When it comes to patents that build on the blockchain or deal with it, lead the Asian giant Alibaba and the technology top provider IBM. This is the result of an article by iPR Daily. IPR Daily is a company that specializes in intellectual property. The media company has conducted a detailed analysis of the patent applications. For this use data from applications from the EU, the United States, Japan, China and South Korea. The investigation was based on the patent system of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).