Economic Musings

Economic Musings

Thoughts on economics - systemic, investments, and cryptocurrencies


What Kind of Idiot Buys Bitcoin Based on a Tweet, Anyway..?

11 Jan 2024 2 minute read 0 comments RealSociology

I'm sure we all had max fun last night (GMT time) watching the price of BTC go up and then DOWN. I personally had no idea what the cause is until I saw THAT denial Tweet, apparently from Gary Gensler saying the SEC account had been hacked and that th...

Splinterlands Battle Mage Challenge: Unprotected/ Schooled in Speed!

18 Nov 2023 1 minute read 0 comments RealSociology

This week's Battle Mage rule set challenge is Unprotected in which the armour buff is negated. Armoured up general strategy.... The first principle has to be to avoid any monsters or summoners who usually have armour, as there's no point. The chances...

Splinterlands Battle Mage Challenge: No Neutrals!

4 Nov 2023 1 minute read 0 comments RealSociology

This week's Battle Mage rule set challenge was No Neutrals in which no neutral monsters may be used in battle, only the ones assigned to the summoner's Splinter! No Neutrals general strategy.... With this rule set it is simply a matter of picking wha...

Wage inflation above price inflation, but is it enough...?!?

19 Oct 2023 1 minute read 0 comments RealSociology

Wages growth in the UK has just over taken inflation for the first time in 2 years according to this BBC News Report. In August 2023, the latest month for which data is available, wages grew by 7.8% on average compared to just 7.1% for inflation. Th...

Bitcoin: A Dumb but innovate Network... ?

5 Oct 2023 3 minute read 2 comments RealSociology

I’ve been reading The Internet of Money by Andreas Antonopoulos recently. You can buy the book here, it’s based on his lectures from a few years ago now! https://aantonop.com/ Below I’ve selected a few quotes from chapter five which focuses on innov...

Craft Breweries Crashing, but no real loss...?

8 Sep 2023 1 minute read 0 comments RealSociology

The number of craft breweries going out of business has trebled in the last year compared to the previous year, with 45 mostly smaller breweries going out of business in 12 months ending March 31st 2023. The reasons for this aren't particularly...

Battle Mage Secrets: Healed Out!

9 Jul 2023 1 minute read 0 comments RealSociology

This week's Battle Mage rule set challenge was Healed Out in which all monsters and summoners lose their healing abilities! Healed Out general strategy.... Anything that can help keep any monster, but especially your tank alive for longer would work...

Splinterlands Challenge of the Week: Legionnaire Alvar Standing Firm!

19 Jan 2023 1 minute read 0 comments RealSociology

This week's Splinterlands Challenge of the Week was to showcase the legendary neutral card: Legionnaire Alvar. This is a very useful tank card with a combined 14 in shields and health and void shield meaning he can't be harmed by magic. However his...

Splinterlands Challenge of the Week: Dragons!

18 Nov 2022 2 minute read 0 comments RealSociology

This week's Splinterlands Challenge of the Week was to showcase Dragons... The battle below features numerous dragons in a tight victory with the Life Splinter and with both teams playing opportunity. I win mainly because of my summoner: the wonderf...

Cyclists are the latest target in the Government's Net....

12 Sep 2022 1 minute read 0 comments RealSociology

The Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, recently mooted the idea of imposing tighter regulations on cyclists in the UK. He raised the possibility of introducing registration plates for bicycles and insurance for riders, suggesting this would be an ef...