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.


Splinterlands DEC-B Proposal = Capitulation???

1 Jan 2023 1 minute read 1 comment The Part Time Economist

The Splinterlands team recently revealed a proposal that will simultaneously give players deep discounts on purchasing in-game items like land potions, upgrading guild halls, and purchasing skins while also boosting the price of the in-game Dark Ene...

Reviewing 2022 in Cryptocurrency

31 Dec 2022 1 minute read 0 comments The Part Time Economist

Less than 12 short months ago, BTC was trading at over 50K, Ethereum was trading at over 4K, and the entire crypto world looked forward to 2022 with the hope that easing lockdown restrictions and a growing economy would bring good fortune to the cry...

Splinterlands Soulbound Rewards - Another Nerf or Brilliant Anti-Bot Measure??

24 Dec 2022 1 minute read 0 comments The Part Time Economist

The Splinterlands blockchain-based video game has considered introducing solulbound NFT rewards cards in an effort to stop bots from farming the rewards, selling them, and driving down the value that real players earn from interacting with the game....

Save America for only $99 - Analyzing Trump's Superhero NFT Drop

18 Dec 2022 1 minute read 7 comments The Part Time Economist

Donald Trump's recent superhero NFT drop quickly sold out, and the floor price of the Trump NFTs on OpenSea is currently sitting at about 4X the initial purchase price of $99. This implies that both the collection and initial Trump NFT investors rec...

Cryptocurrency and Contrarian Investing - Fear and Greed + RSI Explained

11 Dec 2022 1 minute read 3 comments The Part Time Economist

The legendary Warren Buffet once said that it is wise for investors to be “fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful.” Similarly, the infamous Nathan Rothschild said that "the time to buy is when there's blood in the streets...

Forbes Article Gets $100 Billion Bitcoin Price Prediction WRONG???

10 Dec 2022 1 minute read 3 comments The Part Time Economist

Outrageous cryptocurrency price predictions are nothing new with many people seeking to gain clout and followers by predicting either an extremely high price or, in other cases, predicting that the price of bitcoin will go to zero. While sensational...

Nexo Calls It Quits - Why Regulatory Uncertainty Hurts US Crypto Users

7 Dec 2022 1 minute read 6 comments The Part Time Economist

Over the past couple of years, we have seen the worst of the worst when it comes to crypto lenders. Celsius, FTX, and countless other firms have lost billions in customer funds and face accusations of mismanagement. So, if there was a cryptocurrency...

Coinbase Wallet vs Apple - What Does It Mean For Your NFTs??

4 Dec 2022 1 minute read 3 comments The Part Time Economist

In the latest cryptocurrency drama, many Apple users woke up to find that they could no longer sell or transfer their NFTs out of their Coinbase wallets. This nasty surprise is all thanks to Apple's policy which requires a 30% cut of all in-app purc...

Grayscale, wBTC, and Self-Custody - FTX Fallout Continues

26 Nov 2022 1 minute read 1 comment The Part Time Economist

In the weeks since the complete implosion of the FTX cryptocurrency exchange, it has become clear that billions of dollars worth of customer funds weren't the only casualty of this disaster. In addition to the massive loss of wealth, the market is f...

FTX Implosion - Another Day, Another Failed Crypto Exchange

19 Nov 2022 1 minute read 1 comment The Part Time Economist

In a situation that has become far too familiar to cryptocurrency investors, the FTX cryptocurrency exchange recently filed for bankruptcy. As a result, customers have lost around $8 Billion. Although we have become accustomed to failures of cryptoc...