Ethereum standards are generally discussed and agreed upon in this Github repo.
Right now, IC standards are debated in this forum, but there really isn’t a formal process to “approve” a standard like EIP in Ethereum.
For example, the current situation with token standards is pretty fragmented. There are at least 5 competing fungible token standards I know of in development:
- Deland Labs
- Departure Labs
They are all developing their own standard AFAIK. (Not to mention NFT standards.) There’s also ORIGYN’s token that recently launched… I have no idea what standard they used.
I kinda worry that without DFINITY’s input and guidance, this state of fragmentation will only get worse. It’s been nearly 6 months since the mainnet launched, and there still isn’t a generally agreed upon token standard. Maybe this actually isn’t a problem, and diversity is good? Or maybe we need a more formal process to debate and vote on a standard, e.g. a NNS proposal?
I’m hoping SNS will alleviate some of this… but if they just repackage the NNS ledger canister, then I don’t think that interface will be sufficient.