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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?


Exploring DeFi on Binance Smart Chain (BSC)

5 Jan 2021 5 minute read 4 comments bengy

  Until layer-2 solutions are fully rolled (ha ha...) out for Ethereum, Defi on the by far the largest alt-chain is going to be a plaything for whales and high net-worth individuals. Interactions with DeFi contracts is expensive at the best of tim...

Beta Testing the KuCoin trading bot

30 Dec 2020 6 minute read 0 comments bengy

    Early in December (or was it late in November?), there was an open call put out by Kucoin looking for people interested in testing out their new in-house trading bots. I figured I may as well give it go, and put my hat in the ring to try it ou...

Ampleforth: A novel way to peg a currency! (#ELI5AMPL Entry)

22 Dec 2020 3 minute read 2 comments bengy

Image from Unsplash. Creating a stable-coin in the volatile cryptocurrency marketplace is a difficult task. Ampleforth is a project that brings a novel approach to trying to create a stable token that can serve as an accepted form of collateral and...

Road-testing Stoic: Cindicator trading bot

17 Dec 2020 3 minute read 2 comments bengy

    I have been a long time user of the Cindicator app to put in predictions on crypto and traditional markets. It is an app where you provide your best guesses for price movements and other market predictions and if you are in a positive balance...

Testing Futures Trading on Kucoin and Binance

7 Dec 2020 4 minute read 1 comment bengy

      Unsplash   A while back, I toy traded Futures derivatives on BitMex and that now seems like a dubious place to be at the moment! At that time, BitMex was pretty much the only place offering derivatives trading on any real scale with a dece...

3rd phase of Synthetix Testnet (2nd layer OVM)

4 Dec 2020 4 minute read 0 comments bengy

  The L2 (Optimistic Ethereum) testing for Synthetix is progressing quite smoothly it seems. The third phase of the testing is now live, and it allows for the claiming of rewards from the OVM L2 to the mainnet Ethereum chain. Just as quick recap,...

Synchonicity (IFC Finals S2R1)

3 Dec 2020 6 minute read 0 comments bengy

    Unsplash   This is my entry for the Information Finding Championship Season 2 finals hosted by @ifc and @apolymask. After a long hiatus, the IFC is back with the topic of "Synchronicity". Unfortunately, as this is a concept that is completel...

WWF Silver (?) pieces

2 Dec 2020 2 minute read 0 comments bengy

  Every now and then, I see the endangered animals series from the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) come up for their 30 year anniversary... actually, the anniversary was quite some time ago! Earlier this year, I saw these founds come up on eBay through...

Ledger Nano X: Hardware Review

30 Nov 2020 5 minute read 0 comments bengy

  I've been a long time user of the Ledger Nano S as the hardware wallet of preference. The upgraded version of the venerable Nano S launched into the red seas of 2019 and was on my wistlist for quite some time. I did pick it up sometime during 20...

AMPLMeme Contest entry!

25 Nov 2020 1 minute read 2 comments bengy

Ahhhh..  we all love the AMPL daily rebasing event.... so many different reactions to it!