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Matt Odell

Matt Odell is the co-founder of CoinPrices, a site that delivers news and analysis on cryptocurrencies.

Reviews by Matt Odell

🔑 1 positive | 💩 5 negative


The incentives seem broken. If Nano is successful then the representative nodes are going to cost a lot of $$ to run and they don't get paid. As a result, I think the network will remain centralized.

2018-06-12 | Full Review


By flagging/freezing the stolen funds, the NEM Foundation has proven what many of us have suspected for awhile now: NEM is way more centralized than it appears at first glance. With so much control over the network, the NEM Foundation is now a target for regulators.

2018-01-29 | Full Review


some chains are setup in a way that either intentionally or indirectly create an incentive to game the gini coefficient. Mostly PoS & MN chains. Dash for instance requires you to split up funds in 1000 dash chunks to run MNs. Makes rich list look way more distributed.

2018-09-28 | Full Review


Stellar famously brags about distributing 20% of stellar to bitcoin holders, but required us to tie our bitcoin addresses to our identities to claim them. They also blocked all US users from participating through a FB based KYC method iirc. Stellar is a joke. *yawn* stellar is a joke.

2018-11-06 | Full Review

Any of the top 7 bitcoin mining pools can already easily 51% attack the bitcoin cash chain at any time. That number will increase to the top 9 pools during the fork as bch hash is split up among the two competing chains...

2018-11-05 | Full Review


If you don't trust your government, the value prop of bitcoin becomes extremely obvious. Russians and Venezuelans are currently driving the largest share of LocalBitcoins volume worldwide. They are using bitcoin to opt-out of dysfunctional governance.

2018-10-26 | Full Review