Vitalik publishes mechanisms for proof of reserve, an FTX hacker sells ether for Bitcoin, MakerDAO adds support for rETH collateral, and Flashbots open sources its block builder. Newsletter: https://ethdaily.substack.com
In this week's episode, Anna (https://twitter.com/annarrose) and Josh Cincinnati (https://twitter.com/acityinohio) chat with Matt Green (https://twitter.com/matthew_d_green), a cryptographer and professor at Johns Hopkins University (https://isi.jhu.edu/). They explore Matt's background in security, blockchain and privacy technologies. He shares his thoughts on early ZK blockchain research, the founding of Zcash, growth in the ZK space, how the industry is ready for tangible use-cases and navigating anonymity and regulatory bodies. This episode closes with a review of Matt's perspective on the Tornado Cash sanctions and what this means for the space. Here are some additional links for this episode: * Radiant Commons Website (https://radiantcommons.com/) * Sealance Website (https://www.sealance.io/) * Zerocash: Decentralized Anonymous Payments from Bitcoin by Ben-Sasson, Chiesa, Garman, Green, Miers, Tromer, and Virza, 2014 (http://zerocash-project.org/paper) * An approximate introduction to how zk-SNARKs are possible by Vitalik Buterin (https://vitalik.ca/general/2021/01/26/snarks.html) * Episode 245: Sanctions against Tornado Cash: a Legal Perspective (https://zeroknowledge.fm/245-2/) Join the ZK HACK III - kick off event here (https://hopin.com/events/zk-hack3-1-d5d6ce6b-9a79-496f-9a82-be39ebd22e84) Join the ZK HACK Discord (https://discord.com/invite/tHXyEbEqVN) This week's episode is sponsored by Aave (https://aave.com/). Aave Grants (https://aavegrants.org/) is a community-led grants program, focused on growing a thriving ecosystem of contributors within Aave by funding ideas, projects and events that benefit the protocol or surrounding ecosystem. Aave's latest deployment, V3, was launched on 6 networks and introduces new features like Isolation Mode, Efficiency Mode and Portals. A decentralized, collateral-backed stablecoin native to Aave called GHO has also been announced. Look out for more details on the testnet and release coming soon. Explore the protocol at Aave.com (https://aave.com/) and if you're building in the ecosystem, apply for a grant through aavegrants.org (https://aavegrants.org/). If you like what we do: * Find all our links here! @ZeroKnowledge | Linktree (https://linktr.ee/zeroknowledge) * Subscribe to our podcast newsletter (https://zeroknowledge.substack.com) * Follow us on Twitter @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm) * Join us on Telegram (https://zeroknowledge.fm/telegram) * Catch us on Youtube (https://zeroknowledge.fm/) * Head to the ZK Community Forum (https://community.zeroknowledge.fm/) * Support our Gitcoin Grant (https://zeroknowledge.fm/gitcoin-grant-329-zkp-2)
✨ DEBRIEF | Unpacking the Episode: https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/debrief-unichain-is-inevitable Dan Elitzer is the co-founder of Nascent, a VC firm working on the frontier of crypto Previously, he was previously leading IDEO CoLab Ventures, and has been on the frontier of crypto innovations for as long as we can remember. Dan helps us unpack The AppChain Thesis, a possible outcome where every big DeFi app is going to have its own chain. How will this reshape crypto? Where do we find opportunities? Does this thesis even make sense? Further, Dan, Ryan, and David cover the case for why Uniswap is going to have its own chain, why Dan thinks there's an inevitable economic incentive for large DeFi apps to start their own chains, the main objections to The AppChain Thesis, and so much more. ------
Jeff Park, an active Portfolio Manager at Bitwise joins the show. In this episode we discuss: The state of active crypto asset management. How Bitwise approaches the active management opportunity. The taxonomy of strategies that Jeff observes in the market. Perspectives on MEV and other crypto specific opportunities. The institutional LP landscape for active management vs. passive. To learn more about Bitwise visit bitwiseinvestments.com and see their announcement of new active strategies.
Join Matt and Karan as they break down the Cosmos Ecosystem! This is Part 2 of the Cosmos Series, today breaking down ATOM 2.0. Part 1: https://open.spotify.com/episode/3Ctm... ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Be sure to like and subscribe if you like our content! Follow us on Twitter and everywhere you get your podcasts below: Twitter: https://twitter.com/decentcryptopod YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWQQ... Matthew Blumberg: https://mobile.twitter.com/matt_blumberg Karan Karia: https://mobile.twitter.com/karankaria_ Podcast Links: https://linktr.ee/DecentCryptoPodcast ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Timestamps (00:00) Intro (01:15) Recap (07:50) Atom 2.0 Whitepaper & Vote (11:00) Interchain Security (26:30) Liquid Staking (37:00) Issuance & Issuance Changes (49:10) Scheduler & MEV (1:00:00) Allocator (01:03:00) Takes & Takeaways --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/decentcryptopodcast/message
Recently we've seen the rise of applications verticalizing into their own app-specific chains While app-chains offers customizability, they lack the social coordination that generic chains bring - Sei offers both by being in the intersection of app-specific and generic chains Sei is the first sector-specific Layer 1 blockchain specialized for trading to give exchanges an unfair advantage Today on Blockcrunch, we have Jay, Co-Founder of Sei to share with us: Why sector-specific chains are better than app-chains/generic chains Types of projects that benefit from Sei Sei's area of major innovation Host: Jason Choi @mrjasonchoi . Not financial advice. ------------ Timestamps ------------- (00:00:00) – Introduction (00:02:32) – Introduction to Sei (00:06:37) – Potential trade-offs (00:09:13) – Conviction to Build DeFi specific chain (00:11:59) – App-chains vs Sector-specific chains (00:15:33) – Importance of having on-chain orderbooks (00:18:13) – Examples of projects building on Sei (00:20:28) – Long-term moat for Sei (00:22:52) – Requirements for deploying smart-contracts (00:25:29) – Building on Cosmos SDK vs developing new consensus (00:30:20) – Block processing on Sei (00:32:48) – MeV on Sei (00:37:52) – Sei vs new Layer 1 chains like Aptos & Sui (00:41:07) – Sei vs thematic roll ups on Ethereum (00:43:27) – Exciting projects & Sei's roadmap ----------- Sponsors ------------- dYdX is the Leading Decentralized Exchange for trading perpetual contracts. Users enjoy low fees, deep liquidity, up to 20x more buying power and even earn $DYDX from trading. Trade on dYdX today at: https://trade.dydx.exchange ----------- More Resources --------- Guest Jayendra Jog 's Twitter: https://twitter.com/jayendra_jog Sei's Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeiNetwork Sei's Socials: https://linktr.ee/seinetwork Blockcrunch Blockcrunch VIP: https://blockcrunch.substack.com/ Blockcrunch Twitter: https://twitter.com/theBlockcrunch Jason Choi's Twitter: https://twitter.com/mrjasonchoi ------------ Disclosures ------------- Disclaimer: The Blockcrunch Podcast (“Blockcrunch”) is an educational resource intended for informational purposes only. Blockcrunch produces a weekly podcast and newsletter that routinely covers projects in Web 3 and may discuss assets that the host or its guests have financial exposure to. Views held by Blockcrunch's guests are their own. None of Blockcrunch, its registered entity or any of its affiliated personnel are licensed to provide any type of financial advice, and nothing on Blockcrunch's podcast, newsletter, website and social media should be construed as financial advice. Blockcrunch also receives compensation from its sponsor; sponsorship messages do not constitute financial advice or endorsement.
In this episode, we talk markets with Beimnet Abebe (Galaxy Trading) and discuss several NFT-related topics with Sal Qadir (Galaxy Research) including the surge in popularity for Reddit NFTs and the ongoing controversy around NFT royalties. Also, we discuss the MEV landscape on Ethereum post-Merge with Christine Kim (Galaxy Research) and the impact of increase censorship through the Flashbots relay on network block production. This episode was recorded on Wednesday, October 16, 2022. ++ Follow us on Twitter, and read our research at www.galaxydigital.io/research/to learn more! This podcast, and the information contained herein, has been provided to you by Galaxy Digital Holdings LP and its affiliates (“Galaxy Digital”) solely for informational purposes. View the full disclaimer here:https://adobe.ly/3yX2Pdn
With the long awaited Ethereum Merge successfully executed last month, we caught up with Vitalik at DevCon in Bogota to talk shop: How does he see the state of the network, does he think looming centralization is a threat. Was Ethereum's danksharding plus third party layer 2s a good architecture decision? How much of an issue is MEV?Topics covered in this episode:The state of the network and credible neutralityShould validators have agency?How much of a problem is MEVThe Ethereum SurgeThe road to DankshardingDecentralizing the sequencerThe future of the spaceThe one most important thing we need to get right in the coming year for the ecosystem to succeedEpisode links: EthereumDevcon 6Episode 402 - Ethereum – Can It Go Beyond DeFi?Join the Epicenter team!Sponsors: Tally Ho: Tally Ho is a new wallet for Web3 and DeFi that sees the wallet as a public good. Think of it like a community-owned alternative to MetaMask. - https://epicenter.rocks/tallycashThis episode is hosted by Friederike Ernst. Show notes and listening options: epicenter.tv/467
Here are the top 10 takeaways from DevCon Bogota VI.
