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No Governance for Old Men: Coordinating Protocol Upgrades in the Future

July 23, 2017 Comments (0)

By Jon MatonisBitcoin Magazine Friday, July 21, 2017 https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/op-ed-no-governance-old-men-coordinating-protocol-upgrades-future/ Let’s not deploy the nuclear option for every protocol upgrade. Make no mistake. We are witnessing a high-stakes protocol standards battle play out in real time. And it is just as important as last century’s battle for the internet’s TCP standard. Current capacity constraints on the Bitcoin blockchain have brought us to this impasse....

Bitcoin Foundation’s Chief Jon Matonis to Resign

July 19, 2017 Comments (0)

By Michael Casey Wall Street Journal Thursday, October 30, 2014 http://www.wsj.com/articles/bitcoin-foundations-chief-jon-matonis-to-resign-1414691244 Jon Matonis is resigning as executive director of the Bitcoin Foundation, a trade group that supports and advocates for the development and expansion of bitcoin, the digital currency. Effective Friday, Mr. Matonis will be replaced by Patrick Murck, who has been the foundation’s general counsel. Messrs. Matonis and Murck, both founding...

Finally, a Bitcoin Exchange by Traders for Traders

July 11, 2017 Comments (0)

By Jon Matonis Medium Tuesday, July 11, 2017 https://medium.com/@jonmatonis/finally-a-bitcoin-exchange-by-traders-for-traders-664defd2c16f I first met my Globitex.com co-founders Liza Aizupiete and Andris Kaneps at an inspired café in central Copenhagen during early 2015. Their mantra has always been that Globitex is a trading platform built by traders for traders. Unsurprisingly, that guiding philosophy has permeated every design choice since inception. As my background is in foreign currency...

Globitex Bitcoin Exchange in BETA Release

July 10, 2017 Comments (0)

Press Release via Newswire Monday, July 10, 2017 https://www.newswire.com/news/globitex-bitcoin-exchange-in-beta-release-19649686 London, United Kingdom July 10, 2017 (Newswire.com) - A European Bitcoin exchange platform Globitex has rolled out its beta release. Presently running in a limited beta, Globitex is accepting global customers on invitations only. The team includes the former executive director of The Bitcoin Foundation Jon Matonis, serving now as a Chairman at Globitex. "Globitex is...

Cubits Welcomes Jon Matonis on Board of Directors

July 9, 2017 Comments (0)

By Bitcoinist.net Inside Bitcoins Saturday, July 25, 2015 http://insidebitcoins.com/news/cubits-welcomes-jon-matonis-on-board-of-directors/33877 Cubits, known as “Europe's Gateway to Bitcoin”, is a company that offers instantaneous exchange of Bitcoin as well as the storing of Bitcoin through their wallet. With a 3-step process to purchase Bitcoin for new users, and with global availability (excluding the USA) through the 17 accepted currencies, Cubits is arguably one of the easiest...

Craig Wright's New Company is Building a Bitcoin Core Competitor

July 5, 2017 Comments (0)

By Pete Rizzo CoinDesk Tuesday, May 2, 2017 http://www.coindesk.com/craig-wrights-new-company-developing-bitcoin-core-alternative/ Former Bitcoin Foundation director Jon Matonis doesn't waste any time asserting that his new employer is seeking to disrupt bitcoin's established development process. Matonis, who joined the secretive startup nChain today, is quick to state that this is the ambition of the London and Vancouver-based operation he now claims has 60 full-time employees, including...

Bittunes is the Future for Creators

May 19, 2017 Comments (0)

By Jon Matonis Medium Thursday, May 11, 2017 https://medium.com/@jonmatonis/bittunes-is-the-future-for-creators-1b210241aadc We now have Blockchain concepts surfacing for almost everything so of course music was always going to be an attractive and obvious area to target. There are many players in this space now and it has become very fashionable. But there is one Company who’s founder has been actively exploring what the future of music might look like for over 10 years, and since 2006...

Jon Matonis Joins Blockchain Pioneer nChain as Vice President of Corporate Strategy

May 3, 2017 Comments (0)

Press Release via PR Newswire Tuesday, May 2, 2017 http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/jon-matonis-joins-blockchain-pioneer-nchain-as-vice-president-of-corporate-strategy-300449153.html London, United Kingdom May 2, 2017 – Blockchain pioneer nChain announces the appointment of Bitcoin Foundation Executive Director Jon Matonis as its new Vice President of Corporate Strategy.  In this position, Matonis will support nChain’s business growth by developing commercial relationships, and...

It's Not About the Technology, It's About the Money

August 14, 2016 Comments (0)

By Daniel Krawisz Satoshi Nakamoto Institute Wednesday, July 13, 2016 http://nakamotoinstitute.org/mempool/its-not-about-the-technology-its-about-the-money/ Blockchain TechnologyThe Bitcoin world is full of people who know nothing about economics or cryptography; they only know that they could have made millions if they had not sold at the bottom. These people tell themselves that they are redeemable, that Bitcoin is just the MySpace of cryptocurrencies, that they will have another opportunity...

How I Met Satoshi

May 2, 2016 Comments (0)

By Jon Matonis Monday, May 2, 2016 My relationship with the individual known as Satoshi Nakamoto started in early March 2010 when I received an email from Satoshi pointing me to the published Bitcoin white paper and encouraging me to investigate the system and to begin promoting the network by transacting and mining. At the time, I managed a digital currency blog and this was an email relationship with some brief correspondence. Then, on June 4th 2015 during a conference, I arranged to meet...