Collected writing and research from the Paradigm team

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 [→]

How mistX uses Flashbots bundles to provide frontrunning protection

6.1.2021 | Hasu

After covering CowSwap on Uncommon Core a few days ago, today I looked at another "gasless exchange" - mistX. When making a gasless trade, the trader does not pay a [→]

Booby Trapping the Ethereum Blockchain

5.27.2021 | samczsun

This is the second in a series of blog posts about bugs I've found in go-ethereum (Geth). If you haven't already, take a look at Part 1 here. Today's post is about a [→]

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 [→]

Joining Paradigm

5.18.2021 | Casey Caruso

I’m incredibly excited to announce that I’m joining Paradigm alongside Matt Huang, Fred Ehrsam, and the rest of the team in their mission to build a world-class cryptocurrency investment firm. [→]

Everlasting Options

5.11.2021 | Dave White, Sam Bankman-Fried

Introduction This paper introduces a new type of derivative, the everlasting option. Everlasting options give traders long-term options exposure without the effort, risk, or expense of rolling positions. We derive [→]

Understanding Automated Market-Makers, Part 1: Price Impact

4.19.2021 | Hasu

Every day, thousands of people use a decentralized exchange (DEX) for the first time. However, the idiosyncrasies of a public blockchain routinely catch newcomers off-guard, even those familiar with trading on more traditional [→]

Uncovering a Four Year Old Bug

4.19.2021 | samczsun

Every adventure requires a first step - The Cheshire Cat What does it take to find a bug? What about one in a contract that's survived the test of time? [→]

Paradigm CTF 2021 – swap

4.9.2021 | samczsun

When you have eliminated all which is impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth - Sherlock Holmes Paradigm CTF 2021 took place in early February and together, [→]

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 [→]