“Forbes” released the 2021 Global Blockchain 50 top 7 Chinese companies selected
On Wednesday, “Forbes” officially announced the “2021 Global Top 50 Blockchain” list. 21 companies including Industrial and Commercial Bank of China made their debut on the list. At the same time, American companies such as Facebook, Google, Amazon, Citigroup and MasterCard dropped out of the list.
This year is the third consecutive year that Forbes has selected the “Top 50 Global Blockchains”. Judging from the past selections, about half of new faces appear every year. Only 12 companies such as Microsoft and Samsung have been on the list for 3 consecutive years, of which Ant Group has become the only company in China that has been on the list for 3 consecutive years with AntChain.
“Forbes” this time focused on the open consortium chain of AntChain. It is a blockchain product and service network specially designed by AntChain for small and medium-sized enterprises and developers. It can reduce the threshold of enterprise blockchain development from one million yuan to one thousand yuan, making the development of application systems as simple as building blocks. The platform was officially launched in April 2020. So far, there have been more than 6,000 developers and enterprise users, the total number of smart contracts has exceeded 100,000, and the total transaction volume has exceeded 400 million.
From a trend point of view, the membership of the “Forbes” list is becoming more and more global. In 2019, 33 of the 50 companies (66%) were from the United States and another 13 (26%) were from Europe. In 2020, there will be 30 companies (60%) from the United States and 14 (28%) from Europe.
By 2021, as many as half of the companies on the list will come from outside the United States. Twelve companies from Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America set new records. Among them, China has 7 selected, including Ant Group, China Construction Bank and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China.
Regarding the achievements of Chinese companies, Steven Ehrlich, director of digital asset research at Forbes, said that although the impression of many observers in Europe and the United States is completely different, China’s policy support has indeed promoted the development of blockchain technology. Rapid development.