I'm the CTO and a Research Partner at
a crypto focused investment firm in San Francisco.
My research interests are in Proof of Stake security, Modular
Blockchains, MEV and Zero Knowledge Proofs.
My engineering interests are in building large scale robust data ingestion & transformation
pipelines, which are then visualized and surface valuable insights.
If you find these topics interesting, we are hiring
in internal engineering roles and across the portfolio
. I'd love to see your resume and/or one cool thing you've built on the internet that you're proud of.
Selected Writing / Research
I occasionally write about the topics which interest me the most in
Ethereum Reorgs after the Merge, with Vitalik Buterin:
We investigate chain reorganizations in Proof of Work Ethereum and
explain how they are affected by the Proof of Stake transition.
Ethereum is a Dark Forest, with Dan Robinson:
We narrate our experience trying to whitehat rescue $12,000 and failing
due to being frontrun by a generalized Ethereum mempool bot, a horror story about MEV.
On Staking Pools and Staking Derivatives, with Hasu:
We unpack how decentralized staking pools and staking derivatives work,
and their impact on their underlying Proof of Stake protocols
(Almost) Everything you wanted to know about Optimistic Rollup
Deriving Optimistic Rollups from first principles in a socratic dialogue.
Ethereum Blockspace - Who gets What and Why,
with Leo Zhang:
We analyze the evolving market dynamics around Ethereum's
the base mechanics under EIP1559 & its main
the change in miner income as a result of 1559, and finally
why the proposal would get activated without any problem (which
it did, 6 months later).
I am a big proponent of writing software in the
Rust programming language for
safety, performance and portability: