More Than 10,000 Blockchain Companies Established in China so far in 2020
Data revealed by Crypto and Blockchain data platform Longhash on August 8th shows that China's blockchain sector grew substantially despite the world-wide pandemic. It showed that more than 10,000 new blockchain companies were established between January and July 2020.
The report also shows the current number of blockchain-related companies in China is on track to surpass 2017’s total figure. LongHash said 2020 could also pass 2018’s total of 18,500 and for a new all-time high.
Source: LongHash Tweet
The figures show that there are 84,410 registered companies and, of these, 29,340 are in operation. The Guangdong Province in Southeast China has the highest number of blockchain startups with Yunnan Province in the southwest coming in second.
However, the majority of the blockchain companies registered with only a small capital. It shows the maximum registered capital was 5,000 yuan, which is about $717. Meanwhile, only a few of them registered with over 50,000 yuan, about $7,175.
As Cointelegraph previously reported, the Chinese government is implementing blockchain for trying to bring more efficient government services. China’s central bank also got $4.7 million in funding for its blockchain trade platform in the next three years. The country approved 224 blockchain projects from major companies, including JD, Walmart, China, and Baidu.