Financial technology (fintech) has exploded during the last two years and cryptocurrency and blockchain firms have bolstered the billion-dollar industry. A recently published study by Utility Bidder indicates that the industry is predicted to surpass $382 billion by 2027. Moreover, fintech firms that are blockchain-specific are projected to be worth over $67.4 billion by 2027. The recent study also highlights that Kraken is the most influential blockchain company of 2021.
Kraken Named 2021’s Most Influential Blockchain Company
Numerous research studies have shown the fintech universe continues to grow exponentially and digital currency and blockchain solutions are a big part of this trend. This week, researchers at Utility Bidder analyzed 50 fintech firms that were selected in Forbes’ 2021 Fintech 50 report.
Utility Bidder’s study broke the selected firms down into four factors, with a normalized score out of ten for each factor. Factors included total funds raised, the latest known valuation, number of Twitter followers, and the global searches stemming from Google Ads Keyword Planner between August 2020 and July 2021.
The top eight most influential blockchain firms according to Utility Bidder’s report.
According to the study, blockchain-specific firms will represent $67.4 billion by 2027, or 17.64% of the aggregate $382 billion estimate. The report’s findings detail that the cryptocurrency exchange Kraken was considered the most influential blockchain company of 2021. The exchange got a rating of 5.64/10 in the influence ranking and was followed by Gemini. The Gemini exchange has a blockchain score of 2.33/10 and a valuation of around $5 billion compared to Kraken’s valuation of $20 billion today.