Flashbots introduces SUAVE, Uniswap approves a V3 deployment on zkSync, Aave Companies publishes an update on its $GHO stablecoin, and Zapper adds support for Arbitrum NFTs. Newsletter: https://ethdaily.substack.com
In this week's episode, Anna (https://twitter.com/annarrose) and Martin Köppelmann (https://twitter.com/koeppelmann), Co-Founder of Gnosis (https://twitter.com/GnosisChain) discuss the OFAC sanctions against Tornado Cash and the impact this has had on builders in the community. They specifically focus on how the Tornado action helped reveal centralizing forces in Ethereum as well as the need for decentralization. Here are some additional links for this episode: * Gnosis Linktree (https://linktr.ee/GnosisDAO) * Gnosis Discord (https://discord.com/invite/gnosischain) * Episode 183: CowSwap & DAO Tech with Gnosis's Martin Köppelmann (https://zeroknowledge.fm/183-2/) * Episode 65: Bridges, xDai and Burner Wallets with Igor & Austin (https://zeroknowledge.fm/65-2/) * Episode 243: Dive Back into MEV with Alex Stokes and Chris Hager (https://zeroknowledge.fm/243-2/) * Lido (https://lido.fi/) * Rocketpool (https://rocketpool.net/) * All That Node (https://www.allthatnode.com/) Find the Anoma Whitepaper here (https://anoma.net/papers) ZK Jobs Board (https://jobsboard.zeroknowledge.fm/) – has a fresh batch of open roles from ZK-focused projects. Find your next opportunity working in ZK! Today's episode is sponsored by Aleo (https://www.aleo.org/). Aleo is a new Layer-1 blockchain that achieves the programmability of Ethereum, the privacy of Zcash, and the scalability of a rollup. If you're interested in building private applications then check out Aleo's programming language called Leo. Visit leo-lang.org (http://leo-lang.org) to start building. You can also join Aleo's incentivized testnet3 by downloading and running a snarkOS node. No sign-up is necessary to participate. For questions, join their Discord at aleo.org/discord (https://www.aleo.org/discord). If you like what we do: * Find all our links here! @ZeroKnowledge | Linktree (https://linktr.ee/zeroknowledge) * Subscribe to our podcast newsletter (https://zeroknowledge.substack.com) * Follow us on Twitter @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm) * Join us on Telegram (https://zeroknowledge.fm/telegram) * Catch us on Youtube (https://zeroknowledge.fm/) * Head to the ZK Community Forum (https://community.zeroknowledge.fm/) * Support our Gitcoin Grant (https://zeroknowledge.fm/gitcoin-grant-329-zkp-2)
Zaki Manian, cofounder of Sommelier Protocol and cofounder of Iqlusion and Jack Zampolin, founder of Strangelove Ventures, discuss everything about Cosmos, the new white paper, and how to improve MEV capture for ATOM holders. Show highlights: how Jack and Zaki got involved with crypto and Cosmos what the Sommelier protocol is, the role of Iqlusion, and what Strange Love does the basics of Cosmos and application-specific blockchains (ASB) why would a project choose to be an ASB rather than an application on a blockchain whether Cosmos can achieve network effects the reasons behind launching a new white paper for Cosmos why the team decided to pursue interchain security whether there would be an increase in fees with so many chains relying on the Cosmos Hub for security how much economic value the Cosmos Hub will end up securing if the proposal gets passed how the Cosmos Treasury could be used to fund development the role of the Interchain Scheduler to capture MEV whether centralized exchanges are going to start trading against the customers the new issuance model proposed for ATOM the role of an active governance community to make Cosmos more decentralized what problems Liquid staking solves how USDC will launch on a consumer chain Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com Ava Labs web3 with a16z Jack: Twitter Zaki: Twitter Episode Links Previous Coverage of Unchained on Cosmos: How Osmosis Is Trying to Improve the Crypto User Experience New white paper Document Proposal Interchain security Paper The Block article The DeFi investor thread ATOM 2.0 Thread by Route 2 DeFi Youseff Amrain's thread Charlie Morris' thread Other articles Vaneck's article: Why we are bullish on Atom Alex Valaitis article: A deep dive into Cosmos Liquid Staking Native USDC on Cosmos
Zaki Manian, cofounder of Sommelier Protocol and cofounder of Iqlusion and Jack Zampolin, founder of Strangelove Ventures, discuss everything about Cosmos, the new white paper, and how to improve MEV capture for ATOM holders. Show highlights: how Jack and Zaki got involved with crypto and Cosmos what the Sommelier protocol is, the role of Iqlusion, and what Strange Love does the basics of Cosmos and application-specific blockchains (ASB) why would a project choose to be an ASB rather than an application on a blockchain whether Cosmos can achieve network effects the reasons behind launching a new white paper for Cosmos why the team decided to pursue interchain security whether there would be an increase in fees with so many chains relying on the Cosmos Hub for security how much economic value the Cosmos Hub will end up securing if the proposal gets passed how the Cosmos Treasury could be used to fund development the role of the Interchain Scheduler to capture MEV whether centralized exchanges are going to start trading against the customers the new issuance model proposed for ATOM the role of an active governance community to make Cosmos more decentralized what problems Liquid staking solves how USDC will launch on a consumer chain Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com Chainalysis web3 with a16z Jack: Twitter Zaki: Twitter Episode Links Previous Coverage of Unchained on Cosmos: How Osmosis Is Trying to Improve the Crypto User Experience New white paper Document Proposal Interchain security Paper The Block article The DeFi investor thread ATOM 2.0 Thread by Route 2 DeFi Youseff Amrain's thread Charlie Morris' thread Other articles Vaneck's article: Why we are bullish on Atom Alex Valaitis article: A deep dive into Cosmos Liquid Staking Native USDC on Cosmos
In this episode of Empire, Jason and Santi are joined by Eli Ben-Sasson and Uri Kolodny to discuss Starkware and the ZK-rollup future. This episode is an absolute masterclass on scaling Ethereum using zero-knowledge proofs and a fractal architecture. We discuss the limits of L1 scaling, ZK vs Optimistic rollups, native L2 programming languages, Layer 3 applications and much more! - - Timestamps: (00:00) Intro (00:32) The Limits of L1 Scaling (05:30) Optimistic vs ZK Rollups (14:40) Why ZK Rollups Lag Optimistic Rollups in TVL (19:10) Advantages of the Cairo Programming Language (26:57) L1 Apps Building for an L2 World (30:01) Circle Ad (31:43) dYdX's Move From Starkware to Cosmos (37:15) MEV, Bitcoin and Cairo 1.0 Adoption (46:23) Layer 3 Scaling (57:38) What Comes Next - - Follow Eli: https://twitter.com/EliBenSasson Follow Uri: https://twitter.com/ukolodny Follow Jason: https://twitter.com/JasonYanowitz Follow Santi: https://twitter.com/santiagoroel Follow Empire: https://twitter.com/theempirepod Subscribe on YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/4fdhhb2j Subscribe on Apple: https://tinyurl.com/mv4frfv7 Subscribe on Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/wbaypprw - - Resources Vitalik's post on fractal scaling https://vitalik.ca/general/2022/09/17/layer_3.html Starkware https://starkware.co/ -- Circle's USDC has quickly become one of the most trusted and widely used stablecoins because of its composability, stability and reserve transparency. As a seamless, trusted digital currency, USDC is a zero-to-one opportunity for the global financial system. Check out their Transparency Hub at circle.com/transparency that outlines everything from links to USDC weekly reserve reports, monthly attestations, and blog posts written by their executive team highlighting how and why USDC was built the way it is. - - Get top market insights and the latest in crypto news. Subscribe to Blockworks Daily Newsletter: https://blockworks.co/newsletter/ - - Disclaimer: Nothing said on Empire is a recommendation to buy or sell securities or tokens. This podcast is for informational purposes only, and any views expressed by anyone on the show are solely our opinions, not financial advice. Santiago, Jason, and our guests may hold positions in the companies, funds, or projects discussed.
