Jon Matonis

Chief Economist at Cypherpunk Holdings Inc.

Jon Matonis Bio

Jon Matonis is a Founding Director of the Bitcoin Foundation and his career has included senior influential posts at VISA International, VeriSign, Sumitomo Bank, and Hushmail. His current position is Chief Economist for Cypherpunk Holdings, Inc., a privacy protocol investment company.

A monetary economist focused on expanding the circulation of nonpolitical digital currencies, Jon also serves as an independent board director to companies in the Bitcoin, the Blockchain, mobile payments, and gaming sectors. Jon has been a featured guest on CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg, NPR, Al Jazeera, RT, Virgin Radio, and numerous podcasts. As a prominent fintech columnist with Forbes Magazine, American Banker, and CoinDesk, he recently joined the editorial board for the cryptocurrency journal Ledger. His early work on digital cash systems and financial cryptography has been published by Dow Jones and the London School of Economics.

Jon advocates worldwide for Bitcoin and its disruptive economic implications to a wide variety of audiences, including members of the Federal Reserve, Bank of England, ECB, SWIFT, DOJ, retail payment networks, major financial institutions, financial regulatory bodies, mobile money issuers, iGaming operators, information security firms, hedge funds, gold investors, and family offices.

Source: LinkedIn

Jon Matonis Current Work

  • Cypherpunk Holdings Inc. Chief Economist

Jon Matonis Previous Work

Jon Matonis Education

  • The George Washington University, BA, Economics and Monetary Theory, 1983 - 1985
  • University of Maryland, Economics and Computer Software Engineering, 1980 - 1982

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