Introductions 👋

Hi everybody, I’m Valentin, or Val for short :wave:
I’m a financial engineer by craft, I worked ~2 years as a C++ quant developer in HFT and have been working in mechanism design for DeFi / NFT Finance protocols for the past year.

I have been in the Ethereum ecosystem since 2017 (many crypto winters ago).

I am particularly interested in all market design and microstructure topics applied to the MEV supply chain problems.
I am also well-versed in NFTs, and their culture, from generative art to PFPs. I also like Trading Card Games (TCG) and am overall excited by tokenization of Real World Assets (RWA).

I created for MEV enjoyers to contribute and fetch back content (research papers, blog, articles, YouTube videos, podcasts, Twitter threads […]) since I could not find a single location for everything MEV, which made onboarding to the ecosystem more challenging. We already have collaborators to whom I am deeply thankful.

My favorite robot is Clank, from Ratchet & Clank

Thank you so much Flashbots for offering so many resources to the wider community.
See you around! :cowboy_hat_face:


Hi! I am new here ia am private devlopper, researcher ,looking for MEV bot arbitrage


I am mteam and I write MEV stuff at and tweet at @mteamisloading

I am interested in searching and MEV research. I have been searching long-tail for the past few years. Recently I have been diving into the MEV research rabbit hole and builder censorship. I love to learn about mechanism incentive design and cool intents technology like SUAVE. I am a programmer at heart: first TI-83, then Python, then Go (yuck), now :crab:.

I like to talk to people who are smarter than me. Please DM.

I am an active member of the flashbots discord. Don’t tell him I said this, but I am getting tired of Yannick’s cat memes.

Wall-E is my favorite robot.


Hello everyone, I’m Mateusz. I’m a developer by day for a fintech automation startup, interested in learning more about crypto from the data side to be able to run experiments and analysis locally.

Looking forward to learning more!


Hey everyone, I’m Stengarl :wave:

I fell down the rabbit hole recently : it was the conference that got me enthusiastic about MEV.

I’m particularly interested in MEV Research. The way it combines game theory, computer science, economics & more is fascinating, and all the progress made in MEV will be forever useful for blockchains and beyond

To be fair, I am completely new to the MEV space and don’t know how to code. But I’m always keen to learn, and I’m starting to write summaries to keep up (like the MEV Workshop summary, for example).

Thanks for reading, and thanks Flashbots to make so much knowledge accessible to all :pray:

Favorite Robot : Legion from Mass Effect


Which parts of the MEV landscape are you interested in?

Relay, Mempool Access, Searcher & Trade Analysis Utils

Are you involved in any initiatives or projects working on MEV?

We just opened streaming real-time Ethereum mainnet mempool access for free during beta testing for our Adaptive RPC Load Balancer, comparable to enterprise offerings from bloXroute, Blocknative.

Read more:

Signup here:

Don’t wait. We’ll be out of beta testing within the next few weeks, and free access will be gone forever.

What is your experience with the Flashbots products and research?

  • Led Ethereum MEV-Boost Integration for Coinbase Cloud

Are you part of any other communities in the broader ecosystem of MEV/Ethereum/crypto?

Sui/Avax/Cosmos Infra

We develop & maintain several high quality open source web3 libraries and offer an assortment of web3 infra related products & services.
Ethereum Go client library

Ethereum Kubernetes Infra

  • Beacons
  • Validator Clients
  • Web3Signer
  • MevBoost
  • Foundry

Serverless Ethereum

  • BLS signatures
  • Validator deposit generation
  • Secure keygen + encryption

What is your favorite robot?
Elliot Alderson as Mr. Robot

What we do generally:
The Cloud Platform for Microservices & SOA Development
Zeusfyi handles cloud resource provisioning, app deployment, and configuration even with complex requirements like GPUs, NVMe setups. We even help you architect the solution you need.


