Users of JPMorgan's (JPM) blockchain-based settlement token, JPM Coin, can now program their accounts to make payments automatically according to preset conditions.
The financial giant is allowing clients to plug in conditions for funds to be moved to cover overdue payments or margin calls, according to an email on Friday. Previously, they had to set standing orders for payments to take place at a particular time, whereas now they can program them to kick in when the relevant criteria are met.
"This new feature helps clients to respond dynamically to events, which is ever more important as 24x7 payment infrastructure proliferates, and responding to volatility becomes vital," the bank said.
JPMorgan introduced JPM Coin in 2019 to enable institutional clients to make wholesale payments on a blockchain. Last month it reached the milestone of handling $1 billion of transactions daily, though this remains a trivial figure compared with the $10 trillion the bank moves every day in total.
The leader in news and information on cryptocurrency, digital assets and the future of money, CoinDesk is an award-winning media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. In November 2023, CoinDesk was acquired by Bullish group, owner of Bullish, a regulated, institutional digital assets exchange. Bullish group is majority owned by Block.one; both groups have interests in a variety of blockchain and digital asset businesses and significant holdings of digital assets, including bitcoin. CoinDesk operates as an independent subsidiary, and an editorial committee, chaired by a former editor-in-chief of The Wall Street Journal, is being formed to support journalistic integrity.