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Which consortia are included?

The blockchain consortia list that we maintain contains the following type of consortia:
– Large consortia of enterprises and blockchain technology vendors that come together for exploring possibilities of enterprise adoption of this technology across industries and use cases. Examples: Hyperledger, EEA, etc.
– Industry-focused consortia of enterprises that come together to target specific use cases using this technology. Example: B3i
– Industry-focused consortia of enterprises and technology vendors that come together with an objective of developing standards for blockchain adoption. Example: BiTA
– Existing industry consortia, that have created special projects/ working groups to explore the adoption of blockchain technology. Example: Cable Industry Technology Consortium
– Niche consortia created by technology vendors by inviting industry participants to test blockchain technology for specific use cases. Example: SBI Ripple Japanese Bank Consortium
– Region-focused consortia that have technology vendors, enterprises, governments, regulators and other market participants coming together to promote adoption of this technology in a particular region. Example: Dutch Blockchain Coalition

How do we collect and standardize information?

The information has been compiled entirely from public sources including:
– Consortium websites
– News releases made by key consortium members
– News reports and articles in other digital media sources
– Presentations, reports, and whitepapers that have been released by the consortia
– Interviews of key consortia executives
– Other sources

We have tried to standardize the information to the extent possible by creating an information capturing framework. However, due to the lack of uniform reporting of information, comparable information on all fields for all consortia might not be available.

Also, the information reported by different consortia with regards to fields such as focus use cases is highly subjective. We have used our judgment to standardize the information into categories so that it can be analyzed.

What is the classification criteria for Consortium size?

– Micro: 1-5 members
– Small: 6-10 members
– Medium: 11-30 members
– Large: 30+ members

What is the classification criteria for Consortium maturity?

– Nascent: If the consortium has been recently formed and no pilot or proof-of-concept project has been initiated.
– Focused: If the consortium has clearly identified use cases and is conducting pilot/ proof of concept tests.
– Advanced: If the consortium has successfully completed the pilot/ proof of concepts and has launched a commercial project.
– Dormant: If the consortium has not provided any update for a period of more than two years.

Are all consortium members included in the Major Members field?

The number of members in a consortia keeps changing from time to time as new members are added. Sometimes, some members also leave the consortium. 

In the major members’ field we include consortium members including enterprise members, government agencies/regulators, NGOs, industry associations and technology vendors.

However, this field does not necessarily list all members of the consortium.

How do we identify announced date for a consortium?

In cases where the exact formation date of the consortium could not be established, we have taken the announced date as the date on which the first news about the consortium was reported.

In rare cases where the date was not specified, we have taken the date as the 1st Day of the month in which the first information was reported.

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