Georgios Konstantopoulos
Research Partner & CTO

Georgios Konstantopoulos

Georgios Konstantopoulos is the Chief Technology Officer and a Research Partner focused on Paradigm’s portfolio companies and research into open-source protocols. Previously, Georgios was an independent consultant and researcher focused on cryptography, information security and mechanism design. He earned his M.Eng. in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Written by Georgios

Hardware Acceleration for Zero Knowledge Proofs

Introduction Zero Knowledge cryptography is one of the most notable innovations in the last fifty years of computer science. Zero Knowledge Proofs (ZKPs) offer unique properties that make them essential components []

by Georgios Konstantopoulos on Apr 13, 2022

Announcing Foundry v0.2.0

What is Foundry? Foundry is a portable, fast, and modular toolkit for Ethereum application development, written in Rust. Our goal with Foundry is to create the best developer experience for building []

by Georgios Konstantopoulos on Mar 29, 2022

Introducing the Foundry Ethereum development toolbox

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 Foundry? You should []

by Georgios Konstantopoulos on Dec 07, 2021

Ethereum Reorgs After The Merge

There has recently been discussion about the possibility of miners adopting a hypothetical modified Ethereum client that allows them to essentially accept bribes to make a short reorg of the []

by Georgios Konstantopoulos, Vitalik on Jul 20, 2021

On Staking Pools and Staking Derivatives

The transition from Proof of Work (PoW) to Proof of Stake (PoS) is Ethereum’s most anticipated milestone since its inception. Instead of using the energy-costly PoW to extend the blockchain, []

by Hasu, Georgios on Apr 23, 2021

Ethereum Blockspace - Who Gets What and Why

“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 []

by Georgios Konstantopoulos, Leo Zhang on Mar 25, 2021

Establishing Bounds for Miner Revenue in EIP-1559

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 and ETH holders []

by Hasu, Georgios on Feb 26, 2021

Miners will accept EIP-1559, here is why

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 ready []

by Hasu, Georgios on Feb 22, 2021

How does Optimism's Rollup really work?

At Paradigm, we work very closely with the companies in our portfolio. That work includes diving deep with them in their protocol design and implementation. We recently talked about the mechanics of Optimistic []

by Georgios Konstantopoulos, Hasu on Jan 29, 2021

(Almost) Everything you need to know about Optimistic Rollup

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 system []

by Georgios Konstantopoulos on Jan 27, 2021