OLIVER HARRIS

JP MORGAN

City
London
Category
Alternative Investment Advisers
Company Size
International

JP Morgan’s colourful history with all things crypto looks set to continue with the arrival of fintech upstart Oliver Harris, now tasked with developing a strategy for the bank. Though JP Morgan’s CEO initially labelled cryptocurrencies a ‘scam’ before backtracking, it’s now yet another bank looking at them through the technology lens – not planning to actively trade tokens, at time of press. The U-turn was complete when Harris, 29, took on the new role as head of crypto-assets strategy, reporting to Umar Farooq, head of block-chain initiatives at the corporate and investment bank. Harris told Spear’s to think of his work as like running a centre of excellence that connects the strategy, the thinking and the doing around crypto assets.

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