Jon

Matonis

Jon Matonis is an e-money researcher and crypto economist focused on expanding the circulation of non-political digital currencies. His career has included senior influential posts at Sumitomo Bank, Visa, VeriSign, and Hushmail. He is a former Executive Director and board member of the Bitcoin Foundation.

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Bitcoin and iGaming: Disruption Comes From Your Blind Spot
Bitcoin technology is set to disrupt online gaming and the big players had better start paying attention, says Jon Matonis.
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Volatility, Deflation and Manipulation: A Response to Bitcoin's Critics
Criticisms from bitcoin pundits in the press almost always boil down to a few common misconceptions, argues Jon Matonis.
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Bitcoin Needs an Aggressive Legal Defense
Bitcoin requires forceful and aggressive legal defense, not complicity with governments in crafting policy and regulations.
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Why Bitcoin Needs an ISO-Certified Currency Code
The nomenclature of bitcoin and its subunits plays an important role in evolving standards for more mainstream adoption.
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12 Ways to Measure the Bitcoin Network's Health
The health of the distributed bitcoin network is vital to its performance capabilities, but how is it measured?
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CFPB Warning Ignores Bitcoin’s Consumer Protections
The leading consumer financial watchdog agency in the US lists bitcoin's risks, but ignores its many superior protections.
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Bitcoins Affected by New York's BitLicense May Trade at Discount
Savvy traders could profit handsomely from the bitcoin arbitrage opportunities presented by a future BitLicense, argues Jon Matonis.
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Beyond New York: What Lies Ahead for Bitcoin
Contrary to some statements, bitcoin's fate will not be decided by lawmakers and regulators in the next 18 months
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The Bitcoin Mining Arms Race: GHash.io and the 51% Issue
Tensions have eased following the mining industry's summit, but we're still in an ASIC arms race, argues Jon Matonis.
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Why the OECD Needs to do its Homework on Bitcoin
A recently published working paper grossly misunderstood the economic nature of bitcoin, says the Bitcoin Foundation's Jon Matonis.
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