Sirwin
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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?


Things to do before the Bull arrives: Sort your storage

3 Mar 2023 5 minute read 0 comments bengy

Unsplash     Unsplash   ... and another post in the list of things to do before the Bull market arrives. As we are all too aware, during the bull market, there is just too much chaos and hype that is taking up our attention from all sorts of...

Thinking again about Privacy

2 Mar 2023 4 minute read 1 comment bengy

Unsplash     Unsplash   I've written quite a few times about this already... the idea that one of my long-term infrastructure desires for cryptocurrency is the recovery of privacy in our online and real life personas. And as always, the infra...

Things to do before the Bull arrives: Sort your Tax Tracking

26 Feb 2023 4 minute read 0 comments bengy

Unsplash     Unsplash   Now that things are heating up again with some interesting announcements and prices starting to drag themselves off the last "rock-bottom lows", it appears that the last of the capitulation is gone... rugs have rugged,...

Things to do before the Bull comes: Revisiting Crypto Principles

24 Feb 2023 4 minute read 1 comment bengy

Unsplash     Unsplash   Wow, the announcement that Coinbase was going to launch an Ethereum Layer 2 (BASE) using the Optimism stack is pretty cool! A centralised exchange that is going to leverage Ethereum scaling technology to potentially ex...

BUSD: Finding a new stablecoin... (and the end of empire?)

19 Feb 2023 3 minute read 1 comment bengy

Unsplash   Hmmmmm, this is proving to be an interesting week... the US Government is going after BUSD by issuing a cease issuance order against Paxos (who is in charge of issuing and burning the BUSD stablecoin). Probably this is a way to go after B...

Ethereum Account Abstraction

15 Feb 2023 3 minute read 0 comments bengy

Unsplash     Unsplash   Hmmm, it seems like the pieces are starting to fall together for the mass adoption of crypto wallets. If anyone has used crypto wallets before, it would be a stretch to say that the current state of interacting with bl...

Testing out Gyroscope: A New Decentralised Stablecoin Architecture

11 Feb 2023 4 minute read 0 comments bengy

  Ah stablecoins... this hard-nut that is going to be one of the critical parts of the decentralised puzzle is still yet to be adequately solved.... and time is starting to run a little short as we start to see some interest in Central Bank curren...

Ordinals: Bitcoin NFTs (Thoughts)

10 Feb 2023 3 minute read 4 comments bengy

Unsplash     Unsplash   So... now that the fuss has died down a little bit, I have had a bit of time to think and hear more about Ordinals (aka. NFTs on Bitcoin). For those who haven't heard the hype and shrillness from CryptoTwitter and thos...

Reflections from a Farm Part 3: What is Money for?

28 Jan 2023 3 minute read 0 comments bengy

  Ahhhh.. this is really the life, being a guest on a farm! As I had mentioned before, I think the rural/farm life is just too much hard work and stress for me... so, I guess that is why I don't do it! But it is a real pleasure to drop by to visit...

Reflections from a Farm Part 2: Money Flow and Debt

26 Jan 2023 3 minute read 0 comments bengy

  Running a farm seems to take a lot of capital to start up, to invest in equipment, land, crops, livestock... it seems to be an endless array of things that need to be paid for upfront, and then paid off over time. Well, it just seems to be exact...