You may have heard of Maximal Extractable Value, or MEV, which refers to the extraction of value from Ethereum users by reordering, inserting, and censoring transactions within blocks by block producers. It's become a hot topic of debate on how best to deal with it, however these types of conversations can become very technical very fast. In order to break it down, for this episode I spoke to Luis Bezzenberger (@bezzenberger) who works at Shutter Network, an anti-MEV/front running solution using Distributed Key Generation and threshold encryption. During the episode we spoke about how MEV works at a high level, the different camps on the issue, and how Shutter Network is proposing to deal with MEV. More SourcesRolling Shutter: MEV protection built into Layer 2Announcing Shutter Governance - Shielded Voting for DAOsThread on a "shutterized beacon chain" for EthereumIf you liked the podcast be sure to give it a review on your preferred podcast platform. If you find content like this important consider donating to my Patreon starting at just $3 per month. It takes quite a lot of my time and resources so any amount helps. Follow me on Twitter (@TBSocialist) and join the r/CryptoLeftists subreddit and Discord to join the discussion.Support the show
In this episode of Empire's Weekly Roundup, the Blockworks Research team takes over the pod! We start with a debate on the implications of ATOM 2.0 and USDC launching on Cosmos. Is ATOM no longer a meme coin? Does everything revolve around MEV? What opportunities does native USDC unlock for the Cosmos ecosystem? We then discuss the feasibility of reversible on-chain transactions, the next NFT catalyst and how Polygon is a relentless business development machine. Tune in for all of this and more! And don't worry, Jason and Santi will be back next week. - - Timestamps: (00:00 Introduction (01:15) ATOM 2.0 & USDC Cosmos Announcement (20:09) GMX MEV Opportunity Explained (23:33) Politicians Continue to Fight Crypto (26:37) Centre & USDC Dominance (29:45) Reversible Transactions (38:41) The Next NFT Catalyst (42:22) Polygon's Business Development (47:39) Blockworks Research - - Follow Matt: https://twitter.com/MattFiebach Follow Dan: https://twitter.com/smyyguy Follow Sam: https://twitter.com/swmartin19 Follow Garrett: https://twitter.com/G_C_Harp Follow Empire: https://twitter.com/theempirepod Subscribe on YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/4fdhhb2j Subscribe on Apple: https://tinyurl.com/mv4frfv7 Subscribe on Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/wbaypprw - - Referenced in the show: Youssef Amrani's tweet on ATOM 2.0 https://bit.ly/3RwU1Re Polka tweet on GMX MEV Opportunity https://bit.ly/3LRO2VR Blockworks Research Twitter https://twitter.com/blockworksres Blockworks Research Newsletter https://blockworks.co/newsletter/daily-debrief-by-blockworks-research/ -- Get top market insights and the latest in crypto news. Subscribe to Blockworks Daily Newsletter: https://blockworks.co/newsletter/ - - Disclaimer: Nothing said on Empire is a recommendation to buy or sell securities or tokens. This podcast is for informational purposes only, and any views expressed by anyone on the show are solely our opinions, not financial advice. Santiago, Jason, and our guests may hold positions in the companies, funds, or projects discussed.
In the crypto world, MEV (‘Maximal Extractable Value') refers to block producers' ability to reorganize the sequence of transactions in any given block to extract a premium. While MEV can be used nefariously in instances such as front-running large transactions, it can also be used for arbitrage opportunities that do not directly impact other market participants. In this episode of The Scoop, we take a closer look at the world of MEV with Viktor Bunin, a protocol specialist at Coinbase, and Stephane Gosselin, the founder of Flashbots — a research project that provides MEV solutions to Ethereum validators. According to Gosselin, the purpose of Flashbots is to make markets more efficient: “We look at market structures, we research them and we develop products to try to improve them, and make sure that they're aligned with the intent of the chains that they're operating on top of.” How Flashbots works in practice is essentially by creating a separate layer where users can bid against each other to have their transactions included on the blockchain. As Bunin explains, “It essentially creates a private mempool or a ‘fastlane' where it says, ‘Hey, you're welcome to compete all you'd like, but you should do it at this layer,' and then there will be a standardized way by which whoever is a winning bid — essentially the winning transaction — that will be the one that gets included on the blockchain and no others.” Episode 91 of Season 4 of The Scoop was recorded remotely with The Block's Frank Chaparro and Viktor Bunin, protocol specialist at Coinbase and Stephane Gosselin, MEV boost architect & co-founder of Flashbots. Listen below, and subscribe to The Scoop on Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. Email feedback and revision requests to firstname.lastname@example.org. This episode is brought to you by our sponsors Tron, Chainalysis & IWC Schaffhausen About Tron TRON is dedicated to accelerating the decentralization of the internet via blockchain technology and decentralized applications (dApps). Founded in September 2017 by H.E. Justin Sun, the TRON network has continued to deliver impressive achievements since MainNet launch in May 2018. July 2018 also marked the ecosystem integration of BitTorrent, a pioneer in decentralized Web3 services boasting over 100 million monthly active users. The TRON network completed full decentralization in December 2021 and is now a community-governed DAO. | TRONDAO | Twitter | Discord | About Chainalysis Chainalysis is the leading blockchain data platform. We provide data, software, services, and research to government agencies, exchanges, financial institutions, and insurance and cybersecurity companies in over 60 countries. Backed by Accel, Addition, Benchmark, Coatue, Paradigm, Ribbit, and other leading firms in venture capital, Chainalysis builds trust in blockchains to promote more financial freedom with less risk. For more information, visit www.chainalysis.com. About IWC Schaffhausen IWC Schaffhausen is a Swiss luxury watch manufacturer based in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. Known for its unique engineering approach to watchmaking, IWC combines the best of human craftsmanship and creativity with cutting-edge technology and processes. With collections like the Portugieser and the Pilot's Watches, the brand covers the whole spectrum from elegant timepieces to sports watches. For more information, visit IWC.com.
00:00 intro3:09 How Sam got involved in crypto5:16 Multi chain maker9:36 Maker Teleport12:37 Stepping through a specific tx lifecycle with Maker Teleport, and how that compares to other message passing bridges in the space16:22 UX considerations of different cross chain message passing designs19:19 RWA on Maker21:46 Technical considerations of bringing real world assets on chain23:51 Learning how to manage *risk* as a developer28:28 What does the development process look like at Maker?32:15 What does the Maker Engineering team prioritize when considering tradeoffs?34:37 Sam's advice for thinking about smart contract security37:46 Tradeoffs with upgradable contracts42:15 How to approach naming conventions in highly visible contracts44:37 Good design patterns Sam wishes were used more often49:34 Sam's interest in MEV52:22 Sam's long term hopes for cryptoLinks:https://makerdao.com/https://twitter.com/SebVentureshttps://twitter.com/hexonaut
Aztec Network deploys a new subsidy contract, Flashbots publishes an MEV-Boost post-mortem, the Uniswap Foundation unveils its first grant wave recipients, and GitHub unbans Tornado Cash accounts. Newsletter: https://ethdaily.link/signup Twitter: https://ethdaily.link/twitter
In this episode of Empire, Jason and Santi are joined by Zaki Manian and Jack Zampolin to explore the past, present and future of the Cosmos ecosystem and tech stack. What are the advantages of application-specific chains? How will IBC and Interchain security shape the future of cross-chain interactions? What is ATOM 2.0? We discuss these questions and more in this Cosmos deep dive. - - Follow Zaki: https://twitter.com/zmanian Follow Jack: https://twitter.com/jackzampolin Follow Jason: https://twitter.com/JasonYanowitz Follow Santi: https://twitter.com/santiagoroel Follow Empire: https://twitter.com/theempirepod Subscribe on YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/4fdhhb2j Subscribe on Apple: https://tinyurl.com/mv4frfv7 Subscribe on Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/wbaypprw -- Timecodes: 00:00 Introduction 01:21 History of Cosmos & Tendermint 18:18 App Chain Thesis 30:47 DyDx's Move to Cosmos 40:57 Circle Ad 42:39 Cosmos & ATOM Value Accrual 50:29 ATOM 2.0 Alpha 52:33 Asynchronous Composability, Flash Loans and New Innovations 1:05:44 Expanding Cosmos, MEV and IBC Ethereum 1:16:52 Pros and Cons of the Cosmos Developer Collective -- Circle's USDC has quickly become one of the most trusted and widely used stablecoins because of its composability, stability and reserve transparency. As a seamless, trusted digital currency, USDC is a zero-to-one opportunity for the global financial system. Check out their Transparency Hub at circle.com/transparency that outlines everything from links to USDC weekly reserve reports, monthly attestations, and blog posts written by their executive team highlighting how and why USDC was built the way it is. - - Get top market insights and the latest in crypto news. Subscribe to Blockworks Daily Newsletter: https://blockworks.co/newsletter/ - - Disclaimer: Nothing said on Empire is a recommendation to buy or sell securities or tokens. This podcast is for informational purposes only, and any views expressed by anyone on the show are solely our opinions, not financial advice. Santiago, Jason, and our guests may hold positions in the companies, funds, or projects discussed.
