The Baseline Protocol is the emerging standard for state synchronization across different systems of record. This standard can be applied to traditional corporate systems of record and utilize any kind of database or state machine, including different blockchains or distributed ledger technologies (DLTs). It is particularly beneficial as a way to reduce capital expense and other overheads, while increasing operational integrity and information security when automating and synchronizing business processes across multiple companies.
The Baseline Protocol initiative was announced on March 4, 2020, and launched as an OASIS Open Source Project on March 19, 2020, supported by fourteen founding companies. More companies joined the effort shortly thereafter and continue to do so. In 2021, the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance and OASIS collaborated to establish the Baseline Protocol as an EEA Community Project. There are many notable, industry leading, companies sponsoring the Baseline Protocol, see the list of sponsors and learn how to become a sponsor and benefits here.
The Baseline Protocol Standard contains three specifications - CORE, API, and CCSM. All three specifications come together to provide the requirements of a standard compliant Baseline Protocol Implementation (BPI).
The first complete reference implementation, BRI-1 has been developed by individuals and community leaders including Provide, EY, Nethermind, ConsenSys Mesh, and others.
Today there are demos, prototypes, and production systems being developed in more places than can be tracked, and some have been submitted as public domain contributions to the community.
The Baseline Protocol standard does not stipulate the use of any particular state machine as the common frame of reference, where baseline proofs are deposited and managed in a baselined workgroup. However, Baseledger is the first public Layer-2 implementation of this service, details can be found here.