Sirwin
Sirwin
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Explorations of the emerging crypto-economic models and their potential implications


Web 3 vs. Web 2: Log-ins and Passwords

22 Nov 2021 1 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: Passwords, prompts, emails, captcha or ‘connect wallet’ to log-in to a site? It’s not a difficult choice. As it is coming up on the end of the year, I’ve been going to my various healthcare, HSA, financial sites, etc. to get a lay of the land...

Slaves to Defunct Economists

19 Nov 2021 1 minute read 1 comment jer979!!

tl;dr: Keynes vs. Hayek. The debate isn’t over yet. I know I’ve been on a kick about the book, Devil Take the Hindmost: A history of financial speculation  (blog post), but this is probably the last one, since I just finished it. During the entire bo...

Coordination Headwinds

18 Nov 2021 3 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

Tl;dr:  All problems are coordination problems. Keeping that top of mind is the key. As usual, Venkatesh Rao has a deep take on a common issue. One of his gifts is the ability to abstract the problem into general terms (often with apt and colorful an...

Why is the NY Times Giving Bad Advice?

17 Nov 2021 1 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: Please stop telling people that a “work” week is about time. It’s not. I am not sure why this even is worthy of a blog post other than for the fact that I was overcome by a sense of righteous indignation when I read Roxane Gay’s career advice...

Exploring the NFT Future…in Person

16 Nov 2021 5 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: What I saw and learned at the world’s leading NFT event, NFT.NYC Back in March 2021 when the artist, Beeple, sold his artwork at Christie’s for $69 million, it made really big headlines. The news was significant not only because it was one of...

Leadership Lessons from Losers

12 Nov 2021 2 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: What can we learn from a team that won no games about leadership? Apparently a lot. Ok, it’s probably not fair to title this post the way I did because the story ends with a winning team. In Unexpected leadership lessons from America’s worst h...

Before and After the Revolution

11 Nov 2021 3 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: Exploring where we are within the cycle of history. And probably being wrong. I was reading The Death and Birth of Technological Revolutions, another analysis of the world using the Carlota Perez framework, by Ben Thompson of Stratechery. Ben...

Ultra Scalable Ethereum?

10 Nov 2021 4 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: But does it really scale? That’s the big question facing Ethereum. There is a whole heck of a lot that I don’t understand about Distributed Ledger Technology, of which blockchain is one type. I’m relatively technical, but not a jedi master of...

The Era of Big Tech Nations?

9 Nov 2021 3 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: Big tech may seem big now, but what happens when they really start to become global actors? My brother sent me an article called The Technopolar Moment How Digital Powers Will Reshape the Global Order by Ian Bremmer. It describes how the w...

Forking Reality: Facebook and the Metaverse

8 Nov 2021 2 minute read 1 comment jer979!!

tl;dr: We’re about to fork society even more. The choices we make in the near future will have long-term consequences. By now, a lot of digital ink has been spilled on the Facebook name change. Honestly, I don’t care much about whether it’s a good na...