Sirwin
Sirwin
The Part Time Economist

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.


"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...

What Are Cryptocurrency Wallets? - Crypto Whiteboard 101

27 Aug 2020 7 minute read 15 comments The Part Time Economist

In a previous "Crypto Whiteboard 101" video, we learned that cryptocurrencies aren't physical objects and that owning cryptocurrencies really means owning the public and private keys needed to access funds that are stored on the blockchain. The easie...

New Video Series- Crypto Whiteboard 101

23 Aug 2020 1 minute read 4 comments The Part Time Economist

Those of you who have followed my writing for any length of time know that I tend to be very long-winded sometimes. Although I do like writing longer, more in depth articles, I wanted to change things up a little bit and create some shorter, more con...

How to DeFi - CoinGeko Book Review

21 Aug 2020 3 minute read 3 comments The Part Time Economist

A few weeks ago, I made a post detailing how you can earn rewards by simply logging into the CoinGeko website and claiming your daily "Candy." While that article detailed how YOU can snag some cool crypto-themed rewards, this article is dedicated to...

What Is a Smart Contract?

28 Jun 2020 4 minute read 4 comments The Part Time Economist

Smart contracts are a key component of Decentralized Finance and have numerous applications in non-cryptocurrency related businesses as well. But what is a smart contract? In this article, I want to provide a brief overview of what a smart contract i...

Create Your Own Cryptocurrency Token In Less Than 10 Minutes

12 Jun 2020 6 minute read 28 comments The Part Time Economist

If you have ever thought of creating your own cryptocurrency token, then this article is for you. In today's article, I will show you how to create your own cryptocurrency token in less than 10 minutes. To create your own cryptocurrency token, we wil...