Steven Goldfeder is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Offchain Labs, the team building Arbitrum. In this episode we discuss: Steven's academic background, and his work at Princeton University. BlockSci, an early blockchain forensics/search product that Steven co-founded. The evolution of MPC custody and the exciting developments in that category. The Flash Boys 2.0 paper and the current state of MEV. Steven's views on the evolution of L1 smart contract platforms and how L2 scaling is shaping up. The design choices and considerations that went into the choice of optimistic vs. zero-knowledge rollups on Arbitrum. The future of ZK systems on blockchains. To learn more about Arbitrum and follow Steven visit www.offchainlabs.com
Justin Drake, researcher at the Ethereum Foundation, talks about the Merge, how this transition affects Bitcoin, where Ethereum's road map is going, and more. Show highlights: how Justin was feeling prior to and during the Merge whether the upgrade is complete or there are other things to watch out for why Ethereum has slashing and why it is a better form of removing any attackers the concern about centralization due to liquid staking derivatives providers, like Lido or Coinbase how the Merge affects MEV and the long-term vision of proposer-builder separation whether the Merge puts pressure on BTC to also transition to proof of stake what impact ETH's more deflationary nature will have on BTC's narrative as digital gold why Ethereum is the settlement layer for the internet of value whether there is a winner take all dynamic in the blockchain industry why Ethereum is more secure than Bitcoin, according to Justin what Justin thinks about the ETHPoW fork and its team and the risks of interacting with the ETHPoW fork the next steps in Ethereum's roadmap Thank you to our sponsors! 1inch Crypto.com Messari Justin Twitter Previous Coverage of Unchained on the Merge: How Traders Are Thinking About the Merge -- and a Potential ETHPoW Chain Arthur Hayes, Former Ethereum Skeptic, on Why the Merge Makes Him Bullish on ETH With the Merge, Will Ethereum Take Over Bitcoin's Title as Digital Gold? Why Kevin Zhou Believes Ethereum Will Have 3 Forks After the Merge Post-Merge, If Lido Becomes Dominant, What Does That Mean for Ethereum? The Merge: Vitalik announcement of the Merge Ethereum carbon emission reductions A guide on the Merge by Dan Chen from Sequoia Capital ETH Post-Merge Dynamics: Ultra sound money ETH issuance and burn Cumberland on the Ethereum dynamics after the merge Miles Suter on the implications of the Merge The triple point asset Post Merge MEV: PMCGoohan's tweet Pintail on post-Merge MEV ETH Proof of Work Poloniex announces a different token ETHPoW team Mainnet announcement Ethereum's roadmap: ETH Vision Haym on Ethereum's roadmap
Namibië sal verteenwoordig word by die Mev. Heelal-kompetisie wat vanaf 3 tot 11 Desember in Suid-Korea plaasvind. Ansua Hammerslaght van Windhoek is gekies om die land te verteenwoordig. Sy sê sy wil Namibiese moeders, en moeders oral, inspireer.
Host Stephen Strang honors Queen Elizabeth II on the day she passed by sharing his story of how he participated in a special dedication of the Modern English Bible for the Queen. You will enjoy this narrative in a moment in time and how Queen Elizabeth II is part of the history of the Bible. To get your copy of the MEV Bible mentioned in this episode, go to https://mycharismashop.com/collections/bible and type in promo code CPN for a discount.
In this episode, we dive into Ethereum's censorship resistance with Jon Charbonneau, Research Associate at Delphi Digital. We discuss the effects of OFAC sanctions on Tornado Cash, MEV & builder centralization, mechanisms to mitigate censorship, and much more. Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:00:42) – Censorship, Tornado Cash, & OFAC sanctions. (00:03:46) – New actors under Proof-of-Stake (PoS). (00:12:50) – Economics for builders, relayers, & validators. (00:15:47) – MEV on rollups. (00:20:50) – Block builder and relayer centralization. (00:27:49) – Types of censoring on Ethereum. (00:31:00) – Censoring on PoW vs. PoS. (00:35:33) – How does it all play out? (00:46:43) – Building in a quasi-permissioned world. (00:51:07) – Censorship mitigating mechanisms. (00:59:19) – What comes after The Merge? (01:10:22) – Risks of private order flow. Resources: Jon's Twitter The Hitchhiker's Guide to Ethereum The Complete Guide to Rollups More
James Linzey joined The Two Mikes today to discuss the religious laxity that seriously undermines the citizenry's effort to destroy the atheism, sexual depravity, and authoritarianism of the Biden administration, the social and press media, the globalists, the lawyers, the bankers, and the lying climate fanatics. Americans, too, bear a responsibility in this problem. Too many people follow religious leaders who preach the simplicity of salvation; namely, say that you accept the Lord as your savior and say a prayer now and then, and be on your way with all other behaviors remaining the same. Simply accepting the Lord proves little unless there are changes in an individual's lifestyles and habits. Truly changing your life in the Lord's direction takes time, steady hard work, and regular prayer and study of scripture.Mr. Linzey also is the Editor-in-Chief of the updated, new edition of the King James Bible, called The Modern English Version Bible, which was published in 2014. MEV | Modern English VersionA second edition is being published in early 2023. Mr. Linzey led a group of 47 Biblical scholars in doing the work. He provided a quite interesting explanation of the process by which he and his team update the KGB.In addition to being an ordained minister of the Southern Baptist Convention, Mr. Linzey, also is retired Major in the U.S. Army's chaplain's service, and an expert in advanced Greek.In the political sphere, Mr. Linzy is an active opponent of the Biden administration's disastrous handling of the southern U.S. border, which, he argues, threatens the destruction of the American republic.James F. Linzey received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies at Vanguard University of Southern California (1979), and a Master of Divinity degree at Fuller Theological Seminary (1983) where he studied Church Growth under Peter Wagner and Signs and Wonders under John Wimber. He hosted Operation Freedom television and radio programs on the baptism with the Holy Spirit around the world. He authored The Holy Spirit, A Divine Appointment in Washington, DC, and is the chief editor of the Modern English Version Bible translation. He served as an Air Force and Army chaplain for 24 years attaining the rank of Major and authored The Space Force Hymn (Creator of the Universe). www.PearlsofGold.comwww.ModernEnglishVersion.comwww.MilitaryBibleAssociation.comwww.JimLinzey.comPlease go on the www.twomikes.us website Contact page to send questions or inquiries “Listening to Two Mikes will make you smarter!”- Gov Robert L. Ehrlich, JrSponsors Our Gold Guy: https://www.ourgoldguy.com EMP Shield: https://www.empshield.com/?coupon=twomikeswww.TwoMikes.us
In this week's episode, Anna (https://twitter.com/AnnaRRose) and Tarun (https://twitter.com/tarunchitra) revisit the topic of MEV with Chris Hager (https://twitter.com/metachris) from Flashbots (https://docs.flashbots.net/) & Alex Stokes (https://twitter.com/ralexstokes) from the Ethereum Foundation. In this episode, they tease out more of the nuances around MEV and how the field around it has evolved in the last year or so. The team explores what the MEV space could look like after the Merge, the PBS (Proposer Builder Separation) concept, what each role in the MEV landscape will do and the MEV-Boost architecture. They also chat about using cryptographic solutions to prevent some kinds of MEV and some recent work that Tarun released on the topic of MEV, as well as future ideas around MEV aim to democratize or even share the searchers rewards. Here are some links for this episode: * Episode 168: Flashbots with Phil Daian and Stephane Gosselin (https://zeroknowledge.fm/168-2/) * Episode 188: Analyzing Osmosis & Preventing MEV with Sunny and Dev (https://zeroknowledge.fm/188-2/) * Episode 216: A Dip into the Mempool & MEV with Project Blanc (https://zeroknowledge.fm/216-2/) * Alex Stokes Blog (https://stokes.io/) * Flashbots MEV Research (https://github.com/flashbots/mev-research#mev-research) * Flashbots Github (https://github.com/flashbots/pm) * Flashbots Discord (https://discord.com/invite/7hvTycdNcK) * Flashbots Docs: New to MEV? (https://docs.flashbots.net/new-to-mev) * Flashbots Docs (https://docs.flashbots.net) * Tarun's recent work on MEV: Improving Proof of Stake Economic Security via MEV Redistribution (http://people.eecs.berkeley.edu/~ksk/files/MEV_Redistribution.pdf) * Here is more of Tarun's recent work: Towards a Theory of Maximal Extractable Value I: Constant Function Market Makers (https://arxiv.org/abs/2207.11835) * The Downside of Sanctioning