Ant Group and Tencent Top Chinese Blockchain Patents List for 2021


Tech giants Ant Group and Tencent have topped a new list of the biggest holders of authorised patents for blockchain technology in China.

The “2021 China High Correlation Biockchain Authorised Invention Patent Ranking (Top 100)” (2021年中国高相关度区块链授权发明专利排行(TOP100)) released by IPRdaily and incoPat on 27 September points to surging growth in China’s blockchain patent volume since 2019.

As of 31 August 2021 China was host to a total of 4068 effective patent authorisations, while in 2020 alone China’s blockchain patent authorisations exceeded those for 2019 more than five-fold.

The Ranking puts Ant Group, Tencent and as China’s top holders of effective blockchain patents.

China’s Top 10 Holders of Authorised Blockchain Patents

No. EnterpriseNumber of effective blockchain patent applications as of 31 August 2021
1Ant Group 631
2Tencent 307 (复杂美)86
4China Unicom80
5Baidu 76
7Hyperchain (趣链科技)47
8Ree Chain (瑞策科技)44
9IAllChain (全链通)42
10China Ping An 39