Sirwin
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Economic Musings

Economic Musings

Thoughts on economics - systemic, investments, and cryptocurrencies


On the economics of my new portable gas heater

30 Oct 2020 3 minute read 0 comments RealSociology

I picked up a portable gas heater a few days ago, which is pretty much my only heating option for the winter, My preferred option of getting a wood burner installed looks like it's out of the question - the cabin's owner is very open to the idea but...

What are the best Splinterlands Cards to Level Up: Water Splinter

29 Oct 2020 3 minute read 0 comments RealSociology

The Water Splinter is notorious for pounding magic attacks, with two of its summoners giving a plus one magic boost. Combined with a decent range of heal, triage and self-heal cards, and cleanse options (an under-rated ability IMO), a magic-heavy wat...

There's more earning potential in LEO compared to Hive!

28 Oct 2020 2 minute read 3 comments RealSociology

Historically I've earned a lot more as an author and curator on Hive compared to LEO. Despite creeping into the T20 LEO earners for the last two months I have only historically ever earned around 8% in LEO compared to what I've earned in Hive per mon...

Who Bought All the Rusties?!?

26 Oct 2020 1 minute read 0 comments RealSociology

Rusty is THE DUFF card of the Splinterlands canon - there is no more useless card than the Rusty Android, but for some reason someone's been on a buying spree and pushed the price up eight times overnight. I know regular Rusties were selling for $0.0...

The Incredible Compounding Effects of Hive

24 Oct 2020 2 minute read 0 comments RealSociology

I tend to take a long term view of my Hive investment, typically buying Hive with my HBD rewards (or converting if it's rational to do so) and Powering it Up, and then using that Hive Power to earn around an 11% curation return. It strikes me that th...

The Leo/ Hive Earnings Flippening...

17 Sep 2020 2 minute read 3 comments RealSociology

Historically I've earned a lot more as an author and curator on Hive compared to LEO. Despite creeping into the T20 LEO earners for the last two months I have only historically ever earned around 8% in LEO compared to what I've earned in Hive per mon...

The WLEO Liquidity Pool - Insane Returns for Minimal Risk

15 Sep 2020 3 minute read 0 comments RealSociology

The WLEO Liquidity Pool bonus seems like the deal of a Leo Lifetime, even before the crazy LEO price pump we're all hoping for! As I understand it, 300 000 LEO will be distributed over a 12 week period proportionate to amount of WLEO stakeholders pro...

The Incredible Compounding Effects of Hive

12 Sep 2020 2 minute read 2 comments RealSociology

I tend to take a long term view of my Hive investment, typically buying Hive with my HBD rewards (or converting if it's rational to do so) and Powering it Up, and then using that Hive Power to earn around an 11% curation return. It strikes me that th...

I've just invested in Beer Brew 02, for a guaranteed 20% return after 3 months

4 Sep 2020 2 minute read 8 comments RealSociology

If you're looking for a fun and alternative investment, then @cryptobrewmaster's Beer Brew 2.0 is definitely worth a look (IMO, this is not financial advice). All you need to do is to buy 100 Euros worth of CryptoBrewMaster tokens (or you can use exi...

Crypto awareness and adoption increasing rapidly in the UK

25 Jul 2020 4 minute read 2 comments RealSociology

A recent survey of 3000 adults in the UK reveals that Bitcoin awareness and adoption has increased rapidly since 2019, but from a low base! And there's some unexpected trends in the characteristics of owners - the millennials seem to be selling off,...