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The Part Time Economist

Hi everyone. This is just a place for me to post some of my thoughts and analysis. I hope that someone finds them useful.


You've Got Your 400 UNI.....Now What?

20 Sep 2020 4 minute read 8 comments The Part Time Economist

The release of the Uniswap token (UNI) is the latest in a long line of governance tokens that have been released by popular DeFi protocols. Anyone who made a trade on Uniswap before 01 September 2020 Is entitled to a distribution of the Uniswap token...

Pi Network Overview - Fan Request!

19 Sep 2020 6 minute read 23 comments The Part Time Economist

The official page of the Pi Network states that “Mining crypto is hard, investing in crypto is risky, and too many of us are left out of the cryptocurrency revolution.” Unfortunately, I have to agree with them. Although cryptocurrencies were intended...

Non-Fungible Tokens Explained - Crypto Whiteboard 101

15 Sep 2020 4 minute read 6 comments The Part Time Economist

I remember when I first started learning about cryptocurrency I was quite confused by the concept of a “non-fungible” token. Although the wording sounds fancy, the actual concept behind a non-fungible token is actually quite simple and straightforwar...

What is an "Airdrop" ? - Crypto Whiteboard 101

11 Sep 2020 3 minute read 6 comments The Part Time Economist

A cryptocurrency “airdrop” is a promotional tool in which crypto teams give users crypto in exchange for completing certain tasks. One of the most important lessons that my grandpa taught me is there is no such thing as a truly free lunch. Although u...

Celo -The Cellphone Cryptocurrency Payment System

10 Sep 2020 7 minute read 19 comments The Part Time Economist

Celo is a crypto-currency that wants to make financial services available to anyone that has a mobile phone. One of Celo’s main goals is to make it possible to send cryptocurrency to anyone simply by using their cell phone number. In theory, this wou...

"Hard" and "Soft" Forks Explained - Crypto Whiteboard 101

8 Sep 2020 2 minute read 2 comments The Part Time Economist

As we learned in the previous article, blockchains are constantly evolving, growing, and adding new transactions. Sometimes, as a blockchain grows and develops, it needs to perform an upgrade to better fulfill its function. Sometimes, this upgrade ca...

Overview of "Consensus" - Crypto Whiteboard 101

6 Sep 2020 4 minute read 3 comments The Part Time Economist

By now, most people know that cryptocurrencies aren't physical objects and rather exist as entries on a distributed, public ledger known as the blockchain. Although the blockchain itself is decentralized and distributed across many locations, we stil...

"Pseudonymous" Cryptocurrencies Explained - Crypto Whiteboard 101

4 Sep 2020 3 minute read 6 comments The Part Time Economist

When any new technology is introduced, there are bound to be some misunderstandings and misconceptions.  The myth that cryptocurrencies are "untraceable" was born during the early days of cryptocurrency, but unfortunately persists today. In today's a...

Cryptocurrency Tokens vs Coins - Crypto Whiteboard 101

2 Sep 2020 2 minute read 6 comments The Part Time Economist

In the cryptocurrency world, the terms "coin" and "token" are sometimes used interchangeably. In reality, however, there is a significant difference between a cryptocurrency coin and a cryptocurrency token. In this article, I will explain the differe...

What is "Gas" - Crypto Whiteboard 101

31 Aug 2020 3 minute read 9 comments The Part Time Economist

Over the past few months, one of the most popular phrases in the cryptocurrency world is that "gas prices are so high." If you're new to cryptocurrency, you might be confused as to what "gas" actually is, and why it matters. In this article, I will b...