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


Why Crypto Gives Us All Wings

18 Aug 2020 3 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: Multiple parts of the political world are fragmenting. Less seen is the fragmentation of the digital world. Its impact may be even greater. The other day, we talked about the political Balkanization of the US. There’s another type of potential...

Hits of Capsaicin and the World of “Heat Trips”

14 Aug 2020 3 minute read 1 comment jer979!!

tl;dr: Persistence, patience, and a mindset of gradual improvements…a lesson learned via the Carolina Reaper. Over the last year, I’ve been exploring the world of hot peppers. The heat in a pepper is measured in Scoville Units. A bell pepper has 0, s...

What is That Giant Sucking Sound?

13 Aug 2020 2 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: In 1992, Presidential candidate Ross Perot said that NAFTA would hollow out the US economy. It’s happening… again. In 1992, Ross Perot, ran for President against Bill Clinton and George Bush (41). In many circles, he was dismissed as an irrita...

Inflation and the Law of Unintended Consequences

12 Aug 2020 1 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: Inflation has been officially low for a while now. What happens if we take our eye off the ball? For years now, the Fed has officially “missed” its inflation target of 2% annually. Personally, I just watch our Costco receipts and some o...

Put Up or Shut Up: Decentralized Prediction Markets Change the Game

11 Aug 2020 2 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: DeFi’s growth has been significant, the maturation of a complementary decentralized market could really put some gasoline on the fire. I’ve been watching the evolution of the decentralized markets for predictions for a while now. We may be hit...

The Unchallenged Growth of De-Insurance

10 Aug 2020 1 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: Seeing is believing in crypto.  One of the strongest memes in the space is “Don’t Trust, Verify.” A look at Nexus Mutual. So, with that in mind, let’s look at just one example from the leading crypto-insurance company, Nexus Mutual (NXM). Disc...

Flavors of the Crypto-Epiphany

8 Aug 2020 1 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: Everyone’s path is different. Everyone’s moment of epiphany is different. Everyone’s epiphany is the same. There comes a point in the journey towards the Crypto Futura where one realizes that the arrival of crypto-economic systems is inevitabl...

The Balkanization of America?

7 Aug 2020 3 minute read 3 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: From “melting pot” to an emerging land full of tribal areas with local chieftains, America’s path is winding. I dropped off my car the other day for an oil change and started chatting with the woman behind the counter. A Muslim immigrant from...

Images of the Fiat Money End Game

6 Aug 2020 1 minute read 1 comment jer979!!

tl;dr: Is the Economist the tombstone for fiat? A cover that will life in infamy. Someone asked me the other day, “are you excited about Bitcoin’s rise?” My answer: “I’m really much more saddened by the fact that people are having their wealth and pu...

Money Printing and Climate Destruction

4 Aug 2020 2 minute read 1 comment jer979!!

tl;dr: Efforts to save the economy are going to accelerate climate destruction. The uncomfortable paradox. As I write this, we are on the cusp of yet another stimulus bill from the US government. the Fed is meeting, and yesterday, they announced the...