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摩根大通正在商讨将其区块链部门Quorum与ConsenSys合并

2020-2-12 15:07

 

银行业巨头摩根大通正在考虑将其私有的区块链Quorum与致力于去中心化技术的初创公司“ConsenSys”合并。


路透社(Reuters)周二报道称,谈判仍处于初期阶段,两家公司正考虑在未来6个月内公开宣布这笔交易。


不愿透露姓名的消息人士指出,这笔交易的财务条款仍不明朗,而且开发区块链技术的25名员工的命运尚未决定。


尽管这家华尔街巨头的掌门人对比特币至关重要,但这家银行处于区块链发展的前沿。

 

银行内部的区块链


Quorum是使用Ethereum区块链开发的,JP摩根在其上运行各种网络。该银行基于区块链的银行间支付网络——银行间信息网络——也使用Quorum,在全球增加了300多家银行。


该银行提议的数字货币JPM硬币据说也将按法定人数发行。世界银行正准备推出一种只能在其生态系统内使用的数字货币。


路透社还指出,合并不会影响正在进行的区块链项目。


“两厢”是由Ethereum的联合创始人之一约瑟夫•卢宾(Joseph Lubin)用自己从Ethereum获得的资金创办的,但这家总部位于布鲁克林的公司的业务受到加密货币市场熊市的严重打击,尤其是以太的价值大幅下跌时。


据报道,在开发业务和风险项目分离后,这家创业公司最近已经裁员14%。区块链公司最近还关闭了在印度和菲律宾的业务,解雇了这两个办公室的所有员工。


与此同时,该公司的目标是筹集2亿美元,然而,有关其发展的公开报道并不多。

 

Banking giant JP Morgan Chase is considering merging its proprietary blockchain Quorum with Consensys, a startup working on decentralized technology.

 

Reported by Reuters on Tuesday, the talks are still in the early stage and the companies are considering to publicly announce the deal in the next six months.

 

The anonymous sources of the publication pointed out that the financial terms of the deal are still unclear and also the fate of 25 employees of the bank working on blockchain technology has not been decided.

 

Though the head of the Wall Street giant was critical to Bitcoin, the bank was at the forefront of blockchain development.


An in-house blockchain of the bank

 

Quorum was developed using Ethereum blockchain and JP Morgan runs various networks on it. The bank’s blockchain-based inter-bank payment network Interbank, Information Network, also uses Quorum and it has added more than 300 banks globally.

 

The bank’s proposed digital currency JPM Coin also is said to be issued on Quorum. The bank is aligning to launch a trial with its digital currency, which can be used only within its ecosystem.

 

Reuters also outlined that the merger will not impact the ongoing projects involving the blockchain.

 

ConsenSys was started by Joseph Lubin, one of the co-founders of Ethereum, with his own funds, which he received from Ethereum, but the Brooklyn-based company’s business was massively hit by the bear in the cryptocurrency market, especially when the value of Ether plummeted.

 

The startup has reportedly shed 14 percent of its workforce recently following the separation of its development business from its venture initiatives. The blockchain company also shut its operations in India and the Philippines recently, sacking all the staff from the two offices.

 

Meanwhile, the company is aiming to raise $200 million, however, not much about its development has been reported in public.

 

原作者: Arnab Shome 来自: finance magnates