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Jamie Dimon Should Be Terrified of DeFi

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In 2021, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon circulated a memo to his top management team.

In that memo, he said they should be “scared s—less” about the fintech threat.

I’m here today to tell you that Dimon is worried about the wrong threat.

In this short video, I explain how the DeFi industry is reinventing what it means to be a bank.

(If you’d prefer to read a transcript, click here.)

Regards,

Ian King

Editor, Strategic Fortunes

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