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.


Cryptocurrency: What It Is and How To Get Started

18 Apr 2020 2 minute read 11 comments The Part Time Economist

"Just as the global economy was finally recovering from the 2008 financial crash, the emergence of a worldwide pandemic once again pushed humanity up against the edge of financial Armageddon. With millions of people thrown out of work and governments...

Important PSA - Backup Your Crypto Wallet Right Now!

13 Jan 2020 6 minute read 21 comments The Part Time Economist

Quick PSA Quick public service announcement - go back up your crypto seed phrases and passwords right this minute.  Why is this important? When we are dealing with cryptocurrency, there is no centralized authority that can help us recover our account...

Crash Course Crypto - Help Your Family Understand Crypto This Holiday Season

1 Dec 2019 3 minute read 6 comments The Part Time Economist

During the holiday season, we have the chance to see family members whom we have not talked to in a while. Perhaps one of your family members mentioned that they have been "mining Bitcoin" or that they have been investing in cryptocurrencies. If you...

8 Beginner Questions About Stablecoins Answered

26 Nov 2019 3 minute read 4 comments The Part Time Economist

In response to one of my recent articles, a reader asked for a more in-depth explanation of what stablecoins are and how they work. As I thought about this question, I realized that sometimes it is good go get back to basics and that many people may...

Exchange Crypto With Coinbase Pro (Beginner Tutorial)

6 Nov 2019 2 minute read 4 comments The Part Time Economist

Cryptocurrency exchanges allow you easily convert one cryptocurrency into another crypto, but why is this useful? Perhaps you currently hold Bitcoin, but you need a small amount of ETH to pay for a gas fee on a decentralized website. Or, maybe you ha...

The Key to Success?

18 Aug 2019 1 minute read 4 comments The Part Time Economist

"The lesson is that a new platform is a land grab. If you want lots of followers on it, you have to join before its clear that the platform will succeed (Kawasaki, 2015, p.233). As I read about this quote for one of my business courses, I instantly...

Startup Success - Picking the Right Team

7 Aug 2019 3 minute read 0 comments The Part Time Economist

Building the Right Business Team In his book titled The Art of the Start 2.0, Kawasaki claims that recruiting the right people for a startup is both exciting and crucial to the success of the organization (2015, p.173). Kawasaki's comments make intu...

Open-Source Starter Pack

30 Jul 2019 2 minute read 1 comment The Part Time Economist

In 10 days, I will complete my last course and earn my Masters of Business Administration. The reason I say that is because I was able to make it through college without ever paying for Microsoft Office. In this post, I want to share my "Open-source...