Dan Robinson
Research Partner & Head of Research

Dan Robinson

Dan Robinson is a Research 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.

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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, Dan, Doug 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 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, Dave, 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 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, Zubin, Andrew, Alexis, Aparna 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, Hayden on Jul 28, 2021

Uniswap v3: The Universal AMM

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 their []

by Dan Robinson on Jun 07, 2021

Liquidity Mining on Uniswap v3

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 to []

by Dan Robinson on May 18, 2021

A Cosmos Thesis

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 []

by Charlie Noyes, Dan on Apr 08, 2021

Ethereum is a Dark Forest

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 of Paradigm.) On []

by Dan Robinson, Georgios on Aug 28, 2020