The news that JPMorgan Chase (JPM - Get Report) plans to dip its institutional toe into cryptocurrency surprised many. Perhaps, because the CEO's has take a notoriously critical stance on Bitcoin.
But, JPMorgan Chase has been no stranger to taking chances and being first.
For instance, in 1924 Chase National Bank was the first large New York City bank to hire a female officer in its main office. Mary Andress was named Assistant Cashier and she actively promoted banking as a great career choice for women.
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