Tornado Cash (https://www.coindesk.com/layer2/2022/08/16/the-downside-of-sanctioning-tornado-cash/) ZK Whiteboard Sessions (https://zkhack.dev/whiteboard/) – as part of ZK Hack and powered by Polygon – a new series of educational videos that will help you get onboarded into the concepts and terms that we talk about on the ZK front. ZK Jobs Board (https://jobsboard.zeroknowledge.fm/) – if you are looking to find a new job, or if you are a team hiring, we have a fresh batch of open roles at ZK focused projects. This is a great place to learn about relevant projects and the types of roles they are looking for. Today's episode is sponsored by Polygon (https://polygon.technology/). Introducing Polygon zkEVM. Polygon's vision for zkEVM is simple: developers can deploy any Ethereum smart contract to a Layer 2 and benefit from the scaling power of ZK proofs. Public testnet is coming soon! If you'd like to learn more about Polygon zkEVM and stay updated on the latest - fill out the form here. (https://polygon.technology/buildonzkevm) If you like what we do: * Find all our links here! @ZeroKnowledge | Linktree (https://linktr.ee/zeroknowledge) * Subscribe to our podcast newsletter (https://zeroknowledge.substack.com) * Follow us on Twitter @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm) * Join us on Telegram (https://zeroknowledge.fm/telegram) * Catch us on Youtube (https://zeroknowledge.fm/) * Head to the ZK Community Forum (https://community.zeroknowledge.fm/) * Support our Gitcoin Grant (https://zeroknowledge.fm/gitcoin-grant-329-zkp-2)
Andrew Hinkes, partner at K&L Gates and adjunct professor at NYU, and Martin Koeppelman, co-founder of Gnosis, talk about the sanctions on Tornado Cash, how they will impact Ethereum on the base layer, and the likelihood of having two chains. Show highlights: the legal meaning of the OFAC sanctions on Tornado Cash and why it is causing complications how legislation is built for the fiat world, and how in DeFi and crypto there's no clarity how miners have changed their behavior prior to the Merge whether a proof of work chain or a proof of stake chain would be more censorship resistant whether laws apply to validators in a PoS chain the ways in which the government could provide more clarification the different entities involved in Proof of Stake the liabilities for each entity in PoS and what secondary liability is how the task of the bidder can be described as a mathematical optimization problem whether Lido is exposed to US regulations how long would it take for a large staker like Coinbase to stop being a validator how a user-activated soft fork works and the conditions in which a fork could happen whether social slashing is enforceable considering it is not in the protocol the likelihood of Ethereum becoming a permissioned system the role of Flashbots' relay code and what it means for Ethereum's censorship resistance how DeFi's exposure to US-based institutions can affect the likelihood of the chain complying with sanctions whether DAI is just wrapped USDC how MakerDAO is trying to be more independent of USDC why US-based companies will choose a conservative path, considering the lack of guidance the importance of educating the regulators how cash and crypto are the only remaining private payment methods Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021 Ava Labs: https://avax.network a16z: https://link.chtbl.com/HObAJQDL?sid=unchained Andrew Twitter: https://twitter.com/propelforward Martin Twitter: https://twitter.com/koeppelmann Previous Coverage of the Tornado Cash Sanctions on Unchained: Is TRM Labs Blocking Addresses From DeFi Protocols? Ari Redbord Says No: https://unchainedpodcast.com/is-trm-labs-blocking-addresses-from-defi-protocols-ari-redbord-says-no-ep-387/ Tornado Cash Sanctioned. Did the Government Overstep Its Bounds?: https://unchainedpodcast.com/tornado-cash-sanctioned-did-the-government-overstep-its-bounds-ep-384/ The Chopping Block: Did OFAC Overstep by Sanctioning Tornado Cash?: https://unchainedpodcast.com/the-chopping-block-did-ofac-overstep-by-sanctioning-tornado-cash-ep-386/ Social Slashing and Censorship on ETH Axios summary of the situation: https://www.axios.com/2022/08/23/how-transactions-might-be-censored-after-ethereum-changes-next-month BitMex research on how the sanctions affect Ethereum: https://blog.bitmex.com/ofac-sanctions-ethereum-pos-some-technical-nuances/ Ethermine banning transactions: https://twitter.com/takenstheorem/status/1560690035955011585?s=20&t=59hWdhr8_O-hYA8uYnZJ8w Nic Carter's article: https://www.coindesk.com/layer2/2022/08/25/if-ethereum-starts-slashing-it-burns/ Eric Wall's article on social slashing: https://ercwl.medium.com/the-case-for-social-slashing-59277ff4d9c7 CoinDesk article: https://www.coindesk.com/tech/2022/08/23/as-censorship-on-ethereum-begins-could-this-open-sourced-code-help-counter-it/?outputType=amp Hetzner banning Ethereum users: https://twitter.com/koeppelmann/status/1563146729314467840?s=20&t=ubFhCQqrQyHKfflgMHEmJw Tornado Cash Treasury Press release: https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/jy0916#:~:text=WASHINGTON%20%E2%80%93%20Today%2C%20the%20U.S.%20Department,since%20its%20creation%20in%202019 Developer arrested: https://www.fiod.nl/arrest-of-suspected-developer-of-tornado-cash/ Rep. Emmer's letter: https://twitter.com/RepTomEmmer/status/1562084891247902721?s=20&t=9J3c3scVdxsLKVcFovaWdQ Tornado Cash post on compliance: https://tornado-cash.medium.com/tornado-cash-compliance-9abbf254a370 Coin Center's article authored by Jerry Brito and Peter Van Valkenburgh: https://www.coincenter.org/u-s-treasury-sanction-of-privacy-tools-places-sweeping-restrictions-on-all-americans/ Second Coin Center article authored by Jerry Brito and Peter Van Valkenburgh: https://www.coincenter.org/analysis-what-is-and-what-is-not-a-sanctionable-entity-in-the-tornado-cash-case/ Coin Center may challenge the US Treasury's decision to sanction Tornado Cash: https://decrypt.co/107475/coin-center-tornado-cash-ban-court What the sanctions mean for privacy coins: https://www.coindesk.com/layer2/2022/08/09/what-the-tornado-cash-sanction-means-for-privacy-coins/ Celebrities get Dusted: https://decrypt.co/es/107090/tornado-cash-dusts-public-wallets-jimmy-fallon-brian-armstrong-steve-aoki-logan-paul DAI and USDC Maker forum: https://forum.makerdao.com/t/the-path-of-compliance-and-the-path-of-decentralization-why-maker-has-no-choice-but-to-prepare-to-free-float-dai/17466 https://decrypt.co/107273/makerdao-founder-dai-drop-dollar-peg-tornado-cash-usdc Circle freezes USDC in sanctioned wallets: https://www.theblock.co/post/162172/circle-freezes-usdc-funds-in-tornado-cashs-us-treasury-sanctioned-wallets Flashbots Flashbots relay open source: https://twitter.com/hasufl/status/1559908331145265156?s=20&t=gtHe5sVetxQXVKfZL2VMYg MEV Boost: https://www.alchemy.com/overviews/mev-boost MEV in ETH PoS: https://writings.flashbots.net/writings/mev-boost-call-for-testing Proposer-Builder separation: https://www.alchemy.com/overviews/proposer-builder-separation
Tornado.cash 被制裁，ETH 即将升级到 PoS, 超过 66% Staking Service 是美国的合规机构。 ETH升级后可能会面临协议级审查吗？如果会，这将意味着什么？如果是 PoW 会不会有什么不同？ 带着这些问题，让我们节目的老朋友王博(Cipher) 给你慢慢聊聊 PoW vs PoS 的话题。 Shownotes 播客客户端推荐 Castro (https://castro.fm/) Overcast (https://overcast.fm/) Pocket Casts (https://pocketcasts.com/) U.S. Treasury Sanctions Notorious Virtual Currency Mixer Tornado Cash (https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/jy0916) OFAC (https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/office-of-foreign-assets-control-sanctions-programs-and-information) Ethereum The Merge (https://ethereum.org/en/upgrades/merge/) Mining 向左，Staking 向右——公链的两大演进方向与价值分析 (https://talk.nervos.org/t/mining-staking/3028) Poll: If regulators ask you to censor at the ethereum protocol level with your validators will you (https://twitter.com/LefterisJP/status/1558944794658873344) 坎蒂隆效应 (https://baike.baidu.com/item/%E5%9D%8E%E8%92%82%E9%9A%86%E6%95%88%E5%BA%94/9181511) 通往奴役之路 (https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E9%80%9A%E5%BE%80%E5%A5%B4%E5%BD%B9%E4%B9%8B%E8%B7%AF) Brian Armstrong: … if we did we'd go with B i think… (https://twitter.com/brian_armstrong) MEV (https://ethereum.org/en/developers/docs/mev/) Flashbots (https://github.com/flashbots/pm) Haseeb (https://twitter.com/hosseeb) How DeFi cannibalizes PoS security (https://haseebq.com/how-defi-cannibalizes-pos-security/) Long Range Attack (https://dlt-repo.net/long-range-attack-in-proof-of-stake-pos-blockchains/) Weak Subjectivity (https://academy.binance.com/en/glossary/weak-subjectivity) Nothing-at-stake problem (https://golden.com/wiki/Nothing-at-stake_problem) 托拉斯 (https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-hant/%E6%89%98%E6%8B%89%E6%96%AF) Proof of Capacity (https://www.investopedia.com/terms/p/proof-capacity-cryptocurrency.asp) Economic Proof of Work (https://eprint.iacr.org/2020/1117) OPPO Watch 3 (https://www.oppo.com/cn/accessories/oppo-watch-3-pro/) Special Guest: 王博.
