The global banking & payments industry experienced a 7% rise in company filings mentions of blockchain in Q1 2024 compared with the previous quarter, with the highest share accounted for by Grayscale Bitcoin Trust with 5% year-on-year increase, according to GlobalData’s analysis of over 225 banking & payments company filings. GlobalData’s Banking & Payments: Filings Trends & Signals Q1 2024 report delves into earnings call transcripts and quarterly reports within the industry, extracting trends, signals, and comparative data to help businesses assess their performance, identify competitive intelligence, evaluate risks, and gain a comprehensive understanding of key industry events. Buy the report here.

Notably, blockchain was one of the most frequently referenced themes in Q1 2024, ranking highest in terms of mentions, ahead of regtech and cryptocurrencies, according to GlobalData.

Of the top leading companies in the banking & payments industry, Grayscale Bitcoin Trust had the greatest increase in references for blockchain in Q1 2024, compared with the previous quarter. GlobalData identified 680 blockchain-related sentences in the company's filings - 26% of all sentences - and an increase of 5% in Q1 2024 compared with Q1 2023. Coinbase Global’s mentions of blockchain dropped by 33% to 436 and Robinhood Markets’s by 3% to 267 and PayPal’s by 5% to 40 and Interactive Brokers Group’s by 6% to 35.

GlobalData’s Company Filings Analytics also applies sentiment weight to reference sentences, based on whether the sentences are positive, negative, or neutral. Starting at 100 in 2020, an index over 100 is more positive. The overall index for blockchain in Q1 2024 was 74.

For further understanding of GlobalData's Banking & Payments: Filings Trends & Signals Q1 2024, buy the report here.

This content was updated on 24 April 2024

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