Research: 42% of blockchain industry employees work for exchanges

Quick Take

  • The Block has analyzed 158 companies exclusively involved in blockchain and cryptocurrencies
  • At least 50 companies in the blockchain industry currently employ more than 100 people
  • The largest is Bitmain with 1,500 employees, followed by  Huobi (~1,300), Coinbase (~1,000) and OKEx (~950)
  • More than 42% of all people in the blockchain industry work for cryptocurrency exchanges, another 10% for mining hardware manufacturers
Despite its cyclical tendencies, the blockchain industry continues to grow. There are now 11 companies worth more than $1 billion, according to Hurun’s inaugural list of unicorns. According to The Block’s research, at least 50 companies in the blockchain industry currently employ more than 100 people. Source: The Block The largest company, by the number […]

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