Sirwin
Sirwin
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?


Updated Ledger Nano S (Plus)

24 Jan 2023 2 minute read 2 comments bengy

  The original Ledger Nano was a pretty useful tool for people who wanted to store and secure their own crypto... the concept of a hardware wallet was a huge step up from paper and brain-wallets which were pretty horrific in terms of usability......

.. and dump again! (SNM)

23 Jan 2023 2 minute read 0 comments bengy

  Hmmmm, SNM seems to be the gift that keeps on giving... it is some really obscure coin that I have lying around on my Binance account that I must have bought years ago... and it has just sat there just taking up space on my screen and otherwise no...

Real World Governance is Poop!

21 Jan 2023 2 minute read 0 comments bengy

  Honestly, the area of shares, company governance, and the stock market is one area is ripe for the introduction of blockchain or some sort of decentralised infrastructure that isn't the completely analog, snail-mail crap show that currently exis...

Taking part in the KZG Summoning Ceremony (Ethereum Dank-sharding)

20 Jan 2023 2 minute read 0 comments bengy

  Ahhhh.... Ethereum will always be infected with the humour of the nerds, which is a nice relief from the endless Game of Throne references. Anyway, the KZG Summoning ceremony is a "trusted setup" to launch the KZG commits. KZG commits is the cry...

Airdrops, Lockdrops, Claimdrops...

18 Jan 2023 3 minute read 4 comments bengy

Unsplash     Unsplash   Sigh... I was getting around to doing the Flare airdrop just a moment ago and will finish it off later. Well, if anyone remembers, Flare was the smart contract platform that was piggy-backing off Ripple... and the tim...

Coinbase (COIN) Stocks?

17 Jan 2023 3 minute read 2 comments bengy

Unsplash     Unsplash   Earlier in the year (well, late last year...), I was looking at different stocks to buy after a Lithium based one did pretty decently and I was able to sell a chunk and go shopping on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX...

Back to First Principles

10 Jan 2023 4 minute read 1 comment bengy

Unsplash     Umsplash   Ahhhh... the hype train seems to have left cryptocurrencies for a bit and migrated over to AI or something like that. It is sort of nice that when all the money is gone, that we have the ability to see which projects a...

Looking Forward: Financial Thoughts

6 Jan 2023 4 minute read 2 comments bengy

Unsplash     Unsplash   Being a household of two freelancer musicians, it can be difficult to keep a long term outlook on our finances. We don't have the obligatory superannuation on individually invoiced jobs when they are for students or fo...

Decentralised Exchanges?

23 Dec 2022 3 minute read 0 comments bengy

Unsplash     Unsplash   So, in the aftermath of FTX and all the confusion about which CEX is solvent or not.... and how far and long the contagion of Luna/3AC, Greyscale and all the interlinked dominoes goes... there has been more and more ta...

Some Holiday Reading

16 Dec 2022 2 minute read 2 comments bengy

  As I've gotten older, I've remained quite idealistic at heart about social and economic issues... but equally so, as I've grown older I've also grown a little bit more jaded and allowed the more rational part of my brain to be more of an influen...