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?


Extreme Caution Ahead!

14 Nov 2022 3 minute read 0 comments bengy

Unsplash     Unsplash   Oh man... when will this stop. LUNA crash... 3AC going down... small exchanges dying in the backwash... and then we thought it was over, but the biggest (so far...) implosion of FTX dying spectacularly (plus, all the w...

Whee, SPLAT! (This affects more than FTX)

10 Nov 2022 4 minute read 0 comments bengy

Unsplash     Unsplash   Centralised exchanges... hate them, but can't live without them. So, let me get this out of the way for the "not your keys..." crowd. Yes yes, you SHOULD hold your own crypto in your own non-custodial wallets... but le...

Hashflow (HFT) Launchpool on Binance

8 Nov 2022 4 minute read 2 comments bengy

  This Binance Launchpool caught me a bit off guard a few days back when the pool mining began. I had moved a large chunk of my BNB into locked staking as there hadn't been a Launchpool/Launchpad for most of this year... and having the BNB sitting i...

FTX/Binance Drama...

7 Nov 2022 4 minute read 2 comments bengy

Unsplash     Unsplash   Sigh... the last couple of days has seen some drama pop out between Binance and FTX after the Alameda filing seemed to indicate that the sister (trading arm) company of FTX might be slightly less liquid than thought du...

The Costs of Shitting on Others

31 Oct 2022 4 minute read 2 comments bengy

Unsplash     Unsplash   This is a bit of a ranty post that I've been meaning to write for quite some time... but I never really could figure out how to write it without it sounding like a cranky old man having a bit of a verandah yell at the...

It Starts???

19 Oct 2022 5 minute read 9 comments bengy

Unsplash     Unsplash   It is no secret in my direct and extended family that I'm a nerd who loves tech and other crazily nerdy things... lots of computers and gadgets, and the overhaul lack of dress sense and other nerdy things are all clear...

Stormy Times Ahead

14 Oct 2022 5 minute read 0 comments bengy

Unsplash     Unsplash   Sigh... it appears that we are in for "interesting" times in the coming months and decade. Hopefully, I'm just being a Cassandra, or maybe it is just the news that reaches me... but I just have this uneasy feeling that...

Some More Crypto Reading

8 Oct 2022 2 minute read 2 comments bengy

  So, I don't think that I have finished with my book buying splurge at all... and there is going to be a point in time when I'm going to sit down somewhere and start devouring it all... anyway, this last purchase was a set that I've been wanting...

Is Bitcoin Dying?

22 Sep 2022 3 minute read 0 comments bengy

Unsplash     Unsplash   With the Ethereum Merge behind us and successfully (so far...) done without too much fuss and hassle, it is interesting to see if the currently leading altcoin will flippen Bitcoin. More than one commentator in the spa...

Ultra Low Ethereum Gas Fees: Good or Bad?

18 Sep 2022 3 minute read 2 comments bengy

  Phew... what a nerve-racking time that last week was for Ethereum followers! One of the biggest events and technical achievements seemed to go off without a hitch... and we now have the "panda" chain! Well, in a less funny way... we have the Mer...