Meet the Team: Stephen Novenstern
Pangolin’s Head of Strategy
Head of Strategy
What do you do at Pangolin?
Helping lead our strategic initiatives, a lot of my work is at the intersection of business development and development, aka “Product.”
Working with other DAOs to help them bootstrap liquidity through Super Farms it’s become an obsession to advance the product into being “Google for Liquidity Mining,” progressively decentralizing the offering, and making win-win opportunities for both our community and our protocol partners. Additionally, I’m spearheading the DaaS product!
What’s your favorite song right now?
I admittedly listen to Innerbloom by Rufus Du Sol multiple times a day.
What did you do before working in crypto?
I spent about 10 years in the Programmatic Media industry working with AI/ML technology and its application in the context of marketing optimization.
What originally got you into crypto? What were some of your first investments?
Building ETH mining computers in my then Williamsburg Brooklyn apartment circa 2016 was definitely what pushed me over the top. The combination of everything decentralization stands for philosophically plus passive income was too hard to resist. Plus, I had always wanted to build my own computer and had never done so until then.
What types of projects most excite you in the space (outside of Pangolin, of course)?
I’m extremely interested in GameFi and see it as how crypto will onboard the next 100 million users. Can I say all of the above? Privacy preserving technology is also something I’m extremely curious to follow as ZK tech continues to push the limits of what is possible within web3.
If you could go back in time and give yourself one piece of advice from the day you started investing in crypto, what would it be?
Start building early!
What led to you working at Pangolin?
Being a proud yield farming degen. I also wanted to see Pangolin start creating new ways to partner with the explosively growing Avalanche ecosystem.
Which part of our 2022 Roadmap are you most excited for? And why?
DaaS and Super Farms!
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About Pangolin Exchange
Pangolin is a multichain decentralized cryptocurrency exchange (DEX) on the Avalanche Network. Through advanced tooling, deep liquidity, and smooth onboarding, Pangolin offers easy swaps and a great experience for projects and traders alike.