While startup activity in blockchain has slowed, large companies are still piloting and pursuing uses for this cryptofortified distributed-ledger technology. But just how committed are they to blockchain? To get a better understanding, BCG used Quid to look at two indicators: patent applications and hiring data.
The results show that the finance industry is especially active, investing in both technology and people. Technology companies, especially IBM, are relatively strong in both patenting and hiring activity, too. It’s a mixed bag for other industries, however. Consumer and retail, health care, and cybersecurity, for example, display fairly high patenting activity but not much hiring.
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