Esoteric Selections
Esoteric Selections

Esoteric Selections

From the deep reaches of the inner mind, to the lighthearted musings of a friendly conversation, to investing and crypto ramblings, to reflections on pop culture phenomenona: assorted subjects and scattered connections.

Mountain Dew Baja Blast Ice Cream is Coming

21 Mar 2023 1 minute read 2 comments RocketEnthusiast

While there is no official word yet from the fast food chain, it appears that a trademark filed in January reveals that a Baja Blast ice cream may be coming. The trademark page shows that the intended product is under the category of frozen confecti...

The $1 Million Bitcoin Bet

20 Mar 2023 4 minute read 3 comments RocketEnthusiast

In case you haven't heard by now, the former Chief Technology Officer of Coinbase Balaji Srinivasan has made a bet via Twitter regarding the price of Bitcoin. He is betting that, due to incoming hyperinflation, the price of 1 BTC will reach $1 millio...

Coinbase Preps Customers for Ethereum's Shapella Upgrade

20 Mar 2023 1 minute read 0 comments RocketEnthusiast

What is the Shapella Upgrade? The name "Shapella" comes from the combination of Shanghai and Capella. The Shanghai is the name for the execution-layer upgrade, and Capella is the consensus-layer upgrade. Each node, any computer running the Ethereum...

Another Sunday Dose of Crypto Memes

19 Mar 2023 1 minute read 7 comments RocketEnthusiast

I am but a conduit for the collective sense of humor that encapsulates the crypto community. I make no claims to authorship of the following meme roll. The memes are for the people! With all that being said, can we roll the .jpeg's already:...

Hal Finney, Recipient of the First Bitcoin Transaction

18 Mar 2023 4 minute read 4 comments RocketEnthusiast

Hal Finney was a computer scientist and software developer by trade. He was educated at the California Institute of Technology and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering in 1979. After graduating, he went on to develop half a doze...

Your Thursday Dose of Crypto Memes

16 Mar 2023 1 minute read 1 comment RocketEnthusiast

Good evening, P0x'ers! Hope everyone is doing well. You know the deal here; I try to find the latest and greatest in crypto memes and curate them on here for your enjoyment. I make no claims with regards to authorship of these classics. With that bei...

Coinbase Updates Staking Policy

16 Mar 2023 1 minute read 0 comments RocketEnthusiast

In what is clearly an attempt to avoid any legal turmoil, such as that faced by Kraken, Coinbase is updating its staking policy. Instead of Coinbase being the one to provide the reward, it's making it clear that the rewards are coming from the proto...

Your Sunday Dose of Crypto Memes

12 Mar 2023 1 minute read 2 comments RocketEnthusiast

What it is, P0x'ers! Another week gone by, another ripple from the FTX collapse has risen. This time USDC has come unpegged, and it's not looking too good as of this writing. It's such a fluid situation that unless you follow it in real time, you wil...

FAUCET VERIFICATION: Yescoiner - Proof of Payment

12 Mar 2023 1 minute read 2 comments RocketEnthusiast

If you use crypto faucets, you know they are a bit of a grind. Yescoiner is no exception. The first few months I used this website, I just collected sats from the faucet. In case you aren't familiar, Yescoiner is a Bitcoin-powered microblog/faucet. F...

Repurposed Heat From Bitcoin Miners

11 Mar 2023 2 minute read 2 comments RocketEnthusiast

I will never forget my brief time running Bitcoin, back in 2010-2011. Believe it or not, you could turn your laptop into a mining node with just a few programs. Sure, it would render my Macbook useless for doing anything else, eventually destroy the...