Validators can significantly help increase Ethereum’s resilience by foregoing only a small amount of profit—check out our new post on the writings website!
Written in collaboration with @elainehu and @Hasu
A new mev-boost feature allows validators to maximize Ethereum’s censorship resistance by building low-MEV blocks locally while still outsourcing the building of high-MEV blocks.
Using this feature carries an opportunity cost—the price of resilience.
As most blocks are actually low-MEV, however, forfeiting a little profit goes a long way in increasing resilience!
This is a breakthrough in the tradeoff between maximizing MEV extraction and maximizing censorship resistance.
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