By @SimonCocking interesting interview with Jon Matonis Monetary Economist. Founding Director at Bitcoin Foundation. CEO of Hushmail. Startup Team at RSA’s VeriSign. Chief Currency Dealer at VISA, and now new advisor to Medichain.

What is your background briefly?

I am a co-founder of the original Bitcoin Foundation with a career that includes senior posts at VISA International, VeriSign, Sumitomo Bank and Hushmail.

Does it seem like a logical background to what you do now?

As a monetary economist and e-Money researcher with a background in emerging markets, I do fit into the advisor role to crypto start-ups adding the experience in the appropriate deployment of public blockchain applications and successful business models.

1 min pitch for what you are doing now?

I serve on boards of crypto currency and blockchain start ups to advance the use cases across several vertical markets, including exchanges, derivatives, lending, capital markets, gaming, medical, and real estate.

Why did you get involved with Medichain?

Some ICOs are small niche ideas, some are home runs. Medichain is a home run because the protocols for blockchain medical applications are in the evolving stages which is when winners are determined.

Why do you think it is such a powerful idea?

Healthcare and medical on the blockchain is in the top 5 for near term disruptive categories — it is the low-hanging fruit with global applications that cross political boundaries.

How can people find out more about 1. The ICO 2. you & your work?

Follow me on twitter: @jonmatonis or subscribe to my Medium page

Anything else you’d like to add / we should have asked?
The decentralized blockchain represents early AI on the internet and the big data from the medical arena pushes AI to the next level. All of humanity benefits from that!

Business Showcase : MediChain

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