Who works on blockchain technology in 2018 ? / by Michel Lubac

Alibaba is the world’s leading enterprise for the number of patents published for blockchain technology, with the Digital Currency Research Institute of the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) in third place, according to a report by IPRdaily, a Chinese site dedicated to IP news, and incoPat, an innovation research indexing center. The report (in Chinese) shows Alibaba leaping to pole position for the number of patents publicly published globally in 2017 across all three patent types (invention, design, and utility). Out of the top 100 companies 49 were Chinese, 23 from the US (see below for table of top 100 rankings).