Jon Matonis's Contributions

Department Of Homeland Security To Scan Payment Cards At Borders And Airports

Travelers leaving or entering the United States have long had to declare aggregated cash and other monetary instruments exceeding $10,000. Now, under a proposed amendment to the Bank Secrecy Act, FinCEN (Financial Crimes Enforcement Network) will also require travelers to declare the value of prepaid cards that they are carrying, known now as "tangible prepaid access devices."

ECB: Bitcoin Rooted In Austrian School Of Economics

The ECB (European Central Bank) has produced the first official central bank study of the decentralized cryptographic money known as bitcoin. In claiming that "The theoretical roots of Bitcoin can be found in the Austrian school of economics," the ECB forever linked Bitcoin to the proud economic heritage of Menger, Mises, and Hayek as well as to Austrian business cycle theory.

Jon Matonis on Bitcoin CryptoCurrency−Is “Digital Gold” the Future of Money?

Oct 31 – Jim welcomes Jon Matonis, an e-Money researcher and Crypto Economist focused on expanding the circulation of nonpolitical digital currencies. Jon explains the definition of "crypto-currency" and discusses Bitcoin, the first true...

Bitcoin Prevents Monetary Tyranny

Bitcoin is not about making rapid global transactions with little or no fee. Bitcoin is about preventing monetary tyranny. That is its raison d’être.

Air Guitars and Bitcoin Regulation

No one really sends or receives bitcoin. They merely transfer their ownership and specific control rights to the block chain on the giant public ledger in the cloud.

Why Are Libertarians Against Bitcoin?

Why are some prominent libertarians and even Austrian economists coming out against bitcoin? To be fair, it's not all but some.

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