For the latest edition of Paralink’s spotlight series, we’re delighted to welcome Denko Mancheski, CEO of Reef Finance. Denko is an advisor and big supporter of Paralink, apart from being one of the most renowned entrepreneurs in the blockchain industry. So it was a delight to have a chat with him and pick his mind.

Here is the full interview.

  1. Why did you choose to advise Paralink?

I chose to advise Paralink because I believe in the team’s vision and I respect Jan’s intelligence and drive. Jan is one of the most talented, driven guys I know and I’ve had the pleasure of working with him side-by-side on some projects. He has always impressed me with his growth mindset and thirst for knowledge.

2. What do you look for when working with a founding team?

Again, I look for things such as coachability and how technically savvy they are. Jan has both of these things in spades. He is really a stand up guy and I know that he will be one of the best entrepreneurs out there.

3. What are some things you think are “broken” in the current state of oracles?

I think that currently it is very laborious to configure an oracle and that is why there needs to be a language such as PQL to configure oracles easily to save time for developers.

4. How do you plan on adding value to the Paralink project?

I plan to help the team with strategic advice, partnership introductions and also some hiring if necessary. I am always available to be a sounding board for those that I work with and so I am excited to see the progress that Paralink will make this coming year.

Paralink Network is a multi-chain oracle platform for DeFi applications powered by Polkadot.