Sirwin
Sirwin
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.


Origin Materials May Actually Secure a Tesla Partnership

28 Jul 2022 1 minute read 0 comments RocketEnthusiast

Origin Materials bills itself as "the world's leading carbon negative materials company." The company has developed a proprietary tech platform that converts biomass into useful materials, capturing carbon in the process. Their mission is "to enable...

Fed Announces 75 bps Rate Hike, Bitcoin Continues Daily Surge

27 Jul 2022 1 minute read 1 comment RocketEnthusiast

The Fed has just announced a 75 basis point raise to combat continued inflation. This is the second 75 bps raise in as many months. The raise comes as really no surprise, as markets had pretty much priced it in. Some were expecting the possibility of...

US Recession seems likely, pending confirmation

27 Jul 2022 1 minute read 1 comment RocketEnthusiast

Famous American investor and "Big Short" Michael J. Burry has taken to Twitter tonight with an eye-popping Tweet: A last hurrah before the US economy is officially in a recession? The stock market is already in a bear market. Perhaps Mr. Burry is su...

Coinbase Under SEC Probe, Stock Tumbles

26 Jul 2022 1 minute read 1 comment RocketEnthusiast

Coinbase is under scrutiny today, as it was announced this morning that the company is under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Specifically, they are questioning whether or not certain digital assets should have been registered...

It's Impossible: Calling a Bottom for Bitcoin

26 Jul 2022 1 minute read 0 comments RocketEnthusiast

Many people think that Bitcoin may have finally bottomed at around the 20k level. There are some who believe there is further room to the downside, pointing to 13-14k as a bottom before it can finally start going back up to a new high. Then, of cours...

Beverage Review - BioSteel

25 Jul 2022 1 minute read 0 comments RocketEnthusiast

My local convenience store chain pinged me on their app this morning, offering me a free product to try. They usually do this about once a week. What I picked up today was a sports drink called BioSteel, "Rainbow Twist" flavor. It was completely new...

What is $300k of Dogecoin awarded by Coinbase last August is worth now?

23 Jul 2022 1 minute read 0 comments RocketEnthusiast

Remember Coinbase's Dogecoin contest last summer? If you need a refresher, last June anyone who bought $100+ in Dogecoin on the Coinbase exchange was entered to win $100, $30k, or $300k worth of Doge. This was just after the token had reached its pea...

Origin Materials - Week in Review #3 (July 18-22)

23 Jul 2022 2 minute read 1 comment RocketEnthusiast

Institutional Position Changes CTO/Co-Founder Ryan Smith from the 2022 Sun Valley Forum This video was just posted to YouTube this week, featuring Chief Technology Officer and company co-founder Ryan Smith speaking at the 2022 Sun Valley Forum. His...

eBay Video Game Flipping

21 Jul 2022 2 minute read 1 comment RocketEnthusiast

For years, I have flipped video games on the side for extra cash. While I don't do it nearly as much as I used to, it can be very lucrative if you know what to look for & put the time/effort into it. Due to career and family, however, I simply don't...

Origin Materials - Week in Review #2 (July 11-15)

16 Jul 2022 1 minute read 0 comments RocketEnthusiast

Downgrade from Refinitiv/Versus to Start the Week Prof. Mascal to Present at American Chemical Society Webinar Professor Mark Mascal of the University of California, Davis will present at the virtual "Frontier Fridays" event hosted by the ACS on Aug...