Apply for the Blockchain 50

The Blockchain 50 is CB Insights’ annual ranking of the 50 most promising blockchain and crypto companies in the world. These leaders are applying or analyzing blockchain technology to solve business or consumer problems across various industries. You can see last year’s cohort here.

Applications are now open for our third annual Blockchain 50.

How to apply for the Blockchain 50

There will be two phases of the application process:

1. Submit before 11:59pm ET, December 2, 2022.

2. If selected, complete our Analyst Briefing Survey

Please submit basic information about your company through the initial application form before 11:59pm ET, December 2, 2022. Our analysts will then review and determine whether they are interested in learning more about your company. All companies moving forward in the process will be notified by December.

If selected, you will be asked to complete our Analyst Briefing Survey so our analysts can better understand your products, customers, and market traction.

Process & Eligibility

All private companies working on blockchain and crypto technologies — from blockchain infrastructure and custody providers to crypto exchanges and NFT marketplaces — are eligible to submit. If your company is private upon submitting the application, but later goes public or is acquired (or announces intentions to do so), you will no longer be eligible for the list.
Our research team selects the 50 companies based on several factors, including products and services, financial status and health, sales model and go-to-market approach, company details, management team and leadership, total addressable market, value proposition, packaging and pricing, brand and marketing, and commercial outcomes.
The process is data-informed, using CB Insights data, which is gathered via our machine learning technology, as well as submissions filed via the Analyst Briefing Survey.
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How do I apply?

Can I request an interview with a CB Insights analyst?

Please fill out the initial application form by December 2, 2022. Once we have reviewed applications, we will send our Analyst Briefing Survey to qualified companies by December.

No. However, after submitting the Analyst Briefing Survey, our analysts may reach out to clarify specific aspects of your products and how you deliver value to customers.

Do I have to pay to submit my company’s information?

If my company gets selected, can we pick which category we’ll be listed under?

No, submitting for the Blockchain 50 is entirely free.

No. Companies will be categorized by their main focus area in our market map.

When will winners be announced?

How can I send additional information about my company to CB Insights?

Blockchain 50 winners will be announced in spring 2023.

The only way you can submit your information is via the Analyst Briefing Survey, which qualified companies will receive after filling out the initial application form. We do not accept email applications.