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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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

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.

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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