‘WGMI’: JPMorgan’s Blockchain Chief Leaves for Unspecified New Opportunity

Christine Moy’s post was short on details but a “we’re gonna make it” sign-off hinted at future crypto plans.

AccessTimeIconFeb 22, 2022 at 10:41 p.m. UTC
Updated Feb 23, 2022 at 7:59 p.m. UTC

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Christine Moy, one of JPMorgan's most crypto-forward execs, is leaving the bank.

In a post on LinkedIn on Tuesday, Moy listed her accomplishments at the Wall Street megabank. She wouldn't say what she was doing next but signed off with "#wgmi" – crypto shorthand for the "we're gonna make it" meme.

"As for my next world building adventure, please stay tuned," she wrote. "I am super excited to share with you what is next!"

Moy, a managing director at JPMorgan and global head of the Liink payment platform, has been with the bank for almost two decades. Most recently, she was also made head of crypto and metaverse at JPMorgan, and was behind the bank’s audacious arrival in Ethereum-based Decentraland.

A pioneering female in the male-dominated realm of crypto, Moy co-founded Onyx by JPMorgan, a business unit focused on digital assets and blockchain built using a permissioned version of Ethereum. She was also an early advocate for JPMorgan to bank crypto companies including Coinbase and Gemini.

Other highlights amid a long list of achievements for Moy was organizing JPMorgan’s first Crypto Economy Forum and issuing the bank’s first non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

Sources say Moy has been offered top jobs at both crypto-native firms and institutional players.

UPDATE (Feb. 22, 22:55 UTC): Adds context throughout.


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