Matthew Godshall

Matthew Godshall is the editor in chief at Unhashed.com. A graduate of Wesleyan University, Matthew hopes to turn Unhashed into the Internet's premiere site for cryptocurrency resources.

Bitcoin vs Litecoin

Litecoin Creator Charlie Lee Advises Followers to Buy Bitcoin Before any Other Coins, “LTC Included”

By Matthew Godshall / July 17, 2018 / 0 Comments

Litecoin (LTC) creator Charlie Lee took to Twitter today to advise his followers to purchase Bitcoin before any other cryptocurrencies, even the one he created himself. Most controversially, Lee seemed to refer to all other cryptocurrencies besides Bitcoin, including Litecoin, as “shitcoins”. There will be at most 21 million bitcoins in existence. There isn’t even…

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Binance CEO Fires Back at ‘King’ Vitalik Buterin Over ‘Burn in Hell’ Comment

By Matthew Godshall / July 10, 2018 / 0 Comments

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao, also known as CZ, took to Twitter Tuesday to respond to Vitalik Buterin’s much publicized comments telling centralized exchanges to “burn in hell”.  Got asked a few times, re: “Vitalik’s burn in hell”. Let’s not wish others to “burn in hell”. Let’s have a bigger heart, and appreciate the fact that…

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Monero Sidechain Tari Debuts ‘Tari Labs University’

By Matthew Godshall / July 10, 2018 / 0 Comments

Tari, the recently-announced blockchain platform being built as a “merge-mined sidechain of Monero” has debuted a new educational resource called ‘Tari Labs University‘. The new initiative is described on the University’s official GitHub page as “an open source, curated set of materials developed by the Tari Community to help facilitate knowledge transfer and education.” 2/ We’re excited…

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Beginner's Guide to NEO Cryptocurrency

NEO Announces Plans for 3.0 Update

By Matthew Godshall / July 10, 2018 / 0 Comments

A new post released today on the official NEO blog details the China-based smart contract platform’s plans for their upcoming 3.0 update. The announcement is described as a sneak peak of what users can expect from NEO in the coming months. NEO co-founder and Core Developer Erik Zhang had this to say: “NEO 3.0 will be…

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Bitcoin Cash Supporter Roger Ver: “I was Tortured in Federal Prison.”

By Matthew Godshall / July 6, 2018 / 0 Comments

Never start your prison sentence on a Friday. That was Roger Ver’s first piece of advice, given out as part of a revealing new video in which Ver describes his experience being tortured at a United States federal penitentiary. The video gives shocking details of abuses faced by Ver, and by extension, many other prisoners…

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Cryptocurrency Markets

Poloniex vs Bitfinex | Detailed Cryptocurrency Exchange Comparison

By Matthew Godshall / June 22, 2018 / 0 Comments

Poloniex and Bitfinex are consistently among the top 20 most popular cryptocurrency exchanges by daily trade volume. The platforms cater to two different audiences: Poloniex is a cryptocurrency-only exchange with a diverse library of altcoins, while Bitfinex is a platform geared toward serious traders that supports fiat currency and comparatively fewer cryptocurrencies. As we’ll see,…

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Stanford University Creates Center for Blockchain Research

By Matthew Godshall / June 21, 2018 / 0 Comments

Blockchain technology is getting the Stanford treatment. A press release distributed by Stanford Engineering on June 20th revealed that Stanford computer scientists have founded a Center for Blockchain Research at Stanford University. The initiative is led by two professors of computer science, Dan Boneh and David Mazières, and will be dedicated “to researching and understanding a technology that…

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Members of the U.S. House of Representatives Will Have to Disclose Cryptocurrency Holdings

By Matthew Godshall / June 20, 2018 / 0 Comments

The U.S. House Ethics Committee released a memo on Monday revealing that members of the House will have to disclose cryptocurrency holdings worth over $1,000, much as they would any other type of investment. House members will also be required to reveal any sales or purchases of cryptocurrencies in excess of $1,000 no later than…

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Mainframe (MFT) Donates 1000 ETH to Freedom of the Press Foundation

By Matthew Godshall / June 19, 2018 / 0 Comments

Mainframe (MFT) announced in a blog post yesterday that they have donated 1000 ETH, worth about $530,000 at time of writing, to the Freedom of the Press Foundation (FPF), a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting journalists and whistleblowers from censorship. According to Mainframe’s founder, Mick Hagen, the decision to donate to FPF “stems from the mutual…

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What is Monero

Monero: A Model for Decentralized Governance

By Matthew Godshall / June 19, 2018 / 0 Comments

Few cryptocurrency leaders have had as short of a tenure as Thankful_for_today. The BitcoinTalk forum user debuted his new cryptocurrency on April 18, 2014. He proceeded to then alienate the core community members so thoroughly that just 5 days later, on April 24, they decided to fork the project and start their own coin without…

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