It is finally here: JP Morgan launches the first bank cryptocurrency to transform the payment business, CNBC reports. The engineers of the financial institution created JPM Coin, a digital token that is originally planned to be used for instant transactions. It will be launched in a test mode in the coming months. This is the first real-world use of a digital coin by a large American bank.
“So anything that currently exists in the world, as that moves onto the blockchain, this would be the payment leg for that transaction. The applications are frankly quite endless; anything where you have a distributed ledger which involves corporations or institutions can use this,"
— says Umar FAROOQ, head of head of JP Morgan's blockchain projects. He also added that the new instrument might have three areas for application:
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