Crypto VC Paradigm hires anon developer and high school student as research engineer

Anonymous developer Transmissions has joined crypto VC firm Paradigm.

He tweeted the news that they had joined as a research engineer today. Transmissions will continue to contribute to the ecosystem, though he'll also dedicate time to working with Paradigm's portfolio companies.


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"My primary focus will be on contributing to the thriving open-source crypto ecosystem, continuing to build out the tooling & primitives that will power the future of web3, including Solmate," he said in an announcement post. 

Transmissions previously worked as a core developer and founding member of Rari Capital. His previous work was focused on lowering transaction fees throughout the crypto ecosystem. Though his identity remains anonymous, a bio on Paradigm's website says Transmissions attends high school in California "in his spare time."

Paradigm launched a $2.5 billion venture fund last November.

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