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.


Speed, Fees, and Decentralization - Why Blocksize Matters.

21 May 2022 1 minute read 1 comment The Part Time Economist

In contrast to other forms of payments, cryptocurrency transactions are not processed sequentially. Rather groups of transactions are bundled into "blocks" that are then processed and added to the blockchain. However, there is a finite limit to how...

Not So Stable??? - An Analysis of Stablecoins

14 May 2022 1 minute read 6 comments The Part Time Economist

The recent collapse of the Terra ecosystem and the Luna cryptocurrency has left many investors holding worthless bags of a failed crypto, and the collapse of the UST stablecoin has shaken the confidence that many crypto investors had in stablecoins....

Coins VS Tokens - Is There a Difference, and Does It Matter?🤔

8 May 2022 1 minute read 8 comments The Part Time Economist

What's a cryptocurrency token, what's a coin, and does the difference even matter? In today's post, I'll provide a beginner-level overview of the difference between cryptocurrency coins and crypto tokens. To briefly summarize, a coin is the native a...

What Is Impermanent Loss - DeFi Made Simple 🤓

7 May 2022 1 minute read 1 comment The Part Time Economist

  Impermanent loss refers to a situation in which a person can "lose" money lending cryptocurrency on DeFi protocols while simultaneously increasing the value of their holdings. In my opinion, impermanent loss is one of the most difficult crypto con...

Bitcoin, Africa, And The International Monetary System

1 May 2022 1 minute read 2 comments The Part Time Economist

It was a big week for cryptocurrency with the announcement that the Central African Republic has become the second country to adopt Bitcoin as a national currency. Although that is certainly a cause for celebration among the Bitcoin community, I thin...

NFT Games VS Traditional Gaming Expectations

16 Apr 2022 1 minute read 1 comment The Part Time Economist

NFT games are often thought to be a perfect combination of fun as well as earning potential. In theory, blockchain based NFT games are designed to allow players to have a fun, enjoyable gaming experience while also giving players several ways of ear...

Time For a Break From Crypto - Here's What's Next For the Channel

20 Mar 2022 1 minute read 3 comments The Part Time Economist

For the past two years, my channel has been devoted almost exclusively to crypto content, and I feel that the time has come to return to the roots of the channel by talking about a wide range of topics. Crypto will certainly play a role, but I want t...

Cryptocurrency Executive Order - What Does It Mean?

13 Mar 2022 1 minute read 3 comments The Part Time Economist

US President Joe Biden recently signed an executive order that directed various US government agencies to study a wide range of cryptocurrency related topics including future regulation, consumer protection safeguards, and the possibility of a CBDC (...

Crypto, Russia, Ukraine, and Lessons to Be Learned

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

As we witness the ongoing war in Ukraine, there are so many lessons to be learned with regards to political strife, conflict, and the struggle for power. Although those issues clearly take center stage, I do think the conflict in Ukraine also has sev...

Crypto and the Canadian Trucker Protest.....What Can We Learn?

20 Feb 2022 1 minute read 19 comments The Part Time Economist

Michael Saylor is one of the most well known cryptocurrency advocates. Thanks to his bold move of investing in BTC, his company earned a hefty reward, and Saylor has been able to use this success to showcase the merits of crypto. Although I tend to a...