Hi, I’m Conor, a mechanism design researcher with Nethermind. I’ve been studying incentives in blockchains (basically MEV) for the last 4 years. I’ve had a dormant Flashbots Forum account for a while because I was too lazy to set up the 2FA, so have just been reading in the shadows until now. Hoping to add to the forum discussions from now on though. :pray:


Im infrastructure enginneer working on HPC field . i have 3 experiences years. I can deploy with small cluster build on bare metal , system benchmark about networking , storage . Also administrator. I’m join crypto about 3 years, star from 3/5/2020 . I’m researcher . Thank for your consider.


Hi! I am nicolasochem on github/twitter, I built the MEV infra from the ground up on the Tezos blockchain, I am interested in PBS and enshrining. I have used flashbots protect to make some trades, I attended both SBC mev conferences. My favorite robot is Bender from Futurama.


Hi everyone, my name is m. @mehranhydary on twitter.

I founded Castle ( and I’m currently working on Arena (a trading terminal for meme coins).

In my spare time, I love diving into Uniswap related smart contracts and I recently started jumping into SUAVE. My working in the coming months will be related to cross-chain swaps and eliminating MEV concerns for Arena.

Excited to collab with ya’ll.


hi iam tyson
computer science student just started exploring MEV and i have 2 years experiance in crypto


iam happy to join flashbot community


hi im kruathi intrested in flashbot idea


Hey, my name is Vishwa (hrojantorse on twitter). I am a MEV LARP and buildoor/researchoor.

Had the opportunity to spend time with @dmarz @Quintus @Tina and others at the UNISUAVE researchathon during Devconnect Istanbul.

Have been ideating, experimenting and hacking with a solver/compiler that brings intent execution to users as default for all DEFI. The protocol design aims to allow dapps built on top of it to inherit sophisticated execution from a network of solvers.

We see SUAVE as a key piece of infra to replace the role of the auctioneer AND also view TEEs as a unique opportunity to host and execute solver logic.

Excited to share ideas and prototypes as we ramp up experimentation in-house.


Hi. I’m Norman Hirsch. I joined this forum to try to seek help how to use flashbots on metamask to transfer my ENS domains to another ETH address. I’m like an old dog trying to learn a new trick.


Hey all, I’m Sandman(@sandman2797 on Twitter). I have been a cross-chain maxi since past 2 years. I am researching in the intents space looking to solve the cross-chain UX once and for all. Are we really gonna let Solana manlets walk all over us? I’m not! Chain abstraction is one of the biggest problems right now.

  • Which parts of the MEV landscape are you interested in?

Auctions. Trustless auctions particularly. I was naive to think UniswapX solves everything. But it’s just a right step forward.

  • Are you involved in any initiatives or projects working on MEV?

Not right now. Would love to be involved in research if anyone wants to take me in. My post on UniswapX here.

  • What is your experience with the Flashbots products and research?

Have read quite a lot of the research put out by @Quintus and other Flashbots researchers.

  • What is your favorite robot?


I’m quite excited about SUAVE. Potentially looking to build my own SUAPP.

PS: I admire Solana as well. Competition brings out the best, doesn’t it?


:wave: Hi ya’ll

My name is Clayton and I’m interested in the Ethereum supply chain generally. Then more specifically I’m interested in MEV associated with liquidations (oracle extractable value), as well as how intents-based protocols will impact the MEV landscape.

I’m on the Risk Labs team with UMA protocol + Across.

Favorite robot: Cheesoid


I’m Sundowner. Interested in searching, but maybe want to get into building as I get better at code. I like the idea of the EVM in general, and I love studying it’s bits and bobs.

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Continuing the discussion from Introductions :wave::

Hello, I’m Itzamna! Here is my twitter profile: @Itzamna00199952

I’ve been researching flashloans for awhile now, but could never perform one. I’m interested in an automatic arbitrage bot that uses flashloans. I’m intreguied by this EVM technology and want to learn as much about it as im able to comprehend. Feel free to message me and lets chat about EVM!

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Hey all!

My name is Jinsuk! I’m primarily interested in L2 PBS and composable block building. As an ex-AI scientist before I converted to blockchain, I’m also interested in bringing AI to MEV.

Twitter: @totorovirus

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