Stefan Stankovic

Stefan Stankovic
Skopje, Macedonia

Stefan Stankovic

Journalist
Skopje, Macedonia
Stefan is a part-time crypto reporter and a full-time podcast addict. He holds a master's degree in Commercial Law with a graduate thesis in cryptocurrency regulation.
  • The FTX Saga: Lessons We Knew but Didn’t Learn

    The FTX Saga: Lessons We Knew but Didn’t Learn

    After Do Kwon, Three Arrows Capital, and Alex Mashinsky set the standard for outrageous misbehavior in the crypto space this year, Sam Bankman-Fried’s spectacular fall from grace has recalled one of the Internet’s most popular memes: “Hold my beer.” This week, it was revealed that SBF, as he’s known in crypto circles, blew a $10

    Opinion

  • Aptos Airdrop Season Is Coming. Here’s How You Can Profit

    Aptos Airdrop Season Is Coming. Here’s How You Can Profit

    In crypto, new network launches are typically followed by airdrop seasons. These “seasons” are periods when all the new projects that have successfully built applications on the network’s testnet get ready to launch them on mainnet. To spur activity and attract new users to their product, they airdrop an allocation of their native token to

    Education

  • Harpie Review: Can This On-Chain Firewall Solve Web3’s Security Problem?

    Harpie Review: Can This On-Chain Firewall Solve Web3’s Security Problem?

    Harpie’s on-chain firewall lets crypto users connect their Web3 wallets and create a safe transacting environment and protect themselves against crypto’s most common attack vectors. Crypto’s Security Problem As crypto and decentralized finance have risen in popularity over the last couple of years, so have cryptocurrency-related attacks, including targeted user thefts and protocol exploits. According

    Product Reviews

  • What Is Aptos? Inside the New Move-Based Layer 1 Chain

    What Is Aptos? Inside the New Move-Based Layer 1 Chain

    Aptos is a scalable Proof-of-Stake Layer 1 blockchain that uses a novel smart contract programming language called Move. The project is developed by Aptos Labs, a blockchain startup led by two former Meta employees. Aptos Unpacked Aptos is a Proof-of-Stake-based Layer 1 blockchain that combines parallel transaction processing with a new smart contract language called

    Analysis

  • Crypto Winter Is Rough. Here Are Five Essential Survival Tips

    Crypto Winter Is Rough. Here Are Five Essential Survival Tips

    It’s been a brutal year for crypto investors. After an extended market rally saw the global cryptocurrency market capitalization top $3 trillion in late 2021, Bitcoin and other digital assets have been battered by macroeconomic turmoil, suffering a decline that’s sent many of last year’s new crypto adopters running for the exit. Today the space

    Analysis

  • Four Signs a Digital Dollar Is Coming (and Why You Should Care)

    Four Signs a Digital Dollar Is Coming (and Why You Should Care)

    Introducing a “digital dollar” central bank digital currency would radically change how the world interacts with money, and based on recent developments, the U.S. seems to be open to the idea.  What Are Central Bank Digital Currencies? Money in the U.S. currently comes in three forms: central bank money, which represents a liability of the

    Analysis

  • U.S. Regulators Are Coming for Crypto. How Will the Future Look?

    U.S. Regulators Are Coming for Crypto. How Will the Future Look?

    The U.S. government’s approach to crypto regulation will determine whether the industry evolves to flourish or flounders into obscurity.  The U.S. Crypto Regulatory Landscape Crypto regulation is coming to the U.S.—and it’s likely to have a major impact on the future of the industry. The first key distinction to consider when analyzing the current state

    Analysis

  • CFTC Is Suing a DAO. Here’s Why DeFi Users Should Be Alarmed

    CFTC Is Suing a DAO. Here’s Why DeFi Users Should Be Alarmed

    In the lawsuit, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission claimed that “DAOs are not immune from enforcement and may not violate the law with impunity.” CFTC Sues Ooki DAO in Landmark Case The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has launched a controversial attack on a DAO, and it could have serious consequences for DeFi. In a Thursday

    Analysis