Article: China Enters Blockchain 3.0 Era

Blockchain, Governance

Image credit: iStockphoto/RafikChina Enters Blockchain 3.0 Era

Distributed ledger technology (a.k.a. blockchain) is catalyzing a long-term shift of trust in distributed business environments worldwide. Chained data blocks make assets traceable, cryptography enables trusted ownership, and consensus algorithms realize distributed business consistency.

In the past six months, I have comprehensively researched blockchain adoption in China. My key finding: Strategic investments in digital transformation by the government, enterprises, and vendors have propelled China’s blockchain adoption ahead of other regions.

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Article: Alibaba’s Ant Leads The Way Globally In Blockchain Patents

Blockchain

Alibaba’s Ant Leads The Way Globally In Blockchain Patents

Ant Group, the financial technology affiliate of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) retained its spot as the largest holder of blockchain patents in 2020, according to a report by International Asset Management that cited data from Clarivate’s Derwent World Patents Index or DWPI.

What Happened: Research published by IAM showed that Ant Group retained its top spot on the index, which aggregates patents filed for both quantity and quality, CoinDesk first reported. The rankings are dominated by Chinese companies, which lead the way in terms of blockchain patent filing volume.

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