Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JPMorgan Chase, says that he does not particularly like crypto but will defend your right to invest in it. However, he sees benefits in some aspects of digital currency.
JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon talked about cryptocurrency in an interview with KMTV 3 News Now in Omaha Friday ahead of the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholders meeting this weekend.
Commenting on cryptocurrency, including bitcoin, the JPMorgan boss said:
I always say I don’t particularly like it. I defend your right to do it. I’d say be very, very careful how much money you put into it.
However, Dimon sees benefits in some aspects of crypto, such as its technology, admitting that the banking industry has its inefficiencies. The executive opined:
Not all of it is bad. If you said to me ‘I want to send $200 to a friend in a foreign country,’ that could take you two weeks and cost you $40. You could do it through a digital currency and it’ll take you seconds.
“So, it’ll work out. I think it will be adopted over time by lots of players out there, including banks,” he concluded. However, he did not specify whether he is referring to cryptocurrencies, stablecoins, central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), or his own JPM Coin.
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