Statistics: The number of banks applying for blockchain patents has increased 38 times in 4 years

According to statistics from the Zero One Think Tank, from 2016 to December 2019, a total of 15 banks in China have applied for blockchain technology-related patents, and the total number of patent applications has reached 433, compared with 11 cases 4 years ago. More than a 38-fold increase. The three banks with the largest number of patent applications were Wezhong Bank, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China and Bank of China, with 288, 50 and 40 patent applications respectively.