JPMorgan hires former Microsoft exec for payments and blockchain role: CoinDesk 

Quick Take

  • A former Microsoft executive is joining JPMorgan to focus on the future of payments — including blockchain technology.
  • Tahreem Kampton’s new title will be senior payments executive.

A former Microsoft executive will join JPMorgan as a senior payments executive in the bank’s payments group, CoinDesk reported.

Tahreem Kampton will focus on the future of payments, including the digital ecosystem and blockchain technology. JPMorgan did not immediately respond to a request for comment. 

The move comes months after JPMorgan announced a major investment in technology, including talent acquisition. The bank said in January that it planned to boost the $12 billion it spent on technology in 2021 by as much as 20% this year. 

Kampton worked at Microsoft for more than two decades serving as the company’s head of foreign exchange and commodities, and later as corporate treasurer and chief investment officer, among other roles.  

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