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October 11, 2023

JPMorgan Unveils Blockchain-Powered Collateral Settlement System for Financial Transactions

JPMorgan's TCN Blockchain-Powered Collateral Settlement System Goes Live, Streamlining Financial Transactions

JPMorgan Chase & Co., one of the biggest U.S. banks, introduced a new blockchain system called the Tokenized Collateral Network (TCN). The system aims to simplify collateral settlement in the financial world. Asset management firm BlackRock was the inaugural user of the technology, to convert money market fund shares into a digital format. JPMorgan’s TCN marks a notable advancement in applying blockchain to simplify complicated financial tasks, even though some doubts remain about how practical it is for the industry.

TCN is a significant milestone in the blockchain technology adoption by a leading financial institution. The system streamlined the conversion of money market fund shares into digital tokens, boosting the speed and efficiency of collateral transfers.

JPMorgan Further Embraces Blockchain

The transaction between BlackRock and Barclays for OTC derivatives showcased that blockchain can unlock capital tied up in financial processes. Despite some doubts about blockchain’s application in finance, JPMorgan’s TCN demonstrates its practicality.

The bank has ambitious plans for expanding TCN to enable the use of various assets as collateral, including equities and fixed income, with a growing pipeline of clients and transactions awaiting implementation. Furthermore, proponents of blockchain technology argue that it can streamline the use of money market fund shares as collateral by eliminating the need for redemption, potentially reducing risks during times of market volatility. 

JPMorgan aims to lead the way in blockchain adoption, with other financial giants like Goldman Sachs also exploring digital-asset projects, signaling a transformative shift in the industry’s landscape.

JPMorgan also operates a system called JPM Coin for wholesale clients, allowing them to conduct dollar and euro-denominated payments using blockchain technology. Since its launch until June this year, it has processed approximately $300 billion in transactions. The bank also offers a blockchain-based repo application and is actively researching a digital deposit token to enhance cross-border settlement processes.

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Agne is a journalist who covers the latest trends and developments in the metaverse, AI, and Web3 industries for the Metaverse Post. Her passion for storytelling has led her to conduct numerous interviews with experts in these fields, always seeking to uncover exciting and engaging stories. Agne holds a Bachelor’s degree in literature and has an extensive background in writing about a wide range of topics including travel, art, and culture. She has also volunteered as an editor for the animal rights organization, where she helped raise awareness about animal welfare issues. Contact her on [email protected].

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Agne Cimerman
Agne Cimerman

Agne is a journalist who covers the latest trends and developments in the metaverse, AI, and Web3 industries for the Metaverse Post. Her passion for storytelling has led her to conduct numerous interviews with experts in these fields, always seeking to uncover exciting and engaging stories. Agne holds a Bachelor’s degree in literature and has an extensive background in writing about a wide range of topics including travel, art, and culture. She has also volunteered as an editor for the animal rights organization, where she helped raise awareness about animal welfare issues. Contact her on [email protected].

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