Blockchain and crypto data platform LongHash revealed on August 8 in a tweet that China’s blockchain sector has grown substantially despite the pandemic this year. It stated that over 10,000 blockchain companies were established between January and July.
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.
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.