His company controls 61 billion of the 100 billion XRP in supply. Forbes is calculating his net worth based solely on the XRP he owns personally and the value of his 17% stake in Ripple, against the company's most recent valuation: $410 million. Ripple counts Mitsubishi Financial, Bank of America and Santander among its 100-plus customers.
JPMorgan has asked a 29-year-old highflier at the bank to draw up a cryptocurrency strategy
Oliver Harris, 29, is taking on a new role as head of crypto-assets strategy at the bank. Harris will also lead JPMorgan's Quorum project, the internal blockchain platform developed by the bank that has been rumoured to be being prepared for a spin-off.
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