is an e-Money researcher and crypto economist focused on expanding
circulation of nonpolitical digital currencies.
His career has included senior influential posts at Sumitomo Bank, VISA, VeriSign, and Hushmail. Currently, He serves on the Board of Directors for the Bitcoin Foundation, is Tech Contributor to Forbes Magazine, and Op-Ed Contributor to American Banker.
Jon is also Editor of The Monetary Future economics blog and board advisor to startups in bitcoin, gaming, mobile, and prepaid.
His articles include Could Bitcoin Become the Currency of System D?, First Bitcoin Hedge Fund Launches From Malta, Bitcoin Exchange Deal Repatriates Assets To U.S., The Cashless Utopia Mirage, France Plans To Prohibit Cash Payments Over €1,000, Government Ban On Bitcoin Would Fail Miserably, Bitcoin Casinos Release 2012 Earnings, PayPal Assault On File-Sharing Sites Makes Business Case For Bitcoin, Largest Bitcoin Payment Processor Raises $510,000 Angel Round, ECB: “Roots Of Bitcoin Can Be Found In The Austrian School Of Economics”, and Fear Not Deflation.
Jon earned his B.A. in Economics at George Washington University in 1985. He also studied Economics and Computer Software Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park.
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