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Blockchain stocks: Here come the institutions

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Popularized by the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008, ‘the blockchain’ is a decentralized database which seeks to solve issues of trust. A robust and versatile tool, blockchain platforms allow passage for secure, digital ledger technology which can be used to share and store assets. After Nakamoto’s eureka moment, it quickly became the cornerstone of the crypto sector. Now, companies unaffiliated with crypto are adopting it as a novel solution to a range of complex technical challenges such as managing sensitive data, transactions in the financial sector, and the burgeoning use of dApps that accommodate automation and smart contracts. As data on the blockchain is exceptionally difficult to intercept and alter, adoption is likely to prove increasingly popular with companies seeking to eliminate the inherent risk of storing data in one location. Here are some options to consider adding to your portfolio today.

This is a curated list, with the stocks selected due to their approach to blockchain technologies and commitment to innovation. This list does not constitute advice, and you should always do your own research before putting any money on the chain.