The MEV Letter #21

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.

Papers & Articles

Posts & Threads

  • bloXroute Labs published an announcement to inform that their relays will no longer accept blocks that interact with addresses appearing on the OFAC SDN list.
  • Decentralizing Power & The Great Community by Andy shares excerpts from The Public and Its Problems by John Dewey and explore how these relate to the stories surrounding MEV and SUAVE.
  • aori ⑁ published a thread to announce the launch of their protocol on Arbitrum to connect CEX-DEX arbitrageurs, searchers, solvers, and market makers through a high-frequency order book.
  • Uniswap Foundation published a thread that highlights supported research in 2023 on topics such as cross-chain MEV, pricing orderflow, and MEV estimation.
  • CoW DAO published a thread that provides links and summaries of their talks at Devconnect Istanbul on topics such as LVR, MEV, and AMM design.
  • Alex Watts published a thread on how SUAVE can improve smart wallets by enabling composable and programmable operation bundling.
  • Tarun Chitra published a thread on the type of MEV that appears from a protocol that favors safety over liveness, and vice versa.
  • Chorus One published a thread on The cost of artificial latency in the PBS context by Umberto Natale that details the implications of artificial latency in the MEV-Boost auction.
  • Titan Builder published a post to notify searchers of a new feature being tested that allows searchers to specify the target position of their bundles within a block.
  • Spicypunk.eth published a thread summarizing their research on the challenges with tracking historical CEX-DEX arbitrage, and findings from a two week case study between Osmosis and Binance.
  • Jünger published a post on how SGX can be used in multi-proof systems alongside cryptographic proofs, as a way to diversify and minimize potential errors and vulnerabilities.
  • Blocknative published a thread to highlight new features of Ethernow, including a filter for private transactions and enhancements to their historical mempool archive.
  • API3 published a thread that details a large liquidation that followed an oracle price update to highlight the lack of a mechanisms that can redistribute this value.

Talks & Discussions


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