Top blockchain companies by patent

We talk about blockchain with many of our potential clients and investors. And the same question keeps coming up: who are the top blockchain companies? The answer to this question can vary a lot. How do you define the top companies? Is it market share? Or team size? Or investor interest? Or potential? Or technology contribution? Are we talking globally? Or by country? Or, maybe, by industry?

Crypto Valley : 50 top blockchain companies

We decided to collect a few top blockchain companies lists in this blog post, so that we could use it as a reference when we answer the question.

50 largest public companies exploring blockchain

Forbes published 50 largest public companies exploring blockchain last year. Not surprisingly, these are not blockchain-only companies. So for each of those the article provides a brief description of what they are doing with blockchain.

  1. Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
  2. China Construction Bank Corporation
  3. JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  4. Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
  5. Agricultural Bank of China
  6. Bank of America
  7. Wells Fargo & Company
  8. Apple Inc.
  9. Bank of China Ltd.
  10. Ping An Insurance Company
  11. Royal Dutch Shell Plc.
  12. Toyota Motor Corp.
  13. Samsung Electronics Co.
  14. BNP Paribas SA
  15. Microsoft Corporation
  16. Allianz SE
  17. Alphabet Inc.
  18. Walmart
  19. Daimler AG
  20. Banco Santander
  21. AXA Group
  22. Comcast Corporation
  23. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group
  24. Anheuser-Busch InBev
  25. Royal Bank of Canada
  26. Pfizer
  27. Sberbank Russia
  28. Nestle
  29. Intel Corporation
  30. Morgan Stanley
  31. Siemens AG
  32. Amazon.com Inc.
  33. ING Group
  34. Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
  35. Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A.
  36. Prudential
  37. Ford Motor Company
  38. IBM
  39. Walt Disney Company
  40. Prudential Financial
  41. Facebook, Inc.
  42. MetLife, Inc.
  43. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.
  44. AIA Group
  45. Tencent Holdings Ltd
  46. Oracle Corporation
  47. BHP Billiton Limited
  48. Mizuho Financial Group
  49. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.
  50. American Express Company

Top blockchain companies by investor interest

Investing News Network picked the following companies as the top of the stock investor interest list.

  1. Atlas Blockchain Group
  2. BLOCKstrain Technology
  3. Cobalt Blockchain
  4. DMG Blockchain Solutions
  5. DigitalX
  6. Global Gaming Technologies
  7. HIVE Blockchain
  8. Interbit
  9. Kontrol Energy
  10. Marathon Patent Group
  11. Northern Bitcoin
  12. Overstock.com
  13. RESAAS Services

Additionally, EU Startups lists the following 10 most promising blockchain startups in Europe.

  • Bitcliq
  • Legal Nodes
  • Neufund
  • Authenteq
  • Lendonomy
  • Ambrosus
  • CargoX
  • Colendi
  • ODEM
  • Fieldcoin

Other resources

Here are a few other resources that provide lists, analytics and coverage of blockchain technology and companies.

Top blockchain startups by industry

Ignite published the list of 50+ leading blockchain startups to watch for 2019, grouped by industry.

  • Healthcare
    • BurstIQ, Inc.
    • Shivom
    • Bodyo
  • Insurance
    • Nexus Mutual
    • Fidential
    • B3i
  • Real Estate
    • SafeChain
    • Propy
    • BrikBit
  • Supply Chain
    • BlockVerify
    • Omnichain
    • CircularTree
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
    • Filament
    • Xage
    • TWO IoT
  • Logistics
    • CargoX
    • ShipChain
    • PAKET
  • Banking
    • Bitt
    • Stellar
    • BABB
  • Finance
    • Debitum Network
    • Omisego
    • TradeIX
  • FinTech
    • Rate3
    • CULedger
    • Equi Capital
  • Identity
    • Nuggets
    • Civic
    • Authenteq
  • Energy
    • LO3 Energy
    • Greeneum
    • ImpactPPA
  • Retail
    • Lolli
    • Beam
    • Shopin
  • Smart Contracts
    • SMRT
    • Zilliqa
    • Treon
  • Ethereum
    • Bancor
    • Consensys
    • Augur
  • Legal
    • Legaler
    • Openlaw.io
    • Integra Ledger
  • Music
    • Choon
    • Audius
    • Tracer
  • Food
    • Ripe.io
    • FoodCoin
    • SynchroLife

Top blockchain companies by patents count

According to the PatentVue these are the companies with the most blockchain patents.

  1. Bank of America
  2. IBM
  3. Mastercard
  4. Fidelity
  5. Coinbase
  6. World Award Foundation
  7. World Award Academy
  8. AMobilePay Inc.
  9. TD Bank
  10. 402 Technologies S.A.
  11. Accenture
  12. Dell

More information on the blockchain patent landscape is available here and here.

Top blockchain-related stocks

Here’s another Forbes list of the top 5 blockchain-related stocks (for 2019), complete with the analysis of the blockchain strategy for each.

  1. IBM
  2. Alibaba Group
  3. Fujitsu
  4. Mastercard
  5. ING Groep

Did we miss anything?

Do you know of any other lists or categorizations that we missed? Please do let us know and we’ll update this collection.