Blockchain pioneer nChain has announced the appointment of Bitcoin Foundation Executive Director Jon Matonis as its new Vice President of Corporate Strategy. In this position, Matonis will support nChain’s business growth by developing commercial relationships, and evaluating opportunities for strategic investments and acquisitions. Jon Matonis is recognised as a leading Bitcoin researcher and is a non-executive board director for several companies in the space.
Matonis was also a founding director for the Bitcoin Foundation which served as a first non-profit trade association originally chartered to provide financial compensation for voluntary protocol code developers and to promote the vision of Bitcoin worldwide. His career has also included senior roles with Sumitomo Bank, VISA International, VeriSign, and Hushmail.