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Jon Matonis
Works at Bitcoin Foundation
Attended George Washington University
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Belgium - Brussels - When making predictions for the coming year, it’s not just interesting to see what will probably change for the coming year - it’s often just as interesting to see what won’t change despite pressure to do so.
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Executive Director at Bitcoin Foundation. Contributor at Forbes Magazine, American Banker, and CoinDesk. Editor of The Monetary Future. Board advisor to startups in bitcoin, gaming, mobile and prepaid. Previously CEO of Hushmail and Chief Forex Trader at VISA.

Presented at Cards and Payments Innovation Europe 2013.
Presented at Pan-Nordic Bitcoin Conference 2013.
Appeared on The Diane Rehm Show 2013.
Presented at Stockholm School of Economics 2013.
Presented at Bank 2.0 2013.
Appeared on Financial Sense Newshour 2 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.
Appeared on Let's Talk Bitcoin Interview 2013.
Appeared on Calvin Ayre Interview 2013.
Presented at iGaming Super Show 2013.
Presented at SWIFT/TransConstellation Event 2013.
Appeared on Consult Hyperion Interview 2013.
Appeared on GoldMoney News Podcast 2 2013.
Appeared on GoldMoney News Podcast 1 2013.
Presented at EPCA Payment Summit 2013.
Presented at DeepSec 2012.
Appeared on Financial Sense Newshour 1 2012.
Presented at ITWeb Security Summit 2012.
Appeared on Keiser Report 2011.
Presented at KPMG eGaming Summit 2011.
Education
  • George Washington University
    B.A., Economics, 1985
  • University of Maryland, College Park
    Computer Engineering
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The Bitcoin Word Game
www.coindesk.com

How specific words and phrases are being crafted in an attempt to shape the public's perception of bitcoin.

Digital world needs the same rights as in the analogue world
www.neurope.eu

Belgium - Brussels - When making predictions for the coming year, it’s not just interesting to see what will probably change for the coming

The Evolution of Bitcoin, from Behind a Berlin Bar
www.coindesk.com

Celebrating three years accepting bitcoin, bar owner Joerg Platzer reflects on bitcoin's evolutionary changes from the merchants' side.

SecondMarket Officially Launches Institutional Bitcoin Exchange
www.coindesk.com

New York-based SecondMarket is now offering a professional-level bitcoin exchange service available for institutional traders.

Blockchain Awards to Honor Bitcoin Leadership at Bitcoin 2014
www.coindesk.com

Blockchain and the Bitcoin Foundation will co-present the Blockchain Awards at the Bitcoin 2014 Conference in Amsterdam next month.

Corkket.com Takes on eBay and Craigslist With Local Bitcoin Classifieds
www.coindesk.com

The New York startup says it's "more local than eBay, more trustworthy than Craigslist" with secure bitcoin payments.

“Taming the bubble”: investors bet on Bitcoin via derivatives markets
arstechnica.com

Professor: "I really have no way of figuring out what a bitcoin is worth."

Bitcoin Widget
market.android.com

A 1x1 widget for displaying the current value of a Bitcoin and Litecoin. The value can be taken from the following supported exchanges: * Bi

National Australia Bank Turns Back on Bitcoin, Closes Accounts
www.coindesk.com

Australia's bitcoin-friendliest bank turns cold, closing accounts due to 'unacceptable risk' to its business and reputation.

Bitcoin on disruptive tech and the digital currency’s future |
blog.smvgroup.com

What's the future of digital currency Bitcoin? Jon Matonis, Executive Director of Bitcoin Foundation, talks with SMG Source at the 2014 Fest

Canadian Government to End 'MintChip' Digital Currency Program
www.coindesk.com

The Canadian government has announced plans to sell its MintChip digital cash service to the private sector.

IRS Bitcoin Ruling May Have a Bright Side
www.coindesk.com

Last week's IRS bitcoin guidance has reaffirmed bitcoin’s status as “digital gold”, argues Jon Matonis.

CoinDesk Launches Chinese Yuan Bitcoin Price Index
www.coindesk.com

Look out for the new CNY index in the upper right-hand corner of the CoinDesk homepage.

Colombia Stops Short of Bitcoin Ban, Bars Banks From Industry
www.coindesk.com

Despite fears Colombia would ban bitcoin outright this week, regulators have issued only a warning.

New Binary Options Trading Service Takes Bitcoin-Only Payments
www.coindesk.com

Binary options offer an easy way to hedge bitcoin volatility and several operators stand poised to fill the demand.

The IRS Just Made A Crucial Ruling About Bitcoin
www.businessinsider.com

The IRS has ruled Bitcoin should be treated as...

UK Cash-for-Bitcoin Service ZipZap Suspends BTC Transactions
www.coindesk.com

The global cash payment network has 'temporarily' halted digital transactions as its payment processor awaits clarification on regulations.

Leonard T. Nuara
www.prnewswire.com

SUMMIT, N.J., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- First bitcoin swap agreement finalized.