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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...

Former Bitcoin Foundation Director Joins Board of First Global Credit

January 31, 2016 Comments (0)

By Christie Harkin Bitcoin Magazine Tuesday, April 14, 2015 https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/former-bitcoin-foundation-director-jon-matonis-joins-board-first-global-credit-1429046155 Jon Matonis has joined First Global Credit Board as a non-executive director where he will play an advisory role related to strategic direction, security, due diligence and other matters. First Global Credit is a finance company that focuses exclusively on digital currency products. Its aim is to bridge the...

Jon Matonis: "Banking cartels could use private blockchains as blockades"

October 1, 2015 Comments (0)

By Ian Allison International Business Times Monday, September 21, 2015 https://uk.news.yahoo.com/jon-matonis-banking-cartels-could-184110328.html#6R140AE Bitcoin has boldly blazed a trail for a seamless global financial system, open to anyone on the planet. But this is not a proposition that banks are naturally disposed to. Some people may say Bitcoin has solved a particular value transfer problem and this should not be conflated with what banks are planning to do with blockchain...

Financial Services Club in Oslo

August 21, 2015 Comments (0)

On December 10th, 2014, I spoke on the topic of "Cryptocurrencies and Bitcoin" at the Financial Services Club Nordic Region event. It was held at the lovely Ekeberg Restaurant in Oslo, Norway.

Bitcoin Is Sedition

August 21, 2015 Comments (0)

By Justus Ranvier Bitcoinism Wednesday, June 11, 2014 https://bitcoinism.liberty.me/bitcoin-is-sedition/ The Reaction Ever since the venture capital scene started talking about Bitcoin back in 2013, one of the most frequently cited comments from them is that Bitcoin is interesting for the technology, not the currency. In fact, this  mantra has become so common that it almost sounds… scripted. The Problem What’s going on here? Apparently millions of Bitcoin users around the globe never...

Bitcoin is Not Campatible With the State

August 19, 2015 Comments (0)

By Oleg Andreev Monday, August 4, 2014 http://blog.oleganza.com/post/93767945708/bitcoin-is-not-compatible-with-the-state Bitcoin and State do not go together at all. Neither logically, nor economically. Logically, if you think that the state is a useful and viable institution and Bitcoin is a useful and viable technology, you are lying to yourself. State is a hierarchical construction of “trusted third parties” (TTPs). In theory, some social interactions may involve a conflict that may be...

Bitcoin and iGaming: Disruption Comes From Your Blind Spot

March 22, 2015 Comments (0)

By Jon Matonis CoinDesk Saturday, March 14, 2015 http://www.coindesk.com/bitcoin-and-igaming-disruption-comes-from-your-blind-spot/ It has often been said that bitcoin is the ideal digital casino chip. But what does that really mean? For starters, it means that online gaming, more than anything else, is all about the customer experience. Whether it's a land-based casino or an online casino, gamblers want a seamless experience with immediacy and privacy, and operators want an irreversible...