Idle Musings
Idle Musings

Idle Musings

Shower thoughts about subjects both great and small! Crypto, Society, Governance... What does it mean for Ponies to have Cutie Marks?


Take Cover and Snipe!

12 May 2022 4 minute read 0 comments bengy

Unsplash     Unsplash   Phew... what a rollercoaster couple of days, and I guess the worst of it is still to come as the secondary effects of the LUNA/UST cataclysm start to become known. Well, let us hope that there aren't too many crypto tr...

Exploring another privacy L2 on Ethereum (Zksync)

9 May 2022 4 minute read 0 comments bengy

  I've been harping on about privacy in crypto for quite some time, and it has been one of the things that I've been looking out for over the last couple of years... with privacy first blockchains, privacy L2s and privacy as a service on the ATOM/...

Playing around on Aztec Network (Ethereum Privacy)

1 May 2022 4 minute read 3 comments bengy

  I've mentioned it quite a bit, but one of the missing infrastructure pieces for cryptocurrencies and blockchains is privacy. Many of the existing blockchains have been developed with openness and transparency first and foremost... but these are...

Decentralised Investment Banking (ONDO): Coinlist Crowdsale

29 Apr 2022 5 minute read 0 comments bengy

  Well well... it has been quite some time since we have seen a CoinList crowdsale! And this next one in the middle of May is quite an interesting one as well.. Now, normally, I'm more interested in the back-end stuff and the infrastructure sorts of...

A new model of Airdropping: Optimistic Ethereum

27 Apr 2022 5 minute read 0 comments bengy

  For anyone who has been in crypto for a while, airdrops are a bit of a necessary evil. Initially, they were seen as a way to incentivise and bootstrap a community... and as people soon found out, human nature is what it is, and the "community" c...

"Me Too" Projects

18 Apr 2022 3 minute read 2 comments bengy

Unsplash   With the slightly unexpected (to me...) runaway hit of the Binance Launchpad project Stepn (GMT), we are now into the part of the cycle where some of the copy-paste derivative projects on different chains have started to rear their p...

Importing MEXC data with Cointracking

13 Apr 2022 4 minute read 0 comments bengy

  Keeping up with crypto accounting is still a bit of a nightmare when you have accounts across a number of exchange. There isn't really a standard for reporting and exporting CSVs... and APIs mostly work... except when they don't, or when they mi...

Splashing out on Crypto Accounting Software (Cointracking)

31 Mar 2022 4 minute read 1 comment bengy

  Sigh.... the day had come when I would need to start upgrading through the various tiers of crypto accounting software. I remember back fondly to the days of crypto accounting in the Netherlands, where we only needed to do a single yearly snapshot...

Checking in on the Polkadot Parachain Auctions

28 Mar 2022 3 minute read 12 comments bengy

  Sigh... I had let my interest in the Polkadot parachain auctions lapse a bit over the last month or so... there was the move to Australia and setting up in a new place, and that took quite a bit of time and brain-space. However, as I've mentioned...

Juno Prop 16: My Thoughts

27 Mar 2022 4 minute read 0 comments bengy

  One of the things about crypto-governance tokens is the fact that they are supposed to be used to govern... and not just sit around being staked as passive income for a number go up sell event. You know... the hint in the name of the type of the...