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1799

During an epidemic of yellow fever, Aaron Burr formed The Manhattan Company Bank.

With the aim to bring clean water from the Bronx River, it was really a front for the creation of a rival to Hamilton's Bank of New York.

1877

Chase National Bank was formed by John Thompson and heavily financed the oil industry.

1955

Chase National Bank and The Manhattan Company merged to create The Chase Manhattan Bank.

The Chase logo is a stylized representation of the water pipes laid by the Manhattan Company.

2000

Chase Manhattan completed the acquisition of J.P. Morgan & Co.

2008

JPMorgan Chase bought most banking operations of Washington Mutual.

2019

JPMorgan announces it will issue JPM Coin: a cryptocurrency for its major institutional customers.

The news that JPMorgan Chase (JPM - Get Report)  was dipping its toe into cyrptocurrency 

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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