Chinese Tech Giants Take Top Three Spots for Blockchain Patent Applications in 2019


Three of China’s leading tech and fintech firms have taken the top three spots on the list of the world’s biggest blockchain technology patent applicants in 2019.

China’s IPR Daily and incoPat Innovation Index Research Centre (incoPat创新指数研究中心) jointly released the “2019 Global Blockchain Invention Patent Ranking” (2019年全球区块链发明专利排行榜) on 24 April.

According to the ranking the world’s three biggest blockchain patent applicants in 2019 were Alibaba (Alipay), Tencent and Ping An Group.

Alibaba has retained top position for the third year in a row, filing a total of 1505 patent applications in 2019 alone.

Chinese companies also accounted for seven out of the top ten companies on the 2019 list.

Top 20 Global Blockchain Patent Applicants in 2019

No. CompanyCountry/Region2019 Public Blockchain Patent ApplicationsGlobal Blockchain Patent Applications
1Alibaba (Alipay)China15052344
3Ping An China561765
4nChainAntigua and Barbuda402875
6ReeChain (瑞策科技)China279396
8BizmodelineSouth Korea236241
9Launch Tech (元征科技)China209326
10Fuzamei (复杂美)China205343
11Wangxin Technology (网新科技)China170251
12Baidu China 154236
14China UnicomChina137281
16Zhong’an TechChina127186
17SiemensGermany 115204
18Hyperchain (趣链科技) China96154
19Quan Liantong (全联通)China90124
20JD DataChina89212

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  1. […] Tre av Kinas ledande teknik- och fintechföretag har tagit de tre bästa platserna på listan över världens största patentansökare för blockchainteknologi under 2019. Kinas IPR Daily och incoPat Innovation Index Research Center släppte gemensamt “2019 Global Blockchain Invention Patent Ranking”. Enligt rankningen var världens tre största ansökare om blockchainpatent under 2019 Alibaba (Alipay), Tencent och Ping An Group. Alibaba har behållit toppositionen för tredje året i rad och lämnar in totalt 1505 patentansökningar. Läs hela chinabankingnews. […]

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