Head of JP Morgan Chase's Blockchain project leaves the company...

Amber Baldet, blockchain program lead at JPMorgan Chase is leaving the banking firm to start her own venture.

“Amber is extremely talented and helped build the outstanding team we have today. We respect her desire to start her own venture and we wish her nothing but the best.” the company stated in a memo.

Baldet's name came up often in the cryptocurrency world while there was a strange contrast of JP Morgan Chase's CEO Jamie Dimon continually bashing Bitcoin, followed by news from Baldet and her project showing the bank quite interested in it's underlying blockchain technology.

The company's senior product manager Christine Moy will step up to replace to Baldet.

No details yet on what Amber Baldet's new venture will be.
Author: Oliver Redding
Seattle News Desk