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Idle Musings

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

OnePlus Nord (EU) Review

9 Nov 2020 6 minute read 0 comments bengy

    I've now been using the EU variant (the US has different versions, as always...) of the OnePlus Nord for the last couple of months, and now I'm feeling like I am now ready to make a review of the mid-range offering from OnePlus. OnePlus is one...

Crypto Rainfall on ShapeShift

6 Nov 2020 2 minute read 0 comments bengy

    In the earlier days of cryptocurrency history, was best known as a simple way to do a non-KYC, pseudo-anonymous swap from one type of cryptocurrency to another. An easy interface which wouldn't require any identifiable informatio...

Exchange contests: Which game are you playing?

27 Oct 2020 4 minute read 0 comments bengy

  Binance and Kucoin are two quite reputable exchanges that regularly run trading contests and other sorts of competitions. Most of the time, unless you have some serious amount of Bitcoin to splash around on very very volatile tokens, it is highl...

PSA: Ledger (hardware wallet) phishing emails!

26 Oct 2020 4 minute read 1 comment bengy

  Hmmm... this wasn't he post that I was expecting to write today, but it is pretty damn important! Today, I had received a pretty weird email from what appeared to be the hardware wallet provider. Ledger. I have a couple of devices from Ledger as...

Trying Synthetix over Optimistic Ethereum (Layer 2 scaling)

4 Oct 2020 4 minute read 2 comments bengy

  Ethereum is the first and most used of the smart contract blockchains. However, due to the way that it achieves consensus via Proof of Work (PoW), it does suffer from network congestion at times when the network is being stressed by usage. User...

Farming comes to Centralised Exchanges

1 Oct 2020 5 minute read 0 comments bengy

        Unsplash   As a relatively risk averse type of person, I've not really chased after any of the DeFi farming rewards that have hyped up the various blockchains over the last month. Sure, I've used and taken part in liquidity provis...

Spark (Flare Blockchain) Airdrop for Ripple (XRP) Holders

21 Sep 2020 3 minute read 0 comments bengy

      Unsplash   Ripple (and it's open sourced cousin, Stellar) are blockchains that aim to facilitate trades between assets that have been digitally represented. This could be fully digital assets like cryptocurrencies, or physical assets that...

3 Interesting Crypto Celebrations this coming week!

7 Sep 2020 6 minute read 0 comments bengy

    Unsplash   This week, there appear to be a few nice little events that have relatively low bars for entry. Well, there is one that has a higher bar, but if you are already on the platform then it is a really low bar... and if you aren't then it...

New Version of Sentiment Questions in Cindicator

31 Aug 2020 3 minute read 0 comments bengy

  I've been slowly plugging away answering questions about cryptocurrency and traditional markets on the Cindicator platform. I does tend to pay out a reward at the end of each month in the form of CND tokens, but it isn't really the real reason t...

Adapting to the new Syndicate Participation Rules (

24 Aug 2020 3 minute read 0 comments bengy

  So, for better or worse, the rules for participating in the discounted (usually 50% off) Syndicate events on the Exchange has changed in the past month or so. Now, in addition to a minimum of 5000 staked CRO (on the exchange and not t...