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Jon Matonis
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Attended George Washington University
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The UK Gambling Commission has written (archive) to what it perceives to be Bitcoin gambling venues operating illegally due to the lack of a licence. The UK Gambling Commission states that regardless of where such a business is located, it must hold a licence if it is to provide British ...
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CHICAGO -- Under pressure from the sheriff of the second largest county in the USA, MasterCard announced on Tuesday that it will cease doing business with the online classified portal Backpage.com. The web
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In order for a blockchain to succeed, it needs to be a public resource. That means few alternative blockchains are likely to achieve much traction outside a small niche.
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The blockchain start-up led by former J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. executive Blythe Masters has acquired two smaller firms and is preparing for its first Series A funding round in the coming months, the firm’s chief executive said Thursday.
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An anonymous Dutch bank employee has revealed that major banks in the EU are applying new rules forcing banks
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"This post may come across as extreme, but that’s because those norms have already been thrown out the window."
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A Japanese researcher has developed a biometric that could be used to protect a car from theft: butt biometrics, according to verge.com. Shigeomi Koshimizu, an associate professor at the Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology in Tokyo has developed the technology. A seat pressure map to generates 39 indices that are used to uniquely identify a […]
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Bryan Micon, who ran a Bitcoin-fueled poker site from Las Vegas, has agreed to plead guilty and avoid jail time, his lawyer told a judge Thursday.
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Digital Asset Holdings has announced the acquisition of two blockchain startups: Hyperledger and Bits of Proof.
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A company's 'ultimate stress test' on the bitcoin network failed before it finished, but did produce some valuable information about transaction fees.
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Cointelegraph spoke to Jon Matonis on increasing the 21 million bitcoin cap, the importance of fungibility and privacy for Bitcoin’s success.
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e-Money researcher, cryptoeconomist, and public speaker
Introduction
Founding Board Director at Bitcoin Foundation.

Contributor at Forbes Magazine, American Banker, and CoinDesk. Board advisor to startups in bitcoin, gaming, mobile and prepaid. Previously CEO of Hushmail and Chief Forex Trader at VISA. Editor of The Monetary Future.

Speaking Events

Presented at Financial Services Club Oslo 2014.
Presented at KPMG Cryptocurrency Seminar 2014.
Presented at Cards & Payments Innovation Europe 2014.
Presented at The Future of Retail Banking 2014.
Presented at Payment Systems for iGaming 2014.
Presented at Pay360 Gambling Compliance 2014.
Presented at Bitcoin4iGaming 2014.
Presented at eCom21 2014.
Presented at Bank 2.014 2014.
Presented at International Cash & Treasury Management 2014.
Presented at IoD Annual Convention 2014.
Presented at Accenture 2014.
Presented at Sibos 2014.
Presented at BAFT Global Councils Forum 2014.
Presented at Next Bank Europe 2014.
Presented at Digital Currency Summit 2014.
Presented at Circle of European Communicators 2014.
Presented at Andicom 2014.
Presented at Scottish Bitcoin Conference 2014.
Presented at CoinSummit London 2014.
Presented at Cybersalon 2014.
Presented at Innovation in Payments 2014.
Presented at PayExpo 2014.
Presented at Swiss Treasurers General Assembly 2014.
Presented at Bitcoin 2014.
Presented at Login 2014.
Presented at CEE and CIS Card Markets 2014.
Presented at Festival of Media 2014.
Presented at Swedish Bitcoin Conference 2014.
Presented at Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute 2014.
Presented at Mobile World Congress 2014.
Presented at Merchant Payments Ecosystem 2014.
Presented at British Embassy Warsaw 2014.
Presented at London Affiliate Conference 2014.
Presented at ICE Bitcoin Seminar 2014.
Presented at Financial Services Club Vienna 2013.
Presented at Cards and Payments Innovation Europe 2013.
Presented at Pan-Nordic Bitcoin Conference 2013.
Presented at Stockholm School of Economics 2013.
Presented at Bank 2.0 2013.
Presented at Accenture EALA Banking Forum 2013.
Presented at Emerce eDay 2013.
Presented at Retail Payments Week 2013.
Presented at The Future of Cash 2013.
Presented at Swiss Informatics Working Group 2013.
Presented at iGaming Super Show 2013.
Presented at Gaming in Holland 2013.
Presented at SWIFT/TransConstellation Event 2013.
Presented at EPCA Payment Summit 2013.
Presented at DeepSec 2012.
Presented at ITWeb Security Summit 2012.
Presented at KPMG eGaming Summit 2011.

Interviews

Appeared on Bloomberg TV 2014.
Appeared on The Telegraph 2014.
Appeared on SMG Source Interview 2014.
Appeared on Calvin Ayre Interview 2 2014.
Appeared on The Diane Rehm Show 2013.
Appeared on Financial Sense Newshour 2 2013.
Appeared on Breaking Banks Interview 2013.
Appeared on Let's Talk Bitcoin Interview 2013.
Appeared on Calvin Ayre Interview 1 2013.
Appeared on Consult Hyperion Interview 2013.
Appeared on GoldMoney News Podcast 2 2013.
Appeared on GoldMoney News Podcast 1 2013.
Appeared on Financial Sense Newshour 1 2012.
Appeared on DGC Magazine Interview 2012.
Appeared on Keiser Report 2011.
Appeared on AgoristRadio Cypherpunkd 2011.
Education
  • George Washington University
    B.A., Economics, 1985
  • University of Maryland, College Park
    Computer Engineering
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