Results of States' Blockchain 'Arms Race' Are Published
March 27, 2018
225 patents were filed by China in 2017 to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Financial Times reports. The total amount of filed in 2017 patents is 406, which makes China the unconditional winner of the race. China's result is followed by 91 patents filed by the United States, and 13 patent filings by Australia.
China has been in the top 6 of this rating since 2012. An editor at Thomson Reuters Alex Batteson noted that this rating is indeed useful to investors, as it demonstrates which countries are the most active in blockchain industry.