The Wall Street Journal compiled a list of 25 technology companies, which should be noted in 2018. It includes specializing in cybersecurity and developments in the field of artificial intelligence firms, as well as five blockchain-companies.
The second place in the WSJ rating was Blockstream, founded in 2014 by Adam Beck, Gregory Maxwell and Peter Well.
Now the state of Blockstream is 50 people. The company develops various solutions for the bitcoin network, and together with one of the world’s largest financial corporations, the Intercontinental Exchange is working on a system of quotations leading the cryptocurrency for a professional trader.
Blockchain-consortium R3, founded in 2015, won the sixth place.
It is worth noting that last week a number of media outlets reported that R3 is running out of money and investors are not interested in the consortium. It was also reported that the management of the organization extremely inefficiently expends money from investors, which could cause financial problems. Representatives of the consortium deny the rumors.
The eleventh place was New York’s Digital Asset Holdings LLC, which is developing a blockchain solution to accelerate transactions between financial institutions.
In addition, Digital Asset works closely with the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX), which has transferred settlement and clearing operations to blockchain.
Brave Software Inc. from San Francisco takes the twelfth line of the rating. In the past, the company developed a browser, where for the viewing of advertising was provided for in bitcoins. Then the organization conducted one of the fastest tokensail in history, selling all Basic Attention Token (BAT) tokens in just 30 seconds, collecting $35 million.
California Abra-Plutus Financial Inc. is the developer of a mobile application for investing in currency and cryptocurrencies. Abra supports 25 digital assets. In the WSJ ranking, the company took the thirteenth place.
Recall, in February, Forbes magazine published a new rating of the top 50 financial companies, whose services, according to the editorial staff, are the image of the future sphere of financial services.