Since "JPM Coin" was announced by JPMorgan Chase on Thursday (February 14th), it has been attacked by a diverse range of critics. This article looks at some of more interesting things that have been said about "JPM Coin" on Twitter in the past couple of days.
Professor Nouriel Roubini (aka "Dr. Doom"):
In which way has the new alleged JPMorgan crypto coin anything to do with blockchain/crypto? It is private not public, permissioned not permissionless, based on trusted authorities verifying transaction not trustless, centralized not decentralized. Calling it crypto is a joke— Nouriel Roubini (@Nouriel) February 14, 2019
Naturally, many Bitcoiners, who are generally not known to be great fans of Roubini, loved this comment. One of the more interesting replies to the above tweet came from Alena Vranova, Head of Strategy at Casa:
You're becoming a true Bitcoiner @Nouriel 💜 Great to see you pointing out a scamcoin.— Alena Vranova (@AlenaSatoshi) February 15, 2019
I don't get it. One stated advantage of JPM Coin—which is for clients only—is that it obviates wire transfers: https://t.co/JbixsvoPM5 But JP Morgan clients don't need a central bank wire service to move value between each other anyways. So how does JPM Coin help? pic.twitter.com/rLNiz0XLEL— JP Koning (@jp_koning) February 15, 2019
JP Morgan entry into crypto is simply the signs of an old centralized cartel trying to stay alive in an ever decentralizing world. How long before their clients realize exchange value without a "trusted" third party? https://t.co/BHc0EsOnfb— Boxmining (@boxmining) February 16, 2019
Crypto Investment Managers
Anthony Pompliano (aka "Pomp"):
J.P. Morgan is launching a stablecoin. Soon every bank will issue one as well.— Pomp 🌪 (@APompliano) February 14, 2019
Closed systems for the world’s elite will always be beaten by open systems built for the common person.
Long Bitcoin, Short the Bankers!
The most popular token for money laundering this year will be JPM Coin— Pomp 🌪 (@APompliano) February 14, 2019
Correct. JPM Coin and its near-twin the Petro lack the predominant source of value that distinguishes cryptocurrencies from bank money: trust minimization. https://t.co/5Xfq9B5I65— Nick Szabo 🔑 (@NickSzabo4) February 15, 2019
If JPM Coin is a cryptocurrency, then so is Fortnite V-Bucks.— Jerry Brito (@jerrybrito) February 14, 2019
People Who Claim to Have Invented Bitcoin
Dr. Craig Steven Wright:
Hey— Dr Craig S Wright (@ProfFaustus) February 14, 2019
Oh, you did not check?
I have patents on what you want to do.
Have a nice life.
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