Forbes released the year 2021 version of Forbes Blockchain 50, from eligible companies with at least $1 billion in revenues or be valued at a minimum $1 billion.
There have been 96 companies on the Forbes Blockchain 50 list since it was created in 2019. And, only 12 have been included in all three years.
- Ant Group
- Signature Bank
Amazon, Citi, Google, Facebook, and Mastercard were among the 14 two-time members who dropped off the list this year.
2021, for the first time ever, saw half coming from outside of the U.S. 13 are from Europe and a record 12 are from Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America.
Of particular note, Forbes included its first member from Africa (South Africa-based pulp producer Sappi), India (Tech Mahindra) and the Middle East (oil giant Saudi Aramco).
China has seven companies this year, including:
- the payments giant Ant Group (platforms: AntChain, Hyperledger Fabric, Quorum)
- search giant Baidu (platforms: Baidu Xuperchain, Hyperledger Fabric)
- Binance (platforms: Bitcoin, Binance Chain and dozens of others)
- China Construction Bank: platforms (BC Trade 2.0, Hyperledger Fabric, Hyperchain)
- ICBC (platforms: ICBC Chain, Ethereum, Hyperledger Fabric, Tendermint)
- Ping An (platform: FiMAX)
- Tencent (platform: FISCO BCOS),