Jim Puplava, President of PFS Group and host of Financial Sense Newshour, 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 crypto-currency, which he describes as ''digital gold." Jon and Jim discuss the potential of Bitcoin, if it will eventually compete against government monopoly currencies, and if crypto-currencies could in fact become the future of money itself (10/31/2012).
Jon Matonis on Bitcoin CryptoCurrency: Is "Digital Gold" The Future Of Money? The audio file is hosted below or you can download here.
Articles referenced during the interview:
Bitcoin Foundation Launches To Drive Bitcoin's Advancement (9/27/2012)
Brainwallet: The Ultimate In Mobile Money (3/12/2012)
Key Disclosure Law Can Be Used To Confiscate Bitcoin Assets (9/12/2012)
The Bitcoin Richest: Accumulating Large Balances (6/22/2012)