The MEV Letter #39

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

  • Péter Szilágyi published a thread arguing that Ethereum is centralizing into a system similar to traditional finance as a result of design decisions related to MEV, PBS and restaking.
  • Data Always published a series of posts to highlight recent data from the MEV-Boost landscape.
    • Thread with data of how builders exclude low-fee transactions in their blocks to optimize their bids.
    • Thread that shows the impact of relays delaying the getHeader response to allow higher bids to come in during request time.
    • Post that highlights how the majority of block value comes from private orderflow, inaccessible to local block builders.
    • Post that show blocks sourced from MEV-Boost are roughly 5 times more valuable than locally built blocks.
    • Post displaying an increase in locally built blocks as a result of execution layer rewards dropping below the min-bid parameter set by proposers.
  • brock published a thread showcasing a prototype of the ChatNFT SUAPP that mints NFTs on Ethereum using ChatGPT to generate the NFT’s data.
  • dmarz published a thread with live commentary during the presentations held at Research Day hosted by Celestia, DBA and iqlusion.
  • Kartik Nayak published a thread with findings from their recent paper that explores the increasing centralization of the builder market and possible directions to improve decentralization.

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