Collected writing and research from the Paradigm team

A Guide to Designing Effective NFT Launches

10.13.2021 | Hasu, Anish Agnihotri

Blockchains revolutionized fundraising for open-source software, but not everything worked right from the start. In fact, ICOs of the 2016-2018 era were often horribly broken mechanisms that allowed founders to [→]

RICKS

10.6.2021 | Dave White, andy8052, Dan Robinson

Introduction This paper introduces a new NFT fractionalization primitive: RICKS (Recurrently Issued Collectively Kept Shards). When you fractionalize an NFT into RICKS, the protocol mints new shards at a constant [→]

Martingale Shares

9.14.2021 | Dave White

Summary This paper introduces a new NFT primitive: Martingale shares, or "Mortys." Mortys are synthetics representing fractional ownership of classes of NFTs. They do not require buyouts or oracles, but [→]

Floor Perps

8.31.2021 | Dave White

Overview This paper introduces the floor perpetual, a synthetic NFT that tracks the floor price of a given project and can be minted by locking up NFTs from that project. [→]