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The Monetary Future wrote a new blog post titled Featured Articles and Writings of J. Orlin Grabbe
James Orlin Grabbe (/ˈɡreɪbiː/; October 8, 1947 – March 15, 2008) more commonly referred to as J. Orlin Grabbe, or just JOG, was an American economist and prolific writer with contributions in the theory and practice of finance. He was known by his book International Financial Markets, and for mathematical models for options and derivatives used in international finance and foreign exchange. Grabbe wrote articles and essays about personal freedom and governmental abuse, and was an editor of Internet magazines such as the Laissez Faire City Times. Born and educated in the U.S., he pursued his...
The Monetary Future wrote a new blog post titled The Future of Digital Currency Exchanges
By Globitex Medium Friday, January 26, 2018 Board Chairman, Jon Matonis, and Managing Director, Liza Aizupiete, both co-founders of Globitex spoke at the Cryptoeconomy Conference in London on January 26, 2018. Jon: I want to start off by saying something about the three functions of money. If anyone takes an Economics 101 class, the first thing you learn in monetary economics are the three functions of money. You have a store of value, a medium of exchange and unit of account. Those three functions are...
442 days ago
The Monetary Future wrote a new blog post titled Cubits Continues To Make Platform More Accessible
By Aerol Bitcoin Gambling Guide Tuesday, August 23, 2016 Cubits is Europe’s premier Bitcoin payment processor and platform. With development started in 2014 and a launch in 2015, it is still comparatively new. However, it has already made waves in the industry by growing as quickly as it has. The London-based cryptocurrency platform has allowed people to buy bitcoins in a matter of minutes, making it one of the faster Bitcoin sources out there. It is not just the transactions that make Cubits so attractive to customers....
601 days ago
The Monetary Future wrote a new blog post titled The Myth of Legal Tender Has Been Shattered
By SPEAKGLOBAL Thursday, July 30, 2015 London Speaker Bureau - SPEAKGLOBAL Issue 5
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The Monetary Future wrote a new blog post titled No Governance for Old Men: Coordinating Protocol Upgrades in the Future
By Jon MatonisBitcoin Magazine Friday, July 21, 2017 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. The Bitcoin protocol, as the dominant value transfer “network effect” leader, battles against...
789 days ago
The Monetary Future wrote a new blog post titled Bitcoin Foundation’s Chief Jon Matonis to Resign
By Michael Casey Wall Street Journal Thursday, October 30, 2014 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 members, played key roles containing the fallout surrounding bitcoin during some harmful scandals......
794 days ago
The Monetary Future wrote a new blog post titled Finally, a Bitcoin Exchange by Traders for Traders
By Jon Matonis Medium Tuesday, July 11, 2017 I first met my 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 and derivatives trading, I have always aimed to launch a cryptocurrency exchange. In fact, I...
801 days ago
The Monetary Future wrote a new blog post titled Globitex Bitcoin Exchange in BETA Release
Press Release via Newswire Monday, July 10, 2017 London, United Kingdom July 10, 2017 ( - 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 a genuine breakthrough for professional and institutional traders with full support for the FIX...
802 days ago
The Monetary Future wrote a new blog post titled Cubits Welcomes Jon Matonis on Board of Directors
By Inside Bitcoins Saturday, July 25, 2015 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 methods to buy Bitcoin in and even outside of Europe. That demand for Bitcoin is growing too. With...
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The Monetary Future wrote a new blog post titled Craig Wright's New Company is Building a Bitcoin Core Competitor
By Pete Rizzo CoinDesk Tuesday, May 2, 2017 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 infamous developer Craig Wright. As reported by Reuters, nChain was started by Wright, the...
807 days ago
The Monetary Future wrote a new blog post titled Bittunes is the Future for Creators
By Jon Matonis Medium Thursday, May 11, 2017 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 that vision always hinged on the need for a global digital currency to underpin a new model for...
855 days ago
The Monetary Future wrote a new blog post titled Jon Matonis Joins Blockchain Pioneer nChain as Vice President of Corporate Strategy
Press Release via PR Newswire Tuesday, May 2, 2017 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 evaluating opportunities for strategic investments and acquisitions. Jon Matonis is widely...
870 days ago
The Monetary Future wrote a new blog post titled It's Not About the Technology, It's About the Money
By Daniel Krawisz Satoshi Nakamoto Institute Wednesday, July 13, 2016 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 to get in early on some other revolution. These people can be dangerous, but most of them are...
1132 days ago
The Monetary Future wrote a new blog post titled How I Met Satoshi
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 fellow Bitcoin advocate, Craig Steven Wright, for a cup of coffee at the top floor of the AMP...
1237 days ago
The Monetary Future wrote a new blog post titled Former Bitcoin Foundation Director Joins Board of First Global Credit
By Christie Harkin Bitcoin Magazine Tuesday, April 14, 2015 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 gap between bitcoin and fiat currencies through trading services, debt instruments, merchant...
1328 days ago
The Monetary Future wrote a new blog post titled Jon Matonis: "Banking cartels could use private blockchains as blockades"
By Ian Allison International Business Times Monday, September 21, 2015 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 technology. However, it could be argued that the highly regulated and exclusive nature of banking has...
1450 days ago
The Monetary Future wrote a new blog post titled Financial Services Club in Oslo
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.
1491 days ago
The Monetary Future wrote a new blog post titled Bitcoin Is Sedition
By Justus Ranvier Bitcoinism Wednesday, June 11, 2014 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 got the word that Bitcoin isn’t interesting as a currency.   If Bitcoin wasn’t interesting as a...
1491 days ago
The Monetary Future wrote a new blog post titled Bitcoin is Not Campatible With the State
By Oleg Andreev Monday, August 4, 2014 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 resolved by a trusted third party (arbiter). In a nation state it is ultimately some government...
1493 days ago
The Monetary Future wrote a new blog post titled Bitcoin and iGaming: Disruption Comes From Your Blind Spot
By Jon Matonis CoinDesk Saturday, March 14, 2015 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 payment method. Bitcoin provides all three. I recently made the prediction that within five years,...
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