JPMorgan Launches JPM Coin: Welcome to the Private Currency Era

The investment banking giant says the blockchain hype cycle has moved past inflated expectations and into the realm of being commercially viable.

By Nathaniel WhittemoreCoinDesk Insights
Oct 27, 2020 at 7:24 p.m. UTCUpdated Sep 14, 2021 at 10:24 a.m. UTC
By Nathaniel WhittemoreCoinDesk Insights
Oct 27, 2020 at 7:24 p.m. UTCUpdated Sep 14, 2021 at 10:24 a.m. UTC

The investment banking giant says the blockchain hype cycle has moved past inflated expectations and into the realm of being commercially viable.

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Today on the Brief:

  • Stocks down; bitcoin up
  • Consumer confidence shaky as baking supplies demand grows 3,400%
  • Bank for International Settlements and Swiss central bank to test CBDC this year

Our main discussion: JPM Coin. 

Initially announced in February 2019, JPMorgan’s JPM Coin is being launched for commercial use. In this episode, NLW looks at:

  • The history of private currencies in the U.S.
  • Why Libra was a starting gun for both governments and other private corporations
  • How JPMorgan intends to make money from JPM Coin
  • Why other investment banks might follow 

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