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


Free Private Cities

14 Mar 2022 2 minute read 2 comments jer979!!

Going all the way back to mid-2016 (an eternity in crypto time), I’ve been pondering the implications of the arrival of supra-national currencies on the modern concept of the nation-state. Some of the better posts on this topic include: Blockchains,...

The Problem with DeFi

10 Mar 2022 1 minute read 3 comments jer979!!

One of the things that I’ve begun to appreciate since starting at Radix is that one of the biggest problems, if not the biggest, in DeFi isn’t the availability of capital. The fact is that money moves around the cryptoverse relatively quickly and as...

Decentralized Alignment

10 Mar 2022 1 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

I was in two calls yesterday with different members of the Radix community which helped me extend my thinking about what a Decentralized Marketing Organization might look like. What’s so potentially powerful about Web3 is the opportunity for some ser...

Innovation in Financial Services

8 Mar 2022 2 minute read 1 comment jer979!!

An article in the WSJ introduces the topic: Which Banks Lead the Way in Innovation: Overall, the financial-services sector doesn’t score particularly well. But there are pockets of excellence. According to the Drucker Institute, which studies innovat...

Smart Contract NFTs

7 Mar 2022 2 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

The NFT craze has been derided by many as nothing more than “JPEGs.” But NFTs are going to be big and important as I’ve written about before and on many other occasions. One area, however, that hasn’t received any attention from me (or others for tha...

DeFi as a Service

4 Mar 2022 2 minute read 2 comments jer979!!

I was reading Maggie Hsu piece on Go-to-Market in Web3: New Mindsets, Tactics, Metrics because I was looking for new frameworks for how to be an effective Web3 CMO. As I’ve shared before (and will share again), one of the biggest growth areas that I...

The (not so) Simple Transaction

3 Mar 2022 1 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

One of the parts I enjoy about diving into the infrastructure of Decentralized Finance, which my position within the Radix network allows me to do, is that I get to approach transactions of value in the way that a scientist might approach research. T...

The End of the 401k Plan Administrator

2 Mar 2022 1 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

I was thinking about my post from yesterday, Why DeFi Will Win: A 401k Migration Story, and then it further dawned on me that the concept of a 401k Plan administrator is going to become obsolete. While a quick Google search did not immediately reveal...

Why DeFi Will Win: A 401k Migration Story

1 Mar 2022 2 minute read 1 comment jer979!!

I don’t know which platform(s) will be the predominant foundation for the next wave of finance. What I do know (or strongly believe, at least) is that the next wave of finance is going to take place on a decentralized network. Call it Fintech 3.0 (wh...

Reason and Derangements

25 Feb 2022 2 minute read 1 comment jer979!!

In his essay, Derangements, Venkatesh Rao offers up the perspective that we have abandoned a world of logical reason in favor of a world of emotional “vibes,” which leads to the pervasive set of derangements that seem to plague our society. Here’s hi...