Alibaba surpassed IBM by the number of blockchain.
We can say that China neglects the cryptocurrency, but certainly not the technology that gave them life. Alibaba topped the rating of the companies that generated the largest number of blockchain-patents, iPR drafted Daily.
The second place turned out symbolic — Alibaba counted 90 patents from IBM — just one less. However, Alibaba is a representative of the sphere of Internet Commerce, but do not develop software as its closest pursuer.
The first five are generally composed exclusively of American and Chinese companies. Third and fourth place went to Mastercard (80 patents) and Bank of America (53), and closes the top-5 people’s Bank of China with 44 bids.
However, still China managed to take the number of organizations involved in research. According to the world intellectual property organization (WIPO), in 2017 the Chinese company and organization 225 patented technology, using blockchain, and us — 91. Third place by a wide margin was Australia, with 13 applications.
In the process of ranking takes into account data as of 10 August from the registers of China, EU, USA, Japan and South Korea, and WIPO data.
Interestingly, according to a recent study by PricewaterhouseCoopers representatives of big business are now considered a leader in the development of the blockchain and new technologies at the United States. This view is held by 29% of the 600 interviewed top managers, the China give the palm to 18%.
However, 30% of respondents believe that in the foreseeable future, i.e. 2021-2023 years, China will bypass the United States. In the ability of Americans to keep a technological advantage believe 18% of respondents.