Georgios Konstantopoulos
Research Partner & CTO

Georgios Konstantopoulos

Georgios Konstantopoulos is the Chief Technology Officer and a Research Partner focused on Paradigm’s portfolio companies and research into open-source protocols. Previously, Georgios was an independent consultant and researcher focused on cryptography, information security and mechanism design. He earned his M.Eng. in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Written by Georgios

Intent-Based Architectures and Their Risks

The road to centralisation is paved with good intents. []

by Quintus Kilbourn, Georgios Konstantopoulos on Jun 01, 2023

Time, slots, and the ordering of events in Ethereum Proof-of-Stake

Introduction On April 2nd, a malicious Ethereum network participant stole $20M from a MEV searcher by exploiting a vulnerability in the mev-boost-relay (see Flashbots’ post-mortem). In the following days, developers addressed []

by Georgios Konstantopoulos, Mike Neuder on Apr 27, 2023

Generating secure randomness on Ethereum using SNARKs

In this post, we propose designs and reference implementations that utilize SNARKs and VDFs to achieve fully secure randomness on Ethereum. []

by amangottumukkala, sinasabet, Georgios Konstantopoulos on Jan 12, 2023

Introducing Reth

Paradigm is excited to announce Reth, a free, open-source Ethereum execution layer client. In this post, we’ll discuss why we are making Reth and what to expect from us in the future. []

by Georgios Konstantopoulos on Dec 07, 2022

Paradigm × wagmi

Paradigm is sponsoring Tom and Jake to focus full-time on building open-source libraries to accelerate web3 frontend development. []

by Achal Srinivasan, Georgios Konstantopoulos on Nov 28, 2022

Cosmos without Tendermint: Exploring Narwhal and Bullshark

As more and more blockchain systems get deployed to production, two problems are frequently encountered: Achieving consensus with high throughput and low latency Building a distributed application on top of that consensus One []

by joachimneu, Georgios Konstantopoulos, andrewkirillov on Jul 29, 2022

Hardware Acceleration for Zero Knowledge Proofs

Introduction Zero Knowledge cryptography is one of the most notable innovations in the last fifty years of computer science. Zero Knowledge Proofs (ZKPs) offer unique properties that make them essential components []

by Georgios Konstantopoulos on Apr 13, 2022

Announcing Foundry v0.2.0

What is Foundry? Foundry is a portable, fast, and modular toolkit for Ethereum application development, written in Rust. Our goal with Foundry is to create the best developer experience for building []

by Georgios Konstantopoulos on Mar 29, 2022

Introducing the Foundry Ethereum development toolbox

I am excited to announce a project we have been developing for the last few months: Foundry. Foundry is a portable, fast and modular toolkit for Ethereum application development. Why Foundry? You should []

by Georgios Konstantopoulos on Dec 07, 2021

Ethereum Reorgs After The Merge

There has recently been discussion about the possibility of miners adopting a hypothetical modified Ethereum client that allows them to essentially accept bribes to make a short reorg of the []

by Georgios Konstantopoulos, Vitalik Buterin on Jul 20, 2021