Collected writing and research from the Paradigm team

Introducing the Foundry Ethereum development toolbox

12.7.2021 | Georgios Konstantopoulos

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 [→]

Joining Paradigm

12.7.2021 | Frankie

I'm excited to announce that I've joined Paradigm as a Research Engineer, to help Fred Ehrsam, Matt Huang, and the rest of the team as they push the boundaries in building a [→]

Paradigm’s New Chief Technology Officer

11.24.2021 | Matt Huang

Like many of our best decisions at Paradigm, the decision to hire Georgios Konstantopoulos in 2020 began in the spirit of experimentation. We knew that great crypto/Web3 engineering talent was [→]

Paradigm’s New Venture Fund

11.15.2021 | Matt Huang

We started Paradigm in 2018 with two strongly-held beliefs. First, that despite being in the midst of a “winter,” crypto was poised to be one of the most important technical [→]

Hiding in Plain Sight

11.11.2021 | samczsun

I like challenging assumptions. I like trying to do the impossible, finding what others have missed, and blowing people's minds with things they never saw coming. Last year, I wrote [→]

Joining Paradigm

11.5.2021 | Nathan Apsel

I’m excited to announce that I’ve joined Paradigm as Chief Financial Officer. I’m honored to work with Fred Ehrsam, Matt Huang, Alana Palmedo, and the rest of the team to [→]

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 [→]

Joining Paradigm

10.11.2021 | Matt Mizbani

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

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 [→]