Jon Matonis is an e-money researcher and crypto economist focused on expanding the circulation of nonpolitical digital currencies. His career has included senior posts at Sumitomo Bank, Visa, VeriSign, and Hushmail. Currently, he serves on the board of the Bitcoin Foundation.
The crackdown on Liberty Reserve underscores the importance of regulatory expertise to digital currency startups. No wonder Liberty City Ventures (no relation to the indicted company) retained former Treasury officials as advisors.