Jacob Godshall

Jacob Godshall is a former professional poker player turned cryptocurrency enthusiast. He is a contributing writer at Unhashed, and aims towards furthering the spread of ideas and important information surrounding all things crypto. In his spare time, Jacob enjoys reading and making electronic music

Analysis Suggests Crypto Trading Could Double in 2018, Coinbase Reaching an ‘Unassailable Competitive Position’

By Jacob Godshall / August 17, 2018 / 0 Comments

New research from US-based investment management firm Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. suggests that crypto trading could double to $4 billion before the end of 2018, Bloomberg reports. The new report titled ‘Crypto Trading — the Next Big Thing is Here?’ suggests that despite current market declines, cryptocurrency offers “a plethora of opportunities for traditional…

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Former CIA Analyst Says Cryptocurrencies are Not a Threat to National Security

By Jacob Godshall / August 17, 2018 / 0 Comments

Former CIA analyst Yaya Fenusie has published a new article on Forbes arguing that although authoritarian governments are working to build cryptocurrency-based financial systems, cryptocurrencies themselves should not be feared or discouraged from a national security point of view. Cryptocurrencies are Relevant to National Security The article was prompted by recent news stories regarding Iran’s plans…

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Crypto Activist Andreas Antonopoulos Calls Bitcoin ETFs a “Terrible Idea”

By Jacob Godshall / August 17, 2018 / 0 Comments

Popular cryptocurrency activist and educator Andreas Antonopoulos responded to questions surrounding the numerous proposed Bitcoin ETF listings filed with SEC recently in the latest edition of his monthly Youtube Q&A series. Contrary to the opinions of most crypto enthusiasts, Antonopoulos stated that he believes Bitcoin ETFs are a “terrible idea”. Antonopoulos argues that Bitcoin ETFs present…

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Contrasting Bitcoin Narratives Abound This Week on CNBC

By Jacob Godshall / August 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

CNBC has published numerous articles this week painting very different pictures from financial industry professionals on the future of Bitcoin. Most recently, host of CNBC’s Mad Money, Jim Cramer, stated that “the sun seems to be setting” on cryptocurrency. Meanwhile, cryptocurrency advocate Meltem Demirors assured CNBC earlier in the week that Bitcoin’s value would soon return, as…

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“Ethereum is blooming and we are doubling down on it,” Says Gnosis Founder

By Jacob Godshall / August 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

Martin Köppelmann, founder of Ethereum predictions platform Gnosis and supporter for Unconditional Basic Income on blockchain, posted a blog post this morning announcing doubled-down support for the Ethereum blockchain. Köppelmann confidently states that Ethereum’s rapid price drop from over $1,300 down to under $300 is nothing to be concerned about, and that the Gnosis project will…

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VeChain Announces Blockchain Vaccine Tracing Solution to Aid in Chinese Health Crisis

By Jacob Godshall / August 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

A recent vaccine crisis in China is leading government officials to consider turning to blockchain company VeChain for support. News first spread in July that hundreds of thousands of Chinese children had received defective vaccines manufactured by a Chinese drug company, causing citizens to cast blame on the government for not providing sufficient oversight to…

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Coinbase’s ‘Toshi’ is Now ‘Coinbase Wallet’

By Jacob Godshall / August 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

Leading cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has announced that the popular Toshi cryptocurrency wallet is being re-branded as the new Coinbase Wallet. In a blog post published yesterday, Coinbase announced that the Coinbase Wallet serves as “part of a larger effort to invest in products that will define the future of the decentralized web and make that…

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Nasdaq Tightens Bond With Gemini Cryptocurrency Exchange, Cryptocurrency Listings Becoming Increasingly Likely

By Jacob Godshall / August 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

In late July, Nasdaq was reported to have hosted a secret closed door meeting with representatives from approximately half a dozen cryptocurrency companies, including the founders of cryptocurrency exchange Gemini, the Winklevoss twins. While the details of the meeting were not released to the press, one unnamed source told Bloomberg that the meeting was meant…

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Ripple Preparing to Enter Into Chinese Markets

By Jacob Godshall / August 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

New statements from the vice president of European Union strategic accounts at Ripple reveal that the creators of the world’s third-largest cryptocurrency are looking to expand their Distributed Ledger Technology software services into China. Jeremy Light told CNBC, “China is definitely of interest, it is definitely a target.” The popular blockchain company has been actively expanding…

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The Future or a Cult? Clashing Opinions on Cryptocurrency in Mainstream Media

By Jacob Godshall / August 15, 2018 / 0 Comments

Polarizing opinions have flooded mainstream media surrounding cryptocurrencies recently, highlighted by Penn Financial Group founder Matt McCall encouraging investors to buy the dip on CNN and former PayPal CEO Bill Harris calling cryptocurrency a cult on CNBC’s Fast Money. Penn Financial Group Founder Says Cryptocurrency is the Future Despite Bitcoin‘s nearly 70 percent price fall…

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