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


Goals and Plans

20 Jul 2020 1 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps. ~ Confucius Today, it is obvious to me that one my goals cannot be reached. I’m struggling to adjust the action steps.

Attention Muscles

17 Jul 2020 3 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: if you can’t control your attention, you can’t win the game, no matter what game it is. I’ve been thinking about the themes of the “Attention Economy” and the “Billion Channel Universe” for over a decade now. It was all based on a post I read...

It’s OK, we’ll wait

17 Jul 2020 2 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: Know where you are on the adoption curve. Be aware of where others are. Behave accordingly. Easier said than done. There came a point in my journey of crypto exploration where I just kind of threw up my hands and said, “I really don’t care to...

When Private Property Dies…

15 Jul 2020 6 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: Is private property at the root of society’s problems today? How might taxes evolve to be less of a drain on people? I read a fascinating article by Alastair Parvin called “A New Land Contract”. It puts forth the idea that a root cause of grow...

83 Tons of Fake Bitcoin…

14 Jul 2020 1 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: Bitcoin v. Gold. One of them can be counterfeited and seized. Back in September, I wrote about the Hamilton vs. Satoshi rap battle video that was making the rounds. “Centralized” vs. “decentralized” banking was the theme. I’m wondering if...

The Rise of Crypto-Morningstars

13 Jul 2020 1 minute read 2 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: a new crop of financial ratings firms is emerging in the crypto industry. A sign of maturation. There are traditional finance metrics like EPS, EBITDA, etc. for assessing the value of traditional organizations. Then, there are crypto-native fi...

Creativity and Virtual Water Coolers

10 Jul 2020 1 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: Allowing for randomness fosters creativity. The location, whether physical or digital, is what matters. One of the observations I’ve seen about the downsides of remote work is the lack of “random” interactions. You know, the kind that happen s...

TikTok and the Digital Cold War

9 Jul 2020 3 minute read 1 comment jer979!!

tl;dr: When the Internet is centralized at chokepoints, nation-states can engage in digital war games. India v. China in Round 1. I’ve long been concerned about the depths of penetration into American and Western society that TikTok has acquired. As...

The Power of Persistent Focus

8 Jul 2020 2 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: Success isn’t difficult. It’s easy. Focus is difficult. Thoughts from Thomas Edison. All the way back in the pre-Covid world of December 2019, I had a post called “Sun Tzu and Why Growth is a Function of Momentum”. My not so earth shattering c...

Elon, Jack, and Multiple Jobs in a Knowledge Economy

7 Jul 2020 2 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: Changing to a knowledge economy mindset has a few shifts. The cultural paradigm of the definition of “work” is one of the biggest. Yesterday, I shared the idea from my brother (the zen storage person at Dell) that the ideal place to be in a Kn...