WSJ Includes 5 Blockchain Companies in Leading Tech Firm List

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The Wall Street Journal released a list of 25 technology firms people should watch out for in 2018. The list features five different blockchain firms and other firms dedicated to cybersecurity and artificial intelligence research.

On its website, the Wall Street Journal published its list which included the following blockchain companies:

Blockstream Corp, #2

The highest-ranked blockchain or cryptocurrency firm of the WSJ is the Montreal startup Blockstream Corp which was founded in 2014 by a Dr. Adam Back, Matt Corallo, Alexander Fowler, and others in the team. At present, the company has a total of 50 employees working for it.

Today, Blockstream Corp. is working on the Bitcoin network as it tries to develop technology to facilitate micropayments. The company also plans to create a cryptocurrency data feed with the Intercontinental Exchange.

R3, #6

R3 sits at sixth place. The developing blockchain-based platform dedicated to facilitating secure transactions between financial institutions and companies had rumors circulating that it was operating at a loss. The New York-based company founded in 2015, however, denied such reports.

Digital Asset Holdings LLC, #11

Digital Asset Holdings LLC is another blockchain company which impressed the Wall Street Journal. It is also based in New York and has been working on making transactions between financial institutions faster and more secure. Currently, the firm is closely working with the biggest stock exchange in Australia to revamp their back end.

Brave Software Inc., #12

Founded by Brian Bondy and Brendan Eich in 2015, the San Francisco-based company Brave currently employs 60 staff members.

Last year, the company successfully launched their own privacy-focused browser package. It has also been working on next-generation online advertising solutions with its very own BAT token and has recently partnered with Dow Jones.

Abra, #13

Founded in 2014 by Bill Barhydt and James D. Robinson, California-based Abra currently employs a staff of 50 people. The company operates with its official name, Plutus Financial Inc.

The firm developed a mobile application to help its users invest in 25 different digital assets and 50 fiat currencies. Abra’s wallet service, meanwhile, allows users to track prices and exchange their currencies.