The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, also known as “EEA”, has grown strongly and in just some time with the addition of some big famous brands like Mastercard, Microsoft or Intel. If you remember, iEx.ec joined the largest open-source blockchain alliance the 17th July and now this alliance counts around over 150 members.
Brian D.Evans has said :
“A lot of people are curious how MasterCard might consider utilizing Ethereum. Could there be an Ethereum based Mastercard? TenX is famous for solving the biggest problem in the cryptocurrency space, which is making cryptocurrency spendable in the real world. Even if MasterCard just officially endorsed TenX, that would be a huge win for the EEA and the community in general.
Subsequently the prices of ETH (Ethereum) shot up to the $245 range yesterday as the announcement was made, from a relative low a few days before at $130.
It’s obvious that more of the largest corporations and biggest names are getting behind Ethereum. It’s something that has never happened before for any cryptocurrency or blockchain company, and the EEA is now the biggest alliance of this type in the space. This is mostly due to the technological advantage that Ethereum has as one of the most widely used blockchain based technology platforms, the rise of ICOs (initial coin offerings) and the widespread adoption of the Ethereum platform in general.
A lot of people are speculating that Ethereum could one day be worth more than Bitcoin. It has come close a few weeks ago when ETH’s overall value (referred to as Market Cap) was roughly 80% of Bitcoin. Bitcoin itself is going through some changes with either a hard fork or a soft fork of it’s blockchain. As of the time of writing, it appears that miners are signalling for BIP91 which is a form of a soft fork (and generally considered a positive resolution.)”