JPMorgan to Tokenise Gold Using Quorum Blockchain

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JPMorgan to Tokenise Gold Using Quorum Blockchain

Postby » Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:30 am

JPMorgan will use its new blockchain to ‘tokenise’ gold bars, according to the Australian Financial Review.

Commodities on a blockchain

This doesn’t mean that the bars will be physically sucked through a screen and transformed into electronic incarnations of themselves à la “Tron” (1982); rather, that ownership will be represented by electronic tokens rather than paper certificates.

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The advantage of this is threefold: ownership/transactions are recorded/executed in an open and indelible manner; ownership can be more easily divided up, and the resulting shares can be bought and sold without the involvement of a third party.

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