Stanislav Kozlovski

Why A Bitcoin Investment is a Massively Underrated Opportunity in Today’s Macro Landscape


We live in interesting times. With the advances in technology and the proliferation of the internet — software is eating the world. Coming out of the Great Recession — the world had seen massive economic growth in what was close to a 11 year bull run largely dominated by US…

Remaining resilient through hardships can be made easier


Life can be very tough. When you are trying your best to change things for the better — be it in your professional, physical or mental faculties, you are frequently encountering roadblocks, pushback and overall resistance.

To overcome these obstacles consistently we must learn to be resilient.
Our natural instinct isn’t…

A brief look into the history of the world’s greatest monetary experiment.


It has officially been 50 years since the Nixon shock — August 15, 1971, also a Sunday, when president Nixon went on national television to announce the historic change that the US dollar will no longer be pegged to gold.

Perhaps little people knew how tremendous of a decision that…

Why Balancer Liquidity Bootstrapping Pools are the optimal way for initial token distribution

An optimal token launch for a new crypto project aims to both fairly distribute tokens to community members and bootstrap the necessary liquidity with as little capital as possible. Distributing tokens in such a manner has historically proven to be difficult.

An IEO (Initial Exchange Offering) is one means of…

How Radicle made a splash by leveraging Balancer’s LBPs to ensure optimal initial token distribution and beat the previous record


An increasing number of projects are choosing Balancer’s Liquidity Bootstrapping Pools (LBP) as a means to distribute initial tokens fairly.

LBPs are preferred because they offer numerous advantages — a smooth price discovery process that discourages front-running, an even playing field of participation which results in an even token distribution…

How a Polkadot project executed the most successful LBP yet on Balancer


A successful fair token launch optimally distributes initial tokens and bootstraps liquidity while deploying limited capital. It’s the objective of any serious protocol launch today.

Balancer’s Liquidity Bootstrapping Pools (LBPs) are designed to enable projects to achieve a fair launch in a permissionless way, without requiring deep pockets or complex…

Visualizing Kafka’s most misunderstood configuration setting

Having worked with Kafka for almost two years now, there are two configs whose interaction I’ve seen to be ubiquitously confused.

Those two configs are acks and min.insync.replicas— and how they interplay with each other.

This piece aims to be a handy reference which clears the confusion through the help…

Stanislav Kozlovski

A generally curious individual — software engineer, mediterranean dweller, regular gym-goer, coffee lover and DeFi (Balancer) contributor.

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