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Economic Musings

Economic Musings

Thoughts on economics - systemic, investments, and cryptocurrencies


Splinterlands Challenge of the Week: Mitica Headhunter

2 Jan 2021 3 minute read 0 comments RealSociology

This week's Splinterlands Challenge of the Week was to showcase Mitica Headhunter, from (unsurprisingly!) the Earth Splinter. Mitica is a straight up medium-high mana carnage card - 8 mana for 6 damage with piercing and a high speed of 5 giving him...

Splinterlands Challenge of the Week: Short and Sweet Death Elemental Snipe Battle

29 Dec 2020 2 minute read 1 comment RealSociology

This week's Splinterlands Challenge of the Week was to showcase the Death Elemental from the (unsurprisingly given the name) Death Splinter. The Death Elemental is a low mana (3) card which does 2 max damage and snipe and silence at level 7, where I...

Splinterlands Challenge of the Week: Feral Spirit

22 Dec 2020 3 minute read 0 comments RealSociology

This week's Splinterlands Challenge of the Week is to share a battle featuring the most excellent sneaky Feral Spirit. This is one of the Beta cards that I maxed out during the TH Bot rage quit sell-off, and at L10 he's pretty fearsome - 4 damage an...

Are we going to get a Global Financial Reset soon?

20 Dec 2020 2 minute read 1 comment RealSociology

I've heard talk recently of a new Bretton Woods style global reset, but this time with digital money potentially issued by central banks. It's discussed in this video here in which Bank to the Future founder Simon Dixon, who apparently predicted...

I still think Hive has more Utility than Other Chains

18 Dec 2020 2 minute read 0 comments RealSociology

I really enjoyed reading this post by @empoderat - 'three altcoins for your everyday usage- he's well worth a follow btw. I actually went straight to Binance and bought some more AVA on the back of reading it, and I will now almost certainly aim to g...

Mutual Credit Clubs - Crying out for a Blockchain Solution?

14 Dec 2020 3 minute read 1 comment RealSociology

The basic idea behind Mutual Credit Clubs is to operationalise the trust that already exists between groups of local traders who know each other and trade with each other and turn that trust into something tangible, like access to credit. The theory...

Splinterlands Challenge of the Week: Mantoid

13 Dec 2020 2 minute read 0 comments RealSociology

This week's Splinterlands Challenge of the Week is to share the neutral, sniping Mantoid. I already shared a battle on my main account, but trust me this one is much better - I crushed my far superior opponent and was awarded 70 points for the victor...

A few thoughts on bank accounts, buying land and the limits of Blockchain for fighting State power...

12 Dec 2020 2 minute read 2 comments RealSociology

I finally got around to opening a Portuguese bank account today, which I apparently need if I want to buy land in the country. I really wasn't in the mood for dealing with Portuguese systems this morning, but Friday is my weekly food shop day in Fund...

Splinterlands Challenge of the Week: The Mantoid

10 Dec 2020 2 minute read 0 comments RealSociology

This week's Splinterlands Challenge of the Week is to share the neutral, sniping Mantoid. This is a pretty awesome card TBH - 3 damage at level 6, and 6 health, and snipe with net, although it is a little heavy on the mana for what you get! The batt...

The problem with Bitcoin Videos on YouTube (and the Bitcoin narrative more generally)

9 Dec 2020 2 minute read 3 comments RealSociology

I often wonder what kind of information people new to Cryptocurrency use to inform themselves and make decisions about whether to 'buy-in' or not. And I must say I pity anyone who uses YouTube and simply queries 'should I buy Bitcoin', because if the...