JPMorgan Chase has announced that it is testing a new privacy protocol called as zero-knowledge proofs to allow private transactions efficiently. The protocol that has been built by AZTEC, a London blockchain startup, is aimed at allowing efficient encryption of blockchain data at lesser costs. As stated, JPMorgan’s Quorum team is testing AZTEC with an intent to industrialize zero-knowledge proofs for Quorum.
JPMorgan has cleared that JPM Coin is not a cryptocurrency, which can be used for trading purpose, rather it is a stable coin created for payments processing and settling debts within JPMorgan Chase. Umar Farooq, JP Morgan’s head of digital treasury services and blockchain, has linked the launch of the coin to the firm’s decision to meet its customers’ demand for a secure and instant payments processing platform.
J.P. Morgan has announced the launch of America’s first digital coin, dubbed as JPM Coin, that represents the U.S. Dollar. The firm has disclosed its plans to extend the virtual coin to other currencies in the coming days. Built on Quorum, an enterprise grade Ethereum blockchain, JPM Coin allows users enjoy instantaneous transfer of payments between institutional accounts, along with ensuring confidentiality and security from potential frauds.