In an interview with Forkast.News on ConsenSys’ acquisition of Quorum, Joe Lubin, co-founder of Ethereum and founder of ConsenSys says “ConsenSys and JP Morgan have been very friendly and collaborative for quite some time…we’ve interacted with them roughly from the start. We started to interact with them in a really concerted way around the time of the advent of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance. We were two of the major drivers of that initiative and have been two of the major drivers of activity inside the EEA since launch.”
ConsenSys was advised in its Quorum acquisition by Sullivan & Cromwell, SEC Chairman Jay Clayton’s former law firm. This was four months before the Ripple lawsuit was filed by the SEC.