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?


Silvergate?

14 Dec 2022 3 minute read 2 comments bengy

Unsplash     Unsplash   Well... I just had a long long drive... and during these times, I am listening avidly to podcasts across a wide range of topics. Normally, I'm going in chronological order... but there are a few podcasts that get bumpe...

Driving and Trading

11 Dec 2022 3 minute read 2 comments bengy

Unsplash     Unsplash   Well... driving and trading, obviously not at the same time! I've been driving quite a bit since I've gotten back to Australia, and I've sort of come to think of some of the parallel behaviours of people with respect t...

Moving more off exchange!

10 Dec 2022 2 minute read 0 comments bengy

  Binance is the last exchange that I still have more than a dusting of crypto upon.... and I have been dawdling a bit on this one. After all, if Binance goes down, we are all in for a bit of a long long winter and pain... lots of pain! That said,...

Well, this is a little bit unsettling (and one of the problems that crypto is supposed to solve)

7 Dec 2022 2 minute read 2 comments bengy

Unsplash     Unsplash   Well... this little post in the Quarterly Review from BIS (Bank of International Settlements) crossed my feed this morning. Titled "Dollar debt in FX swaps and forwards: huge, missing, and growing" it is quite a disturbi...

The Lull???

5 Dec 2022 2 minute read 0 comments bengy

Unsplash     Unsplash   So, after the huge implosion of FTX and the potential still unknown insolvency of Genesis that might or might not take down the parent company DCG... it is eerily quiet. You could almost think that the storms have past...

Attending a Binance Industry Meetup

1 Dec 2022 5 minute read 4 comments bengy

  Well... I tend to try to keep the crypto meetups to a minimum, partly out of shyness and partly out of being a bit worried about how I might interact with people who have money on their minds so often. I did do a STEEM/HIVE meetup in Netherlands...

Rotating ASX Stocks

26 Nov 2022 4 minute read 0 comments bengy

  So, before the crypto markets, there existed something called the stock market... a weird beast, I have had some experience with it before and it is quite primitive compared to the centralised and decentralised crypto markets that we are ordinar...

Hooked Protocol ($HOOK): Binance Launchpad (Thoughts)

25 Nov 2022 4 minute read 0 comments bengy

  Wow... I feel like it has been several ages since the last Binance Launchpad... I guess in a bear market, there aren't that many projects launching, but those that are are getting a good deal of free and quiet air as there is very little hype arou...

Who did this to SNM?: I'll take it...

21 Nov 2022 3 minute read 1 comment bengy

Who did this to SNM?: I'll take it...   Hmmmmmm... someone is playing funny pump and dump games I think! SNM... I can't even remember why I have a bag of this on Binance! I don't even remember buying it, and I have no idea when it was from.......

Collecting Transaction records: Settling in for Crypto-implosion

17 Nov 2022 3 minute read 0 comments bengy

Unsplash   With FTX going belly up, and the news that Genesis (huge huge huge counterparty/loan platform) is stopping withdrawals due to a liquidity shortfall... well, it is safe to say that the waves from the earlier collapses in the year are...