Collected writing and research from the Paradigm team

The Block Mined In January, 584942419325

3.30.2021 | samczsun

This is the first in a series of blog posts about the bugs I've found in go-ethereum (Geth), the official Golang implementation of the Ethereum protocol. While you don't need a deep [→]

Ethereum Blockspace – Who Gets What and Why

3.25.2021 | Georgios Konstantopoulos

“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 [→]

Surviving Crypto Cycles

3.15.2021 | Fred Ehrsam

Originally sent as a private note to portfolio companies: PDF Founders,In the first 2 months of 2021, crypto prices have already doubled and continue to hit new all-time highs. Bitcoin [→]

The Cartoon Guide to Perps

3.8.2021 | Dave White

Illustrations by: Chelsea Myers About a month ago, I realized I didn’t understand perps. For the cost of $1, a 100x bitcoin perp (short for “perpetual swap”) behaves like $100 of [→]

The Future of NFTs

3.5.2021 | Fred Ehrsam

The future of NFTs and what that means for creators, developers, and communities. With Blake Robbins and Reed Duchscher (manager of MrBeast). Listen here: Apple | Spotify Transcript Reed: [00:00:00] [→]

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 [→]

MEV and me

2.5.2021 | Charlie Noyes

Ethereum’s core insight was that flexible smart contracts allow developers to explore a new frontier of permissionless applications. The explosive growth of decentralized financial protocols built on Ethereum (“DeFi”) is [→]

(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 [→]

Joining Paradigm

1.18.2021 | Dave White

It was the seventh month of quarantine, and DeFi was in the ascendant. One day, wandering the depths of crypto Twitter, I came across an open problem. Its author was finance [→]