Dan Robinson

Research Partner and Head of Research

Dan Robinson

Dan Robinson is a Research Partner and the Head of Research at Paradigm, focused on crypto investments and research into open-source protocols. Previously, Dan was a protocol researcher at Interstellar. Before Interstellar, Dan practiced as a litigation attorney at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. He earned a J.D. from Harvard Law School and an A.B. from Harvard University.

Written by Dan

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 [→]

Power Perpetuals

8.17.2021 | Dave White, Dan Robinson, Zubin Koticha, Andrew Leone, Alexis Gauba, Aparna Krishnan

Introduction This paper introduces a new type of derivative, the power perpetual. If the price of ETH doubles, the ETH^2 power perp 4Xs, the ETH^3 power perp 8Xs, and the [→]

TWAMM

7.28.2021 | Dave White, Dan Robinson, Hayden Adams

Introduction This paper introduces a new type of automated market maker, or AMM, that helps traders on Ethereum efficiently execute large orders. We call it the time-weighted average market maker, [→]

Uniswap v3: The Universal AMM

6.7.2021 | Dan Robinson

Introduction Uniswap v3 (paper) allows liquidity providers to provide custom amounts of liquidity in selected price ranges. This unlocks tremendous capital efficiency gains for liquidity providers who can manually adjust [→]

Liquidity Mining on Uniswap v3

5.18.2021 | Dan Robinson

Uniswap v3 replaces fungible ERC-20 liquidity positions with non-fungible ERC-721 liquidity positions. Does that mean it no longer supports flexible Uniswap-v2-style liquidity mining? Or that liquidity mining programs will have [→]

A Cosmos Thesis

4.8.2021 | Charlie Noyes, Dan Robinson

On Ethereum, all applications run on a shared state machine. In Cosmos, many application-specific blockchains pass assets and other messages between one another. If Ethereum is a mainframe computer, Cosmos [→]

Governance Minimization

10.28.2020 | Fred Ehrsam, Dan Robinson

"THE BEST GOVERNMENT IS THAT WHICH GOVERNS LEAST" — UNKNOWN Those who read my blockchain governance post from 2017 know I was excited about crypto exploring different forms of governance, [→]

Ethereum is a Dark Forest

8.28.2020 | Dan Robinson, Georgios Konstantopoulos

This is a horror story. The Challenge Like any normal person, I spend a lot of time lurking in the #support channel of the Uniswap Discord. (Disclosure: Uniswap is a portfolio company [→]

The Yield Protocol: On-Chain Lending With Interest Rate Discovery

4.1.2020 | Dan Robinson

Read the paper here: PDF Abstract This paper presents a sketch of a new building block for decentralized finance: yTokens. yTokens are like zero-coupon bonds: on-chain obligations that settle on [→]

The Rainbow Network: An Off-Chain Decentralized Synthetics Exchange

3.1.2019 | Dan Robinson

Read the paper here: PDF Abstract This paper presents the Rainbow Network, a design for an off-chain non-custodial exchange and payment network supporting any assets for which two parties can [→]