standards that facilitate the interoperability of information technology solutions across the container shipping industry and foster non-competitive business practices. It has developed standards for electronic bills of lading using blockchain. Conduct/Governance Technical Cross-technology interoperability; information technology; non-competitive business practices Container shipping industry
217 Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA)||Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) USA The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) builds, promotes and broadly supports Ethereum-based technology methodologies, standards and a reference architecture. The objective is to put Ethereum to work for today's business. Conduct/Governance Technical Interoperability; security; cross chain, NIST-compatible Ethereum; enterprise applications Enterprise ethereum ecosystem
218 European Blockchain Association (EBA)||European Blockchain Association (EBA) Germany The European Blockchain Association (EBA) serves as a neutral body to aggregate and coordinate blockchain activities throughout Europe and to provide Non-European parties with a direct API into the European blockchain ecosystem. The objective is to empower the European blockchain ecosystem by supporting blockchain-related activities of European corporations, startups, venture capitalists, and scientific institutes. Conduct/Governance Technical Blockchain applications European blockchain ecosystem
219 European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC)||European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) Belgium The European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) prepares voluntary standards in the electrotechnical field, which help facilitate trade between countries, create new markets, cut compliance costs and support the development of a Single European Market. Regulatory Trade; single European market; Electromagnetic compatibility; accumulators; primary cells and primary batteries; insulated wire and cable; Electrical equipment and apparatus; Electronic, electromechanical and electrotechnical supplies; Electric motors and transformers; Lighting equipment and electric lamps; Low Voltage electrical installations material; Electric vehicles railways; smart grid; smart metering; solar (photovoltaic) electricity systems Electrotechical field in Europe
220 European Committee for Standardization (CEN)||European Committee for Standardization (CEN) Belgium The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) provides a platform for the development of European standards and other technical documents in relation to various products, materials, services and processes. Regulatory Defense & Security, Quantum Technologies, Artificial Intelligence, Smart Grids, Environment and Sustainability, Cybersecurity, Digital Society, Technical field in Europe
221 European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)||European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) France The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) provides the opportunities, resources and platforms to understand, shape, drive and collaborate on globally applicable standards that can promote interoperability, security, and competitive advantage. It has formed an industry specification group on blockchain in 2018, Permissioned Digital Ledger, which has published reports on topics including smart contract specifications and requirements, data management, and interoperability. Conduct/Governance Technical Permissioned distributed ledgers; smart contracts; data; interoperability Telecommunications; ICT systems across all sectors of industry and society
222 GBBC Digital Finance (GDF)||GBBC Digital Finance (GDF) Switzerland GBBC Digital Finance (GDF) is an industry membership body that promotes the adoption of best practices for cryptoassets and digital finance technologies, through the development of conduct standards, in a shared engagement forum with market participants, policymakers and regulators. GDF merged with the Gloal Blockchain Business Council (GBBC) in 2022. Conduct/Governance Regulatory DLT requirements; taxonomy; custody; Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG); stablecoins; market integrity; tokens and token issuance; funds; regulation; sanctions; know-your-customer (KYC)/anti-money laundering/countering terrorism financing (KYC/AML/CTF); tax treatment; decentralized finance (DeFi); private markets; digital currency; security tokens; trading platforms; interVASP (virtual asset trading platform) messaging standards; registration; rating websites; global financial institutions Finance & digital assets
223 Global Digital Asset & Cryptocurrency Association (DCA)||Global Digital Asset & Cryptocurrency Association (DCA) United States The Global Digital Asset & Cryptocurrency Association (DCA) is a global self-regulatory association for the digital asset & cryptocurrency industry. It was established to guide the evolution of digital assets, cryptocurrencies, and the underlying blockchain technology within a regulatory framework designed to build public trust, foster market integrity and maximize economic opportunity for all participants. Conduct/Governance Technical Regulatory Digital assets; cryptocurrencies; blockchain Digital asset and cryptocurrency industry
224 Global Standards for Business Communication (GS1)||Global Standards for Business Communication (GS1) Belgium GS1 develops global standards for business communication, allowing entities to identify, capture, and share information smoothly through a common language. Best known for the barcode, GS1 aims with its standards to improve the efficiency, safety and visibility of supply chains across physical and digital channels. Blockchain technology is covered in certain standards, with the objective to improve interoperability and data quality. GS1 reporting recommends the use of existing data standards for enterprise blockchain implementations. Conduct/Governance Technical Data; traceability; supply chains; enterprise blockchain Identification and structured data for business communication
225 Government Blockchain Association (GBA)||Government Blockchain Association (GBA) United States The Government Blockchain Association (GBA) brings together people and organizations with blockchain-based solutions to problems that are traditionally addressed by government entities. It provides educational and networking opportunities focused on blockchain adoption, as well as resources for development and deployment. It facilitates collaborative workflows between technologists, public policymakers, and application specialists. Conduct/Governance Blockchain adoption; education; smart cities; governance/legal/reg/compliance; digital economy; sciences/healthcare/tech Blockchain ecosystem
226 Hyperledger Foundation||Hyperledger Foundation USA Hyperledger, hosted by the Linux Foundation, is an open-source community focused on developing a suite of stable frameworks, tools and libraries for enterprise grade blockchain deployments. It serves as a neutral home for various distributed ledger frameworks including Hyperledger Besu, Burrow, Fabric, Sawtooth, Iroha, and Indy, as well as tools such as Hyperledger Caliper and libraries such as Hyperledger Ursa. The objective is to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. Conduct/Governance Technical Interoperability; tokens; enterprise grade blockchain deployments Enterprise frameworks and tools for blockchain
227 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) USA The purpose of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is a professional association for electronic and electrical engineering. IEEE promotes the development and application of electrotechnology and allied sciences for the benefit of humanity, the advancement of the profession and the well-being of its members. The IEEE Blockchain Initiative is designed as a hub for all blockchain activities within IEEE, which include conferences, educational materials and publications, and standards. Conduct/Governance Technical Internet of things (IoT); cryptocurrency exchange and payment; tokens; energy; digital assets - Blockchain in Healthcare (IEEE P2418.6) - Agriculture (IEEE P2418.3) - Blockchain Governance (IEEE P2145 & IEEE P3212) - Smart Legal Contracts (IEEE P2963) Electrotechnology and allied sciences; electronic and electrical engineering

*Proposed outcome as defined by the user group of a standards body, which in this case refers to persons using blockchain for fiduciary or enterprise purposes

** Topic as relevant to blockchain activity