The whispers of even the possibility of negative global interest rates (the infamous "NIRP") has sent a shiver down the spines of bank investors over the past month. JP Morgan is continuing to invest in technology such as blockchain to help stimulate new growth and profitability given the challenging macro environment for financial institutions. Over recent months, the bank has been testing blockchain technology to help move U.S. dollars for clients from London to Japan to give faster clearing and settlement times and help reduce risk.