The Merge, which marks the official transition to Proof-of-Stake, is slated to occur around September 15 - 16th and is possibly the largest crypto event to happen in a long time. The transition to Proof-of-Stake is supposedly a bullish event, but lately, there have been concerns raised on whether it is the right move. If you're a founder or investor in crypto, you should be prepared for what's to come. Today, we have Anthony Sassano, one of the largest proponents and educator of Ethereum on the show to share with us: What is The Merge How OFAC's censorship may affect Ethereum Is Proof-of-Stake really better than Proof-of-Work? Reasons to be bullish for Proof-of-Stake Host: Jason Choi @mrjasonchoi . Not financial advice. ------------ Timestamps ------------- (00:00:00) – Introduction (00:01:40) – Introduction to OFAC & The Merge (00:03:06) – What is The Merge (00:10:21) – Why might there be 2 Ethereum chains after The Merge? (00:17:46) – What is OFAC and why is it scary? (00:28:50) – Would PoW be more censorship-resistant than PoS? (00:39:54) – Why is it harder for OFAC to enforce sanctions in PoW? (00:45:49) – Pros and cons of social slashing (00:57:19) – How are Flashbots and MEV contributing to censorship? (01:02:35) – Reasons to be bullish for PoS ----------- Sponsors ------------- dYdX is the Leading Decentralized Exchange for trading perpetual contracts. Users enjoy low fees, deep liquidity, up to 20x more buying power and even earn $DYDX from trading. Trade on dYdX today at: https://trade.dydx.exchange ----------- More Resources --------- Guest Anthony Sassano's Twitter: https://twitter.com/sassal0x Blockcrunch Blockcrunch VIP: https://blockcrunch.substack.com/ Blockcrunch Twitter: https://twitter.com/theBlockcrunch Jason Choi's Twitter: https://twitter.com/mrjasonchoi ------------ Disclosures ------------- Disclaimer: The Blockcrunch Podcast (“Blockcrunch”) is an educational resource intended for informational purposes only. Blockcrunch produces a weekly podcast and newsletter that routinely covers projects in Web 3 and may discuss assets that the host or its guests have financial exposure to. Views held by Blockcrunch's guests are their own. None of Blockcrunch, its registered entity or any of its affiliated personnel are licensed to provide any type of financial advice, and nothing on Blockcrunch's podcast, newsletter, website and social media should be construed as financial advice. Blockcrunch also receives compensation from its sponsor; sponsorship messages do not constitute financial advice or endorsement.
Is MEV, and especially cross-chain MEV, a risk for the decentralization in the Cosmos ecosystem? In short: is MEV a huge opportunity for the Cosmos ecosystem to extract and generate values worth billions of dollars, or will it be a massive risk? This is what we will discuss with the MEV protocol Mekatek today. - - - - FOLLOW FRENS VALIDATOR: https://twitter.com/frensvalidator STAKE WITH FRENS VALIDATOR: https://frens.army/ FOLLOW JURI: https://twitter.com/jurimaibaum - - - - DISCLAIMER All information presented in this podcast is meant for informational purposes only and should not be treated as financial, legal, or tax advice. This podcast's content solely reflects the opinion of the producer, who is not a financial advisor. Investing in cryptocurrencies is risky!
Stephane Gosselin, cofounder and chief architect of Flashbots, and Uri Klarman, CEO of Bloxroute Labs, joined Unchained to discuss everything about MEV, an especially important topic now with the Merge coming. Show highlights: what MEV is, how it works under Proof of Work some examples of MEV, like frontrunning and arbitrage how MEV is a rabbit hole full of monsters the role of Flashbots in the MEV industry and how Flashbots enabled a reduction of gas fees for users how MEV-geth functions and how it relates to auctions systems how Bloxroute, Uri's company, is working with MEV where Stephane and Uri disagree on MEV, despite agreeing on many fundamental things how MEV changes with the implementation of Proof of Stake what MEV-Boost is and the problems it solves what proposer-builder separation is and the motivation behind this idea whether DeFi would flourish more if there wasn't frontrunning and why MEV-Boost doesn't prevent it what externalities MEV-Boost or proposer-builder separation (PBS) would solve for users how MEV exists in other industries and in traditional finance why Flashbots' own investors would rather trade on a fair-sequenced rollup than on Flashbots how the number of MEV extractors has been decreasing and whether this would end up centralizing MEV whether exploiting certain types of MEV is illegal how other chains are trying to solve frontrunning, like Osmosis with threshold encryption what are the levers that can be pulled to solve MEV, according to Uri how eradicating MEV can positively affect the price of ETH, and by how much whether validators can potentially share MEV profits with users how to determine if a network has a good MEV supply chain Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021 Ava Labs: https://www.avax.network/ a16z: https://link.chtbl.com/HObAJQDL?sid=unchained Show Links Uri: Twitter: https://twitter.com/uriklarman Stephane: Twitter: https://twitter.com/thegostep Previous coverage of MEV on Unchained: The Debate Over Ethereum MEV: Should It Be Minimized or Boosted?: https://laurashin.bulletin.com/the-debate-over-ethereum-mev-should-it-be-minimized-or-boosted The Other Side(s) of Ethereum's MEV Argument: https://laurashin.bulletin.com/the-other-side-s-of-ethereum-s-mev-argument MEV What is MEV: https://ethereum.org/en/developers/docs/mev/#:~:text=Maximal%20extractable%20value%20(MEV)%20refers,of%20transactions%20in%20a%20block Proposer-Builder separation: https://www.alchemy.com/overviews/proposer-builder-separation Uri's blog post: https://medium.com/@uri_61495/flipping-the-table-on-the-mev-game-dc31df8baaf7 MEV Profit sharing validators: https://www.recvc.com/mev-2-0-the-rise-of-mpsvs/ Panel conversation mentioned in the episode (39:53): https://youtu.be/UKfBFV1TuEM?t=2393 Sealed auction design: https://ethresear.ch/t/mev-sgx-a-sealed-bid-mev-auction-design/9677 Priority Gas Auction (PGA): https://www.mev.wiki/terms-and-concepts/priority-gas-auctions#:~:text=What%20is%20a%20priority%20gas,up%20fees%20for%20other%20users. Dune's dashboard - amount of MEV extractors: https://dune.com/queries/1171509 The MEV Game of the Crypto Economy: Osmosis' Threshold Encryption vs. SGX of Flashbot?: https://mirror.xyz/infinet.eth/SFjR1H1-RMnKoIoPjqkxpauVPrLYGqLHQP1dY9FHvx4 Bank of International Settlements report on MEV: https://www.bis.org/publ/bisbull58.pdf Flashbots Flashboys 2.0 paper: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1904.05234.pdf Flashbots Dashboard: https://dashboard.flashbots.net/ Flashbots auctions: https://docs.flashbots.net/flashbots-auction/overview Flashbots relay open source: https://twitter.com/hasufl/status/1559908331145265156?s=20&t=gtHe5sVetxQXVKfZL2VMYg MEV Boost: https://www.alchemy.com/overviews/mev-boost MEV in ETH PoS: https://writings.flashbots.net/writings/mev-boost-call-for-testing
Today on the Ether we have the Skip Protocol AMA hosted by Orbital Command discussing what makes good MEV. You'll hear from Rebel DeFi, Dr. Doscoin, Zion, NFTswitch.xyz, and more! Recorded on August 23rd 2022. If you enjoy the music at the end of the episodes, you can find the albums streaming on Spotify, and the rest of your favorite streaming platforms. Check out Project Survival, Virus Diaries, and Plan B wherever you get your music. Thank you to everyone in the community who supports TerraSpaces.
Sath and I sit down with the genius Doug from CrocSwap to talk all things Dexs, market making, and DeFi innovation. CrocSwap is a soon-to-be-released Decentralized Exchange hoping to steal market share from the biggest players by offering both concentrated and ambient Uni V2 style liquidity. Doug discusses why this model is better for projects, traders, and price discovery alike. We discuss how CrocSwap thinks about High-Frequency Trading, Just in Time Liquidity, MEV, LPs as market makers, and more. Along with this innovation, CrocSwap tackles the problem of LPs rarely making money by implementing many unique, never-before-seen features to make LPs profitable again. Doug outlines why CrocSwap is the better pick for traders, projects, and LPs alike—and how their single contract build, unique liquidity structures, and new Dex features will change the game as we know it. This episode is filled with so much alpha on everything from what it means to be a trader, an LP, a Dex, and a protocol in DeFi. Don't sleep on this incredible episode. If you enjoyed the episode, please subscribe, rate, and share so we can continue to get amazing, alpha dropping guests. We plan to release episodes bi-weekly, so don't sleep! Big thank you to Doug and Sath for taking the time out of their day to talk crypto with us. You can find them on Twitter @0xDoug and @Sathematical. Feel free to tweet or message me @TheRogueItachi. You can find the pod on Twitter @GoodWillYunting As always, Yunt Hard, Yunt Fast, Yunt Capital. Disclaimer: Nothing said on this podcast is advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any assets or tokens. We may, and often because we're passionate about the projects we bring on, hold investments in the project and even work in their communities. None of this is financial advice, please do your own research; this is a risky field.
