Forbes ranks biggest corporate investors in blockchain

July 03, 2018
Chris Wheal

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC).

Forbes magazine ranks Chinese banking giant ICBC as the world’s biggest blockchain explorer: Shutterstock.

Forbes magazine has listed the world’s 50 largest public companies exploring blockchain, which shows the top 10 dominated by the biggest financial giants of the US and China.

“There’s more than one way to gain exposure to blockchain innovation,” comments Michael del Castillo, Forbes crypto staff writer. “Beyond buying over-the-counter (OTC) products or investing directly in blockchain startups some of the largest public companies in the world are already dabbling in the tech.

“In fact, a closer look at this year’s Forbes Global 2000 list of the largest public companies in the world reveals that not only are all ten of the largest public companies in the world exploring blockchain, but at least 50 of the biggest names on the list have all made their own mark on technology first inspired by bitcoin.”

The top 10 blockchain explorers, as ranked by Forbes, are as follows:

  1. Industrial & Commercial Bank of China (ICBC)
  2. China Construction Bank Corp
  3. JP Morgan Chase
  4. Berkshire Hathaway
  5. Agricultural Bank of China
  6. Bank of America
  7. Wells Fargo
  8. Apple
  9. Bank of China
  10. Ping An Insurance


Post written by Chris Wheal
Chris Wheal is editor of OpenLedger's news and features service. An award-wining business journalists himself, he runs a team of freelance journalists from across the UK and north America.

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