Georgios Konstantopoulos

Research Partner

Georgios Konstantopoulos

Georgios Konstantopoulos is 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

Ethereum Reorgs After The Merge

7.20.2021 | Georgios Konstantopoulos, Vitalik Buterin

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 [→]

Ethereum Blockspace – Who Gets What and Why

3.25.2021 | Georgios Konstantopoulos, Leo Zhang

“Market that can operate freely is like a wheel that can turn freely: it needs an axle and well-oiled bearings. How to provide that axle and keep those bearings well [→]

Establishing Bounds for Miner Revenue in EIP-1559

2.26.2021 | Hasu, Georgios Konstantopoulos

Goal of the analysis Establish lower, middle and upper bounds for how much miner revenue will be burned Analysis We believe that the impact of EIP-1559 on both miner revenue [→]

Miners will accept EIP-1559, here is why

2.22.2021 | Hasu, Georgios Konstantopoulos

EIP-1559 is one of the most highly-anticipated Ethereum upgrades of all time, radically changing how users bid for transactions, among other major benefits. EIP-1559 has overwhelming community support and is technically [→]

(Almost) Everything you need to know about Optimistic Rollup

1.27.2021 | Georgios Konstantopoulos

One of the biggest challenges in the Ethereum ecosystem is having low latency and high throughput under tight resource constraints (e.g. CPU, bandwidth, memory, disk space). The decentralization of a [→]

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 [→]

Joining Paradigm

7.20.2020 | Georgios Konstantopoulos

I’m excited to announce that I’m joining Paradigm as a Research Partner to help Matt Huang, Fred Ehrsam, Charlie Noyes, Dan Robinson, Arjun Balaji, and the rest of team Paradigm to continue building the best asset management [→]

Analysis of EIP-2593 (Escalator)

6.24.2020 | Hasu, Georgios Konstantopoulos

Today, we continue our analysis of blockspace market proposals by looking at EIP-2593, more widely known as “escalating bid algorithm”, or simply “escalator”. It is being advertised as an alternative to EIP-1559 with a [→]

Analysis of EIP-1559

6.10.2020 | Georgios Konstantopoulos, Hasu

If implemented, Ethereum improvement proposal (EIP) 1559 will be the largest change to how users bid for blockspace in any of the major blockchains. While the proposed rules are relatively simple, the [→]