Stephane Gosselin is the Founder of Flashbots, an R&D organization that's trying to fix the most pernicious problem in crypto—the problem of MEV (Maximum Extractable Value). Many of us are massively optimistic about crypto and aren't worried too much about its future. However, this MEV thing could be our achilles heel. On this episode, we dive into what Stephane and his team are doing to make MEV less of a potential weak point, how MEV works, and what our industry would look like if Flashbots didn't exist. And of course—so much more. This is another fundamental Bankless episode that you won't want to miss. ------
Matt and Nic return for another week of news and deals. In this episode: NYMag writes a long piece on 3AC Is OTB a ‘crypto fanboy podcast'? Are we up against the nation state ‘final boss'? 3AC boat name reveal The Toyota Century rumors are true Revelations about 3ACs FX days Did 3AC actually owe the Mafia money? The 3AC Deribit deal A new 3AC supporter dials in to the show Machinsky was trading Celsius customer deposits The Galaxy BitGo acquisition falls through Dragonchain settles with the SEC Hodlnaut files for creditor protection Genesis reorganization Tornado cash developer arrested in Amsterdam Are Bitcoin miners filtering transactions for OFAC? Will Coinbase censor Ethereum at the protocol level? Vitalik suggests slashing Ethereum if they comply with OFAC at the protocol level Would Coinbase ever abandon their staking business? The effect of MEV on the centralization of PoS vs PoW End of the merge rally? Content mentioned in this episode: NYMag, Inside the Crash of Three Arrows Capital Sponsor notes: Subscribe to the Coin Metrics State of the Network newsletter
Welcome to The Chopping Block! Crypto insiders Haseeb Qureshi, Tom Schmidt, and Tarun Chitra chop it up about the latest news in the digital asset industry. In this episode, Laura Shin, host of Unchained and author of The Cryptopians, also joined the conversation. Show topics: What Tornado Cash is and why it got sanctioned by the OFAC The difference between Tornado Cash and blender.io Whether privacy is dead as a category and whether regulators are going after it How these sanctions have a negative impact on the funding of privacy projects How people within the industry can have different points of view, even when they understand the technology Whether the ban of Tornado Cash only means that malicious groups will just go and use other protocols Why regulation by enforcement sucks The asymmetry between the government's sanction and the effort needed to push it back. What changes after the Merge for ETH in terms of centralization Whether some MEV solutions make Ethereum more centralized Why MEV is intrinsic to blockchains and whether it is impossible to get rid of it Why Proposer-Builder Separation is helpful for the network Whether MEV is illegal and the plausibility of major exchanges not extracting MEV Why Facebook has an MEV extraction business model, according to Tarun How some NFT exchanges are not enforcing royalties What Sudoswap is and how it works How the royalties were there to bootstrap the supply side of NFTs Why Tarun thinks music NFTs will never happen The economic reasoning around royalties The differences between NFT marketplaces like OpenSea and Magic Eden Whether NFTs have a real-world use How Dragonfly's acquisition of Metastable brought Laura some old memories Hosts Haseeb Qureshi, managing partner at Dragonfly Capital https://twitter.com/hosseeb Tom Schmidt, general partner at Dragonfly Capital https://twitter.com/tomhschmidt Tarun Chitra, managing partner at Robot Ventures https://twitter.com/tarunchitra Laura Twitter: https://twitter.com/laurashin Episode Links Tornado Cash Treasury Press release: https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/jy0916#:~:text=WASHINGTON%20%E2%80%93%20Today%2C%20the%20U.S.%20Department,since%20its%20creation%20in%202019 Developer arrested: https://www.fiod.nl/arrest-of-suspected-developer-of-tornado-cash/ Coin Center's article authored by Jerry Brito and Peter Van Valkenburgh: https://www.coincenter.org/u-s-treasury-sanction-of-privacy-tools-places-sweeping-restrictions-on-all-americans/ Second Coin Center's article authored by Jerry Brito and Peter Van Valkenburgh: https://www.coincenter.org/analysis-what-is-and-what-is-not-a-sanctionable-entity-in-the-tornado-cash-case/ Coin Center may challenge the US Treasury's decision to sanction Tornado Cash: https://decrypt.co/107475/coin-center-tornado-cash-ban-court Circle freezes USDC in sanctioned wallets: https://www.theblock.co/post/162172/circle-freezes-usdc-funds-in-tornado-cashs-us-treasury-sanctioned-wallets Crypto exchange dYdX blocked accounts that received funds from Tornado Cash: https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/08/11/crypto-exchange-dydx-blocked-accounts-that-received-even-small-amounts-from-tornado-cash/ The possibility of forking Tornado Cash: https://www.coindesk.com/tech/2022/08/10/cloning-tornado-cash-would-be-easy-but-risky/ What the sanctions mean for privacy coins: https://www.coindesk.com/layer2/2022/08/09/what-the-tornado-cash-sanction-means-for-privacy-coins/ Tornado Cash laundered $1.5 billion, according to Elliptic: https://hub.elliptic.co/analysis/tornado-cash-mixer-sanctioned-after-laundering-over-1-5-billion/ Celebrities get Dusted: https://decrypt.co/es/107090/tornado-cash-dusts-public-wallets-jimmy-fallon-brian-armstrong-steve-aoki-logan-paul Secretary of State deletes tweet: https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2022/08/08/us-secretary-of-state-tweets-deletes-claim-that-crypto-mixer-tornado-cash-is-north-korea-sponsored/ Previous Coverage of Unchained: Tornado Cash Sanctioned. Did the Government Overstep Its Bounds?: https://unchainedpodcast.com/tornado-cash-sanctioned-did-the-government-overstep-its-bounds-ep-384/ MEV What is MEV: https://ethereum.org/en/developers/docs/mev/#:~:text=Maximal%20extractable%20value%20(MEV)%20refers,of%20transactions%20in%20a%20block. Proposer-Builder separation: https://www.alchemy.com/overviews/proposer-builder-separation MEV Boost: https://www.alchemy.com/overviews/mev-boost Flashbots auctions: https://docs.flashbots.net/flashbots-auction/overview NFTs Why NFT Creators and Collectors Can't Stop Talking About Artist Royalties: https://decrypt.co/107482/why-nft-creators-collectors-artist-royalties NFT Royalties: Why artists love them, and traders don't: https://www.cnbctv18.com/cryptocurrency/nft-royalties-why-artists-love-them-and-traders-dont-14496762.htm
Today, we're talking about the mempool and MEV with Matt Cutler of Blocknative.Matt told me that any given block has 150 to 250 transactions. For context, block times range from, a few seconds on Ethereum to 10 minutes on Bitcoin. At any time, there's actually 80,000 to 250,000 pending transactions to get into that block with only about 200. That is insane competition for block space. How does this actually work? How does it affect the gas prices? Which tax every trade? What does MEV mean? And how does it affect traders today? We're gonna find out.And if you want to learn even more about MEV and how it will be impacted by the upcoming Ethereum Merge? Check out Blocknative's blog.
Flashbots has pioneered the work around MEV which has become one of the most important topics in crypto today. MEV-Boost is an implementation of proposer-builder separation (PBS) built by Flashbots for proof of stake Ethereum. Validators running MEV-Boost maximize their staking reward by selling their blockspace to an open market while protecting Ethereum decentralization. It is estimated that validators running MEV-Boost can increase their staking rewards by over 60%. MEV-Boost is free, open-source, and neutral software. Lido has become the leading liquid staking solution on Ethereum with a huge amount of stake and has also taken on a key role in shaping the future of staking on Ethereum. We were joined by Stephane Gosselin, co-founder of Flashbots, to chat about MEV and the importance of MEV-Boost, how it works and it's impact on Ethereum. Also joining the chat is Vasiliy Shapovalov, Tech Lead at Lido, to share with us the significant impact MEV-Boost will have on Lido.Topics covered in this episode:Stephane and Vasily introductionsWhat is MEV and why is it important?MEV supply chain and the centralization risks with itThe significance of MEV for LidoLido MEV policy for node operatorsThe economics around MEV-BoostFlashbot Protect - will this still exist in MEV-Boost?Beyond Ethereum - what are the solution for cross-chain MEVThe impact of L2s and rollups on MEV and MEV-BoostTimelines as we approach The MergeEpisode links: FlashbotsLidoMEV-Boost in a nutshellWhy your blockchain needs an MEV solution - HasuStephane on TwitterVasily on TwitterThis episode is hosted by Brian Fabian Crain & Felix Lutsch. Show notes and listening options: epicenter.tv/455
Colin Harper is Head of Research for Hasrate Index. In this episode we talk about hashrate changes, how miners are handling the bear market, ASIC prices and the ETH2 merge (it's like a car wreck, we can't help ourselves..). https://hashrateindex.com/blog/hashate-index-q-2-2022-report-exit-pursued-by-a-bear/ Hashrate Index: https://twitter.com/hashrateindex Colin Harper: https://twitter.com/AsILayHodling Will Foxley: https://twitter.com/wsfoxley
MEV is a hot topic in the interchain right now. There are many different views on this topic (i.e., are there good and bad MEV?). But what is MEV, after all? How can we profit from MEV, and could cross-chain MEV end the bear market? This is what we will discuss with the cross-chain MEV protocol Skip protocol. Enjoy! - - - - FOLLOW FRENS VALIDATOR: https://twitter.com/frensvalidator STAKE WITH FRENS VALIDATOR: https://frens.army/ FOLLOW JURI: https://twitter.com/jurimaibaum - - - - DISCLAIMER All information presented in this podcast is meant for informational purposes only and should not be treated as financial, legal, or tax advice. This podcast's content solely reflects the opinion of the producer, who is not a financial advisor. Investing in cryptocurrencies is risky!
