Jon Matonis

Senior Advisor at nChain and Founding Director for Bitcoin Foundation

Jon Matonis is widely recognised as a leading blockchain and Bitcoin researcher and monetary economist. He and is a non-executive board director for several notable companies in the space. Since 2012, his technology and security writings have appeared in publications such as Forbes, The Times, The Express, CoinDesk, Bitcoin Magazine, American Banker, and PaymentsSource.

Jon is also a founding director for the Bitcoin Foundation which served as the industry’s first nonprofit trade association originally chartered to provide financial compensation for voluntary protocol code developers and to promote the vision of Bitcoin worldwide. His career has also included senior roles with Sumitomo Bank, VISA International VeriSign, and Hushmail, where he was CEO, and VISA International, where he was Chief Forex Trader.

Things you need to know about Jon and nChain

  • nChain and software provider Bitcoin Unlimited (BU) created a joint Gigablock Testate Initiative to test the bitcoin network’s ability to handle significantly larger block sizes.
  • nChain have filed numerous patents for Bitcoin technology.
  • Jon created the first and leading general price index for Bitcoin known as the Bitcoin Price Index (BPI) and hosted the largest ever Bitcoin/blockchain conference to date in Amsterdam during 2014.