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JPMorgan is launching the first US bank-backed digital token

“The JPM Coin differs from other conventional cryptocurrencies in two key ways: The banking giant’s digital currency could also be used for other applications on top of payments settlement: JPM Coin could be used for securities transactions” writes Eleni Digalaki for businessinsider.com. In the future, institutional investors could use the digital coins for instant settlement of similar securities transactions that run on JPMorgan’s Quorum.Last year, the bank used its blockchain platform, Quorum, to test a debt issuance application, mirroring the execution of an actual transaction for the National Bank of…

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Owner of Indeed and Glassdoor Job Search Engines Invests In Privacy Coin Project Beam

“Recently, Beam (BEAM) announced that it plans to introduce a Mimblewimble-compatible lightning network (LN) to enhance the altcoin in commercial settings where payments would require quick confirmation” writes Ana Alexandre for cointelegraph.com. Japanese employment information services company Recruit Co., Ltd. has invested in a blockchain-focused company Beam Development Limited, according to an announcement published on Feb. 18.Beam is a privacy-oriented crypto project that purportedly secures transactions by enabling transaction data to be verified by a specified third party.The firm acquired job search portal Indeed.com in 2012, and then job search…

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Ordinary Stablecoin or XRP Killer? What We Know About JPMorgan Chase’s New Cryptocurrency

“On Feb. 14, United States banking behemoth JPMorgan Chase announced its own cryptocurrency” writes Stephen O’neal for cointelegraph.com. Clients will reportedly be issued the coins after depositing dollars at JPMorgan Chase.It is fair to say that move comes unexpectedly for JPMorgan Chase, whose CEO, Jamie Dimon, is famous within the crypto community for his anti-Bitcoin (BTC) remarks. Source: cointelegraph.com

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JPMorgan Issues a Cryptocurrency—Here’s Everything You Need to Know

“JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon is widely known as a critic of Bitcoin” writes Sissi Cao for observer.com. On Thursday, JPMorgan said it would introduce a blockchain-based token called “JPM Coin,” which would allow clients to make “instantaneous” money transfers and significantly lower the cost and risk of transactions thanks to the token’s underlying tamper-proof blockchain system.The bank said it was still in its prototype phase and would only be available to a small number of institutional clients at first. Source: observer.com

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Is JPMorgan Chase’s New Cryptocurrency a Threat to Ripple, Other Crypto Assets?

“Mega-bank JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) recently announced that it will launch its own cryptocurrency, becoming the first U.S. bank to do so” writes Matthew Frankel for fool.com. However, there are some big differences between bitcoin, the more than 2,000 other existing cryptocurrencies (that’s not a typo), and the new cryptocurrency JPMorgan Chase is planning to create.The new cryptocurrency will be called JPM Coin, and the purpose will be to speed up transaction settlement times.Also, JPM Coin will be a so-called “stable coin,” with its value pegged to the U.S. dollar. Source: fool.com

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Crypto Markets Trading Sideways With Slight Losses, April Gold Closes Slightly Down

“Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is down by 0.25 percent over the last 24 hours and is currently trading at $122.25” writes Ana Alexandre for cointelegraph.com. The leading digital currency Bitcoin (BTC) is slightly down 0.19 percent on the day, trading at around $3,620 at press time.Ripple is up over the last 24 hours by 0.07 percent and is trading at $0.303 at press time.Thursday, Feb. 14 — most major cryptocurrencies are trading sideways, with a few experiencing minor losses.NEM is the major gainer over the day, having increased by 4 percent…

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JPM Coin is not a cryptocurrency, says crypto advocacy group

“On Thursday, the crypto community notched a win when JPMorgan Chase & Co. announced it had launched its own cryptocurrency, the JPM Coin” writes Aaron Hankin for marketwatch.com. A cryptocurrency is one that is open and permissionless, if you want to download it, you don’t need permission; you just need some software.” And the JPM Coin is anything but permissionless or available for download.According to Jerry Brito, executive director at Coin Center, a nonprofit research and advocacy center focused on cryptocurrency and decentralized technology, the U.S. banking behemoth did not…

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JPMorgan Chase to Launch ‘JPM Coin,’ Using Crypto to Speed Settlements

“United States banking giant JPMorgan Chase (JPM) is launching its own cryptocurrency in a U.S. banking first, CNBC reported on Feb. 14” writes William Suberg for cointelegraph.com. Speaking to CNBC, Umar Farooq, who leads JPM’s blockchain focus, appeared buoyant on blockchain technology’s perspectives at the bank. “So anything that currently exists in the world, as that moves onto the blockchain, this would be the payment leg for that transaction,” he told the network: JPM Coin will initially focus on international settlements by major corporations, helping speed up transactions that currently…

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JPMorgan is launching its own cryptocurrency

“JPMorgan Chase imagines cryptocurrency transactions could replace wire transfers that generally take several days to complete” writes Feb Est for theverge.com. The CEO’s harsh views of bitcoin haven’t stopped his company from going ahead and creating a new digital token called the JPM Coin.JPMorgan Chase has thrown its hat into the cryptocurrency ring, proposing to launch its own digital coin, as spotted by CNBC. It’s one of the few banks to consider launching cryptocurrency, and the initiative may be surprising given that CEO Jamie Dimon has said he doesn’t “really…

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