Paradigm, a venture capital firm founded in 2018 by Coinbase Co-Founder Fred Ehrsam and former Sequoia Capital partner Matt Huang, has hired an anonymous blockchain developer under the alias Transmissions as its research engineer.
The anonymous developer wrote in the firm's blog post that will be contributing to the "thriving open-source crypto ecosystem," including Solmate, a platform for registering weddings on the Solana blockchain.
I’ll also be working closely with our portfolio companies to help them ship secure, fast, and elegant code.
In his bio on Paradigm's official website, Transmissions wrote he previously worked as a core developer and founding member of Rari Capital and attends high school in California "in spare time."
Paradigm's move toward encouraging anonymous developers comes after FTX Ventures, an investment arm of the FTX crypto exchange, wrote in a blog post it plans to spend capital from its $2 billion funds on a set of various cryptocurrency startups, including those developed by anonymous developers.