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A major blockchain payments trial launched by JPMorgan, Australia’s ANZ and the Royal Bank of Canada has just gained over 75 new banks as participants. As reported by CoinDesk, the three banks set up the project in October 2017, aiming to slash both the time and costs required for interbank payments using traditional methods. Called the the Interbank …

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A blockchain startup headed by a group of former Deloitte employees is launching a new supply chain platform. Citizens Reserve announced the SUKU ecosystem on Wednesday, positioning it as “an industry agnostic supply chain solution” that seeks to improve how shipments are coordinated and tracked around the world. As far as technology goes, SUKU will …

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As JP Morgan Chase’s new blockchain lead, Christine Moy has big shoes to fill. And a quandary to resolve. Moy took over last month from Amber Baldet, one of the most prominent figures in blockchain, after she left to form an as-yet-unnamed startup. Around the same time, Baldet announced her departure, word leaked out that …

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JPMorgan Chase’s blockchain lead is leaving the bank to launch her own venture. Amber Baldet, who oversaw development of JPMorgan’s permissioned blockchain platform, Quorum, is leaving the financial institution, according to an internal memo sent Monday by the bank’s head of blockchain initiatives, Umar Farooq. Baldet, one of CoinDesk’s Most Influential in Blockchain in 2017, headed up …

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Global banking giant JPMorgan Chase is reportedly thinking about spinning out its Quorum blockchain project as an independent company. Citing anonymous sources, the Financial Times and Reuters reported late Thursday that the move, if it happens, would be part of an effort to “increase the platform’s appeal.” Talks regarding the spinoff are “still in the early …

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What do private blockchain builders really want? According to JP Morgan blockchain lead Amber Baldet, they’re faced with the same concerns as anyone building public blockchains today. “These problems really aren’t so far apart, it’s just that people are trying to solve the problems in different ways,” Baldet told the audience at EthCC, an ethereum …

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This is an entry in CoinDesk’s Most Influential in Blockchain 2017 series. It’s February of 2017 – I’m sharing a standing table at a rooftop bar in Brooklyn with Amber Baldet, the executive director of JP Morgan’s Blockchain Center of Excellence, and I’m suffering from intense cognitive dissonance. Earlier in the day at an event, …

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