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Joseph Lubin on How JPMorgan's Quorum Will Fit In at ConsenSys

Released Friday, 28th August 2020
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Joseph Lubin, founder of ConsenSys and cofounder of Ethereum, discusses ConsenSys's acquisition this week of JPMorgan's blockchain solution, Quorum. In this episode, he talks about:
  • why JPMorgan sold Quorum to ConsenSys, and how that fits into ConsenSys's larger enterprise offerings
  • who Quorum's clients are and what it is used for
  • whether or not ConsenSys is also acquiring the Quorum team 
  • how the acquisition fits in with the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance and its standards-based approach to blockchain enterprise development
  • how much JPMorgan invested into ConsenSys
  • how much ConsenSys is raising 
  • how the Quorum acquisition fits into ConsenSys's larger restructuring into two main arms focused on software development and venture activity
  • how the pandemic has affected ConsenSys's business
  • the recent outcry over MetaMask's changes to its licensing structure and how it may eventually monetize with a token
  • his thoughts on Ethereum's five-year anniversary and where it is headed with Ethereum 2.0

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Nexo: https://www.nexo.io

Episode links: 
Joe Lubin: https://twitter.com/ethereumJoseph
ConsenSys: https://consensys.net
ConsenSys Quorum: https://consensys.net/quorum

Announcement about acquisition of Quorum: https://consensys.net/blog/news/consensys-a…
The Block’s earlier reporting: https://www.theblockcrypto.com/daily/74687/…
Initial report about deal by Reuters: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-jp-morga…

Interbank Information Network: https://www.jpmorgan.com/solutions/treasury…

ConsenSys receives money from Payroll Protection Program: https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/70511/l…

MetaMask licensing: https://decrypt.co/39514/metamask-tightens-…

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