The MEV Letter #24

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

  • Antero Eloranta published a thread that presents results and open questions from the recently completed FRP-35: Pair Trading Opportunities as a form of MEV that researched pair trading on DEXes.
  • FastLane Labs published a thread that provides a technical overview of SUAVE, the MEVM, and its potential impact on the Ethereum ecosystem.
  • DODO published a thread that explores the prevalence of MEV on DEXes in the forms of sandwich attacks, arbitrage, and liquidations with data from EigenPhi.
  • published a thread to announce Feb 16 as the submission deadline for papers to be considered for the upcoming TLDR Conference in May.
  • Titan Builder published a post to report that their domain had been suspended and DNS resolutions for RPC requests would start failing; the issue has since been resolved.
  • Chorus One published a post to announce that a portion of their proposers have started to use a custom MEV-Boost client based on their previous research to increase rewards.
  • Clayton Roche published a thread that details educational resources related to the current MEV landscape.

Talks & Discussions


Upcoming events

  • Jan 26: FRP Unconference hosted by Flashbots will be a virtual unconference to celebrate the success of Flashbots Research Proposals (FRPs) with a selection of lightning talks and a town hall, hosted in Gather Town.
  • Mar 3-10: Makers & Breakers {In The Rockies} hosted by FastLane Labs is a hackathon and dev-gathering in Aspen that will bring together mechanism designers, smart contract engineers, protocol developers, searchers and solvers.

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