MEV research proposal on Optimism Bedrock upgrade

Hello everyone,

although there are a few research papers on MEV on L2s (here and here), I couldn’t find any research on the MEV impact of latest Optimism upgrade, where the FCFS sequencer was replaced by a gas fee market with base/priority fees (EIP-1559) and a private mempool (OP Docs).

To close this gap, I wanted to open a new FRP to analyze and quantify MEV on networks using the upgraded OP Stack (Optimism, Base). In case I’m missing something here, I first wanted to hear your thoughts whether this kind of research is interesting for the community.

Your feedback is very much appreciated!