#11 Jon Matonis (Chief Economist at Cypherpunk Holdings)
By Blockchain Rock
We are back, and we open this new season with an outstanding guest: Jon Matonis! Jon is a legend of the crypto-world, and you’ll know why by the end of this episode. Jon is the Chief Economist of Cypherpunk Holdings, a Forbes recurrent author, Editorial Board Member at CoinDesk, a Founding and Executive Director at The Bitcoin Foundation, and the author of "How I Met Satoshi", a known Medium article within the fintech community. In this episode, we discuss the Crypto Arms Race, the end game for bitcoin and the three primary functions of money, as well as financial privacy and its importance to economic and political freedom. In addition, we also explore Jon’s story as well as the story of digital cryptography: starting from encrypted email, to VERISIGN, digicash, E-Gold, and the work of the Bitcoin Foundation. A big thank you to Jon for coming on BCR and for giving us your time - we look forward to having the chance to record another episode with you soon.