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Matt Godshall

Matt 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.

Interview: Horizen (ZEN) President Rob Viglione Reflects on ZenCash Brand Expansion, Teases November Release for Flagship Apps

By Matt Godshall / November 13, 2018 / 0 Comments

Horizen (ZEN), formerly called ZenCash, is a privacy-focused blockchain network with an ambitious goal: to put consumers back in control of their digital footprint. Last week, I spoke with Horizen Co-founder and President Rob Viglione to learn more about Horizen as well as the platform’s recent brand expansion. What follows are some of the highlights of…

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Coinbase Acquisition Reveals the Exchange’s Interest in Providing Digital Identity Services

By Matt Godshall / August 15, 2018 / 0 Comments

A new report published today by WIRED reveals that leading cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has acquired a San Francisco-based blockchain startup in an effort to bolster the platform’s digital identity features. The five-person company, called Digital Systems, will reportedly be integrated into Coinbase’s Identity team. According to WIRED, Coinbase “says the new arrivals will help the…

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Kim Dotcom, Founder of Megaupload, Announces ‘Kimcoin’: A New Cryptocurrency Aimed at Monetizing Online Content

By Matt Godshall / July 27, 2018 / 0 Comments

Kim Dotcom, the controversial founder of the now-defunct file hosting service Megaupload, has recently announced the development of a new cryptocurrency called ‘Kimcoin’. The coin itself is part of a larger project called ‘K.im Payment’, which is described in the official whitepaper as “a novel approach to monetising digital content.” What is K.im Payment? According…

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Coinbase Exchange Retracts SEC Approval Announcement, Claims It Never Needed Approval for Acquisitions

By Matt Godshall / July 19, 2018 / 0 Comments

In an update to Monday’s story in which leading U.S. exchange, Coinbase Inc., claimed to have received SEC and FINRA approval to go forward with three acquisitions that would effectively allow the exchange to act as a broker dealer for digital coins deemed securities, the San Francisco-based company is now claiming that it received no…

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Bitcoin vs Litecoin

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

By Matt 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 Matt 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 Matt 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 Matt 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 Matt 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 Matt 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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