Forbes Fintech 50 2018 List Includes 11 Crypto & Blockchain Companies

February 16, 2018

Forbes has issued the third edition of its list called Fintech 50, which includes 50 best fintech companies of the year. This year's edition features 11 companies related to cryptocurrency industry and blockchain technology.

It is worthy to note, that founders of three of these eleven companies made the Richest People in Cryptocurrency list, that was released by Forbes last week. 

  • The Bitfury Group is a blockchain technology company that produces hardware and software for Bitcoin miners. Company's founder is Valery Vavilov who is 38th richest man in the cryptocurrency industry. 
  • Coinbase is one of the most popular online wallets and cryptocurrency exchange. The company was founded by Brian Armstrong, who is 35th richest man in the cryptocurrency industry.
  • Ripple is a real-time gross settlement system with its own decentralized payment network based on blockchain called RippleNet. Ripple was founded by the richest man in the cryptocurrency industry Chris Larsen.

2018's edition of the list also includes nine companies, that Forbes distinguished as "the future of blockchain and cryptocurrency", and five of these nine companies are the newcomers. These nine companies are: The Bitfury Group, Blockchain, Chain, Chainanalysis, Coinbase, Ripple, Shapeshift, Symbiont and Xapo.

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