JP Morgan rolling out its own cryptocurrency

1:22 PM ET Thu, 14 Feb 2019

J.P. Morgan is rolling out the first US cryptocurrency backed by a bank. Engineers at the lender have created the "JPM Coin," a digital token that will be used to instantly settle transactions between clients of its wholesale payments business. While J.P. Morgan's Jamie Dimon has bashed bitcoin as a "fraud," the bank chief and his managers have consistently said blockchain and regulated digital currencies held promise.