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.
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- Merge Anniversary - A Year In Review by Fred and Danning is a recap of the first year of MEV-Boost and out-of-protocol PBS, covering notable events and metrics from the MEV supply chain.
- Realigning block building incentives and responsibilities - Block Negotiation Layer by Łukasz Miłkowski introduces the Block Negotiation Layer to allow proposer to define the type of block content they are willing to propose.
- Designing Multi-Dimensional Blockchain Fee Markets by Emperor explore the Dynamic Pricing for Non-fungible Resources-paper by Theo Diamandis, Alex Evans, Tarun Chitra and Guillermo Angeris which proposes a methodology for dynamic pricing of blockchain resources such as computation, bandwidth, and storage.
- Understanding “Towards a Theory of MEV II” by Emperor review the Towards a Theory of MEV II: Uncertainty-paper by Tarun Chitra paper with the aim to develop a general theory around payoffs in decentralized networks.
- Intents Aren’t Real by apriori provides a summary of the presentations held during Intents Day.
- What is a sandwich attack? by Matcha gives an overview of how sandwich attacks work and how Matcha Auto can be used to protect user transactions.
- EthGlobal NY Hackathon - Sept 22 – 24 by dmarz presents Flashbots challenges in the upcoming EthGlobal NY hackathon taking place this weekend.
- Stephy published a thread exploring the modular landscape with a focus on infrastructure providers and interoperability.
- sstrenev published a thread on how searchers extract MEV by calling the
skim()method of the stETH/WETH Uniswap V2 pool in the block following the daily stETH rebase.
- Recordings have been uploaded from Rust x Ethereum Day 2023 – a day dedicated to Ethereum developer tools, libraries, and products written in Rust.
- 0xReserach: SUPERHIGHWAY TRADING: The Fastest Blockchain Distribution Network invites Uri Klarman to talk about the current MEV landscape, emerging trends, and how things may evolve from here.
- The Delphi Discussion: Anoma’s Christopher Goes: Intents Are Real is joined by Christopher Goes to explore Anoma and how intents, rather than transactions, could become the primary interface for blockchain applications.
- mev-build-rs by stokes is an early alpha release of a block builder, built as an extension to the reth EL-client.
- tee-builder by Automata Network is an implementation of a block builder running inside of an encrypted enclave, ensuring confidentiality of transactions before the block is proposed.
- Emily by diego is a specialized protocol designed to facilitate and manage credible commitments on Ethereum.
- awesome-rollup-economics by Nilufer Okay is a list of resources related to the economics of rollups.
- First LOL - Insightful Leaderboard and First LOL - Gas claims Estimator by Praveen provides an alternative dashboard and gas estimator for the first.lol MEV game on Zora.
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