Most of the world’s leading banks invest in cryptocurrency and blockchain companies

A new report from blockchain research firm Blockdata suggests that over half of the world’s biggest banks are getting exposure in crypto and blockchain companies.

The firm says that out of the 100 biggest banks by assets under management (AUM), 55 of them have investments in crypto or blockchain-related businesses, either directly or through subsidiaries.

Blockdata also names the most active banks based on the number of investments in blockchain firms.

At the top of the list is British universal bank Barclays with investments in 19 blockchain firms, followed by American investment bank Citigroup with nine investments, global investment bank Goldman Sachs with eight, financial services and investment bank JPMorgan Chase with seven, and French international banking group BNP Paribas with six.

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