The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance is revealing its newest members.
But the member that perhaps stands out most in this latest batch of companies is the government of the rapidly growing Andhra Pradesh state in India, the first state government outside the US to join the alliance.
The special chief secretary and IT advisor to the state's chief minister, J.A. Chowdary, described in a statement the government's ambition to leverage the membership as a way to turn the region into a financial technology tech hub.
The state of Andhra Pradesh, perhaps best known for its capital, Hyderabad, is only the second government to join the EEA, following the State of Illinois, which joined in May.
Other new members include Antibiotic Research UK, the Technical University of Munich and Ypse IT Solutions. Blockchain startup Bloq is also included on the list, but was previously reported by CoinDesk as having joined the initiative.
Still, today's announcement brings the EEA's total membership to 150 organizations, all of which have joined the consortium since its launch this February.
The EEA describes itself as a standards group designed to help enterprises build their own interoperable technology, mostly using private versions of the ethereum blockchain.
EEA's chairman of the board, Julio Faura, said in a statement:
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