Big Tech Companies Adopting Blockchain Technology

Cole Torres
Feb 19, 2024
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Major technology companies are exploring the use of blockchain in order to optimize various industries and leverage the technology in their business operations. Among the list of big tech companies are IBM, Microsoft, Google, and Amazon - all have been heavily investing in blockchain through development and services, and collaborating with different sectors. Let's discuss how each company is integrating blockchain in its business processes.


IBM Blockchain, the company's own enterprise-grade blockchain platform, allows companies to build, implement, and deploy their own blockchain networks. Also, IBM offers consulting services for businesses to help understand blockchain technology to integrate it into their operations. Additionally, IBM works jointly with various organizations to use blockchain in specific business use cases.

The company has been leveraging blockchain technology to improve efficiency, transparency, and security in its business needs, making them a major player in the blockchain industry. Healthcare, supply chain management, and finance are some of the industries for which IBM provides blockchain solutions.


Similarly, Microsoft has partnerships with several firms to integrate enterprise blockchain in business use cases. Particularly, the company has collaborated with financial companies to explore the use of blockchain in cross-border payments and trade finance.

The tech giant has also been investing in blockchain startups, an example is its $20 million investment in Web3 startup Space and Time which claims to be the first decentralized data warehouse. The startup will partner with Microsoft Azure to provide a gateway to blockchain data.


In addition to Microsoft, Google has also been significantly funding blockchain startups, bringing their investments in the space to almost $1.5 billion between September 2021 and June 2022.

The company has also started to integrate blockchain into its business operations. In October 2022, Google launched Blockchain Node Engine (BNE) for Web3 developers. The service allows Web3 companies to conduct transactions, launch smart contracts, and access or record blockchain data via Google Cloud. Ethereum will be the first blockchain network to be supported by BNE.


Amazon has utilized blockchain technology in their services. Amazon Managed Blockchain is a fully managed service that simplifies the process of creating and maintaining scalable blockchain networks. The service supports the implementation and deployment of blockchain-based applications on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud platform.

Similar to other tech giants, Amazon has formed partnerships with blockchain companies. Most recently, AWS partnered with Avalanche to assist in adopting blockchain technology by governments and enterprises. AWS will provide support for Avalanche's infrastructure and decentralized applications which will facilitate the process for developers to launch and manage nodes on the Avalanche blockchain.


The development and widespread adoption of blockchain by big tech companies is a significant milestone in the blockchain space. The growth and evolution of blockchain technology and its applications are a result of the companies' investments, partnerships, and solutions. It is inevitable that tech conglomerates will play a progressively notable role in blockchain's adoption and integration across various sectors, as the technology matures and evolves. The companies' size and resources, combined with their expertise and experience in developing and deploying technology solutions, position them well to drive the growth and evolution of blockchain technology in the coming years.

Cole Torres
Data Scientist, Cryptocurrency & NFT investor

A data scientist who has keen interest in cryptocurrency analytics, and product analytics. Outside the office, a fitness enthusiast, and a tech junkie. Experienced investor in the Philippine Stock Exchange and Cryptocurrency.

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