Despite recent statements by Jamie Dimon, in which he claimed that he didn’t “give a sh*t about Bitcoin.” JP Morgan just gave a significant endorsement to Ethereum ETH as a result of its capabilities to provide practical applications in the world of finance.
JP Morgan Believes in Ethereum (ETH)
According to The Australian Financial Review, JP Morgan is seriously committed to the development of Quorum, a product defined by the bank as “an enterprise-focused version of Ethereum.” One of the main immediate uses will be the tokenization of gold bars that the firm will have in custody. JP Morgan’s head of blockchain initiatives, Umar Farooq, commented on the potential of Quorum and the importance of Ethereum for ecosystem development:
There are people outside our firm using Quorum to tokenize gold, for instance. They wrap a gold bar into a tamper-proof case electronically tagged, and they can track the gold bar from the mine to end point – with the use case being, if you know it’s a socially responsible mine, someone will be willing to pay a higher spread on that gold versus if you don’t know where it comes from. Diamonds is another example … We are the only financial player that owns the entire stack, from the application to the protocol. We are big believers in Ethereum.