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Maksym Illiashenko

Co-Founder & CEOMy NFT Wars: Riftwardens

Kyiv, Ukraine, 02000

Member Since May 2023


Product Management
Game Development
Executive Leadership


Maksym Illiashenko is a creative, innovative, results-driven leader with over a decade of experience in product leadership, game development and studio management. He has a proven track record of excellence, having personally managed more than 60 successful project deliveries worldwide. Maksym's portfolio includes renowned global products with more than 150 million installs. He also holds a Master's degree from the National Technical University of Ukraine "Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute."

Published content

13 DeFi leading practices CeFi companies would be wise to emulate

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To better meet the changing needs and demands of users, CeFi companies should take a close look at what makes DeFi companies appealing. While there are inherent strengths to be found in both centralized finance and decentralized finance companies, there are certain areas in which DeFi shines, including user empowerment, transparency and reach. While customers may be drawn to CeFi’s perceived security and strength advantages, in an increasingly digital, global economy, if CeFi companies can’t keep up with the user expectations being set by DeFi technologies and protocols, their advantages may come to count for less among younger users and markets (or even disappear altogether). To avoid a slow slide into irrelevance — and to better serve their current users — DeFi companies should take a look at the aspects of CeFi consumers find most appealing. Below, 13 members of Cointelegraph Innovation Circle share a few of the leading DeFi practices CeFi companies would be wise to emulate.

Game developers' role in elevating Web3 gaming — Breaking the stigma


By focusing on these elements, game developers can elevate Web3 games and change the stigma surrounding them. It's all about striking that perfect balance.

10 industry insiders’ tips for devs who are new to blockchain coding

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If they start in the right place and leverage the many available resources, devs new to blockchain can become thriving community members. Tech developers looking for a new challenge may well be turning their attention to blockchain. The space is still fresh enough that a newcomer can get in on the ground floor of exciting new developments and take their place among industry pioneers. However, devs who are used to being “tech gurus” may hesitate at the threshold, uncertain where to begin their professional journey with blockchain. And there’s no doubt there’s important homework to be done before leaping in. Below, 10 members of Cointelegraph Innovation Circle share some tips for curious developers who are new to blockchain coding and programming but want to join the growing professional community.

11 things the United States can learn from other nations’ crypto regulations

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The United States doesn’t have to start from scratch when it comes to developing effective laws and guidelines for crypto. While the U.S. has long been known as a center of innovation and new technology, the nation’s regulatory bodies don’t seem to know quite what to make of the crypto industry. The U.S. is lagging behind countries in Europe and Asia in establishing crypto regulations, and it’s not because the industry is broadly resistant. Indeed, crypto insiders would welcome — are asking for — clear and consistent guidelines. Still, one of the benefits of being late to the party is being able to learn from what’s working in the regions that have forged ahead. Below, 11 members of Cointelegraph Innovation Circle discuss a few of the most important things U.S. regulators can learn from actions taken in other countries as they begin to establish laws and guidelines for crypto.

Company details

My NFT Wars: Riftwardens

Company bio

My NFT Wars: Riftwardens is a revolutionary blockchain-based game that offers a unique blend of strategy and RPG gameplay powered by the highly scalable and decentralized infrastructure of ImmutableX. Our mission is to provide players across the globe with a fun and engaging experience that combines MMORPG game mechanics with the latest in blockchain technology. In doing so, we have created a vibrant community of passionate players driven by a thriving digital economy.


Computer Games

Area of focus

MMO Games

Company size

11 - 50