The MEV Letter #17

The MEV Letter is a weekly collection of papers, articles and resources related to MEV. The intention of this letter is to provide a comprehensive summary of the latest research, discussions, and developments in the space, with links for further reading.

The first half of this edition is dedicated to Devconnect Istanbul and features available recordings at the time of writing. Additional content from Devconnect will be included in upcoming editions as recordings are released.

Devconnect Istanbul

Papers & Articles

Posts & threads

  • Current Thinking For Consensus by Quintus Kilbourn summarizes high-level thinking related to SUAVE consensus mechanisms.
  • SUAVE Bridge by dmarz seeks input on the trade-off space for bridge architecture between SUAVE and other domains to balance security, decentralization, scalability and user experience.
  • Builderelay by Quintus Kilbourn initiates a conversation on the implications of integrated builder-relays in light of to recent developments by market participants.
  • Kubi Mensahl published a thread that presents Titan’s view on vertically integrated builders-relays and operating credibly neutral infrastructure.
  • Blair Marshall published a thread detailing how integrated searcher-builders are able to backrun some transactions sourced from OFAs without sending MEV back to the user.
  • Doug Colkitt published a thread analyzing the Kyber exploit earlier this week that resulted in approximately $50M being stolen across multiple chains.
  • Maddiaa published a thread to announce an FHE co-processor on Aztec that can enable private on-chain auctions.
  • Wolfgang Vitale published a thread with takeaways from Devconnect with regard to Ethereum staking, scaling, economics, and cryptography.
  • atiselsts.eth published a thread on the methodology used in papers related to liquidity provision strategies in AMMs.
  • Blocknative published a thread detailing how the Transaction Boost status API now detects if a transaction was part of a reorg.

Talks & Discussions


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