This article gives an overview over some of the most important working groups the IF is part of. You can also find an overview on the Official Homepage.
On Oct 28, 2019 the IF announced Project Alvarium. The goal of the project is to create intrinsic trust across exceedingly diverse systems. It will bring together systems from different industries, to build a common platform that enables trust from the point of data generation, or on chip, up to an operational platform. It comprises multiple components that give intrinsic trust to data within every sector, including operations, database integration, process control, telecom, and supply chain. IOTA adds strong security and trust capabilities and aims to be the connective tissue that binds the whole system together.
Tangle EE Working Group
On Feb 11, 2020 the IF announced the launch of the Tangle EE Working Group. The goal of the working group is to create an open infrastructure that forms the backbone of the digital economy. Using its vendor-neutral open framework organizations can build their own products, services and intellectual property based on IOTA. The working group provides a professional environment to:
- Benefit from the open and vendor-neutral governance framework
- Collaborate on innovative projects that span industries and regions
- Have their say on the future of IOTA’s development
- Obtain a first-mover advantage in their respective fields
- Interact with the Eclipse and IOTA developer communities
Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI)
On May 2, 2018 the IF announced their participation in the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI). The goal of the initiative is to make transportation greener, more efficient, and more affordable, using blockchain and related technologies. Possible projects using IOTA could be related to:
- Vehicle identity, history and data tracking
- Supply chain tracking, transparency, and efficiency
- Autonomous machine and vehicle payments
- Secure mobility ecosystem commerce
- Data markets for autonomous and human driving
- Car sharing and ride hailing
- Usage based mobility pricing for vehicles, insurance, energy, congestion, pollution, infrastructure, etc.
International Association of Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA)
On Apr 3, 2019 the IF announced its participation in the founding of the International Association of Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA). The goal of the association is to promote the use of DLT technology by developing a predictable, transparent, and trust-based global framework. INATBA provides a global forum for DLT developers and users to interact with regulators and policymakers to take DLT and blockchain technology to the next level.
The main goals of the association are:
- Maintain a permanent and constructive dialogue with public authorities and regulators
- Promote an open, transparent and inclusive global model of governance for blockchain and other distributed ledger technology infrastructures and applications
- Support the development and adoption of interoperability guidelines, specifications and global standards
- Develop sector-specific guidelines and specifications for the development and acceleration of trusted sectorial blockchain and DLT applications in specific sectors
Digital Twin Consortium
On May 19, 2020 the Object Management Group announced the founding of the Digital Twin Consortium. Digital twins enable companies to avoid problems before they occur, prevent downtime, improve the customer experience, develop new ways to drive innovation and plan for the future using simulation. Members of the Digital Twin Consortium will collaborate across industries to learn from each other, develop and apply best practices.
The main goals of the Digital Twin Consortium are:
- Accelerate the market for digital twin technology by establishing roadmaps and industry guidelines through an ecosystem of digital twin experts
- Improve interoperability of digital twin technologies by developing best practices for security, privacy, and trustworthiness and influencing requirements for digital twin standards
- Reduce the risk of investment projects and demonstrate the value of digital twin technologies through peer-to-peer use cases and open source code development
Last Updated on 14. February 2021