Dan Robinson
General Partner & Head of Research

Dan Robinson

Dan Robinson is a General Partner and the Head of Research at Paradigm, focused on crypto investments and research into open-source protocols. Previously, Dan was a protocol researcher at Interstellar. Before Interstellar, Dan practiced as a litigation attorney at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. He earned a J.D. from Harvard Law School and an A.B. from Harvard University.

Written by Dan

Leaderless Auctions

Leaderless Auctions are decentralized auctions with no auctioneer. They address the “last look” problem that can emerge when one participant is allowed to act after all others. []

by Dave White, Dan Robinson, Ludwig Thouvenin, Karthik Srinivasan on Feb 13, 2024

Collaborate with Paradigm

Paradigm is a group of builders that supports other builders. Some of our most fruitful collaborations involve deep work with entrepreneurial teams to solve important business and research problems. []

by Matt Huang, Georgios Konstantopoulos, Dan Robinson on Jul 25, 2023

Blend: Perpetual Lending With NFT Collateral

Blend is a peer-to-peer perpetual lending protocol that enables lending against arbitrary collateral with no oracle dependencies. []

by Galaga, Pacman, Toad, Dan Robinson, Transmissions11 on May 01, 2023

Base Layer Neutrality

With this analysis, we hope to ease uncertainty plaguing industry actors and provide clarity around the scope of sanctions compliance obligations. []

by Rodrigo Seira, amyaixizhang, Dan Robinson on Sep 08, 2022

Paradigm Fellowship

At Paradigm, we want to work with the brightest minds in crypto. The Paradigm Fellowship is for that next generation of crypto talent. []

by Matt Huang, Fred Ehrsam, Dan Robinson, Doug Feagin on May 25, 2022

The Dominance of Uniswap v3 Liquidity

New research published today shows that Uniswap Protocol v3 has deeper liquidity in ETH/USD, ETH/BTC and other ETH pairs than leading centralized exchanges. This research demonstrates that AMM market structure []

by Gordon Liao, Dan Robinson on May 05, 2022

Gradual Dutch Auctions

This paper introduces the Gradual Dutch Auction, or GDA, a mechanism that enables efficient sales of assets that do not have liquid markets. []

by Frankie, Dan Robinson, Dave White, andy8052 on Apr 04, 2022


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 rate — []

by Dave White, andy8052, Dan Robinson on Oct 06, 2021

Power Perpetuals

Introduction This paper introduces a new type of derivative, the power perpetual. If the price of ETH doubles, the ETH^2 power perp 4Xs, the ETH^3 power perp 8Xs, and the ETH^5 power []

by Dave White, Dan Robinson, Zubin Koticha, Andrew Leone, Alexis Gauba, Aparna Krishnan on Aug 17, 2021


Introduction This paper introduces a new type of automated market maker, or AMM, that helps traders on Ethereum efficiently execute large orders. We call it the time-weighted average market maker, or TWAMM []

by Dave White, Dan Robinson, Hayden Adams on Jul 28, 2021