This week on The Defiant Podcast, we speak Will Warren, founder and CEO of 0x labs, one of the oldest and largest decentralized exchanges. 0x API is currently the 5th largest DEX by trading volume but is structurally different from other DEXs as it aggregates liquidity from multiple venues. We talk about the effect this bear market has had on the DEX ecosystem and how sliding prices have affected DEX volumes in 2022. We discuss the evolution of DEXs, having seen some massive innovations such as concentrated liquidity with Uniswap V3. Will goes on to talk about the major impact that miner-extractable value (MEV) has had on the DEX sector. Finally, Will talks about 0x's vision to see a world where all forms of value are tokenized on public blockchains, from fiat currencies, stocks and bonds, to video game items and airline miles. Thanking our podcast sponsors: 1inch is a DEX aggregator that finds the best rates across multiple networks. Why use a single DEX when you can use them all? Find your best deal at 1inch. Web3 with a16z, a new podcast about the next internet, from a16z crypto 0x/Matcha makes sure you're getting the best possible price by routing trades over various DEXs, without taking commissions. Head over to matcha.xyz/defiant.
Will Cosmos become THE ecosystem for MEV? MEV is a hot topic right now and one of the fast-growing + most profitable sectors in crypto. The Cosmos architecture could allow setting up a wild MEV playground in the crypto industry. But what is MEV all about? Why are people talking about good & bad MEV? And what are the different approaches to maximize profit from MEV? This is what I will discuss with Osmosis Co-Founder Sunny Aggarwal today! - - - - FOLLOW FRENS VALIDATOR: https://twitter.com/frensvalidator STAKE WITH FRENS VALIDATOR: https://frens.army/ FOLLOW JURI: https://twitter.com/jurimaibaum - - - - DISCLAIMER All information presented in this podcast is meant for informational purposes only and should not be treated as financial, legal, or tax advice. This podcast's content solely reflects the opinion of the producer, who is not a financial advisor. Investing in cryptocurrencies is risky!
MEV Dark Forest: The Mystery Behind Ethereum Frontrunning In this episode of Public Key, our host, Ian Andrews (CMO at Chainalysis) is joined by the podcast's first anonymous guest. Nicknamed “Hazard”, the CEO of Rook, demystifies the “Dark Forest” of one of the greatest challenges of the Ethereum, MEV, which stands for maximal extractable value. Hazard clarifies extremely technical concepts around frontrunning, sandwich attacks and Flashbots. Class is in session for this episode as Hazard provides informative insights into how MEV impacts users of Ethereum and explains why simple solutions being suggested could potentially compromise the decentralization of the network. Minute-by-minute episode breakdown (2:05) – Hazard's origin story as a Mathematician and stumbling across the Bitcoin Whitepaper and progressing from Discord to Core Team at Rook (7:45) – What is MEV is and how it fits into the cryptocurrency technology stack (13:49) – How do large mining pools and private mempools impact MEV (20:00) – Should Ethereum users be genuinely concerned about market manipulation connected to MEV (25:05) – How does the MEV problem get fixed or is it just a cost of doing business to ensure miners are actively participating (28:55) – What is Rook.fi and how is it helping individuals and developers manage MEV (32:15) – The methodology on how to ensure that the MEV goes back to the user versus only going to the miner Related resources Check out more resources provided by Chainalysis that perfectly complement this episode of the Public Key. Report: The Chainalysis State of Web3 Report Webinar: The State of Web: Watch On Demand (with Ethan McMahon and Kim Grauer Website: Rook Website Article: Flash Boys 2.0: Frontrunning in Decentralized Exchanges, Miner Extractable Value, and Consensus Instability Case Study: Rook Whale Case Study Blog: Introducing Chainalysis Government Solutions Speakers on today's episode Ian Andrews * Host * (Chief Marketing Officer, Chainalysis) https://www.linkedin.com/in/ianhandrews “Hazard” (CEO, Rook) https://twitter.com/0x81B This website may contain links to third-party sites that are not under the control of Chainalysis, Inc. or its affiliates (collectively “Chainalysis”). Access to such information does not imply association with, endorsement of, approval of, or recommendation by Chainalysis of the site or its operators, and Chainalysis is not responsible for the products, services, or other content hosted therein. Our podcasts are for informational purposes only, and are not intended to provide legal, tax, financial, or investment advice. Listeners should consult their own advisors before making these types of decisions. Chainalysis has no responsibility or liability for any decision made or any other acts or omissions in connection with your use of this material. Chainalysis does not guarantee or warrant the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, suitability or validity of the information in any particular podcast and will not be responsible for any claim attributable to errors, omissions, or other inaccuracies of any part of such material. Unless stated otherwise, reference to any specific product or entity does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by Chainalysis. The views expressed by guests are their own and their appearance on the program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent. Views and opinions expressed by Chainalysis employees are those of the employees and do not necessarily reflect the views of the company.
✨ DEBRIEF ✨ | Ryan & David's Unfiltered Thoughts on the Episode: https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/debrief-how-to-fix-defi-tokens This is Hasu's 5th appearance on Bankless and this might be his best one yet. If you're unfamiliar, Hasu is a crypto-economic researcher at Paradigm, strategist at Flashbots solving MEV, host of Uncommon Core, and more recently, a Governor delegate for MakerDAO and overall DAO governance thinker. In this episode, we're going to reorg your brain about what it means to be a DAO. Hear what's broken about DAOs, the potential solutions, what regulation could do to help, and so much more. ------
"and said to them, "Have you received the Holy Spirit since you believed?" They said to him, "No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit." He said to them, "Into what then were you baptized?" They said, “Into John's baptism."" - Acts 19:2-3 MEV
(Reuploaded, fixed audio) Matt and Nic return for news and deals of the week. In this episode: Inert ETH from the crowdsale? Why the credit crunch is like the European panic of 1772 Should we bring back full-liability banks? Are Bitcoiners wrong to reject fractional reserve banking? 1000 pages of 3AC intrigue Genesis had 2.6b gross exposure to 3ac The 3AC blockchain .com transcripts More 3AC shenanigans are revealed Secret exchange insolvencies Coinbase insider trading scandal The SEC regulates by enforcement Gensler is getting a lot of heat Is the bottom in? What is MVRV telling us right now? What is the issue with ETH yield being related to MEV? Can MEV be addressed? Paul Krugman admits he was wrong about inflation Christie's launches a venture arm Content mentioned: Nic in Coindesk, The Credit Crunch is not the End of Crypto Lending SEC insider trading complaint Coinbase blog post on the SEC Paul Krugman, I was wrong about inflation Sponsor notes: Subscribe to the Coin Metrics State of the Network newsletter
Ryan Berckmans, Ethereum investor and community member, and Alexandre Bergeron, Bitcoin investor, discuss Lido's dominance as a liquid staking provider, whether that issue can be resolved, and how it could be a centralizing force for Ethereum. Show highlights: what stETH is, what the uses cases are for stETH, and why it is important how Lido had a first-mover advantage and how that kicked off network effects whether the liquid staking derivatives system is one of a “winner-take-all” how much of the staked ETH will be turned into a liquid staking derivative how Lido might have a huge MEV opportunity after the Merge what the proposer-builder separation is whether Lido's dominance will increase over time whether other competitors have been competitive with Lido why Lido is a natural monopoly because of the incentives and MEV opportunities what the implication of Lido's monopoly is for Ethereum's censorship resistance whether Lido is effectively a single entity despite having multiple node operators whether there could be a long waiting period for becoming a validator after the Merge how Lido is moving its staking derivatives to other chains how Lido's new dual-governance proposal works, why it might be useful to decentralize Lido and whether it reduces the power of LDO token holders how Lido's centralization is the biggest threat to Ethereum in the long term and what are the possible solutions why Ryan believes the value of ETH comes from its credible neutrality and whether Lido's centralization may jeopardize that whether finding solutions around MEV opportunities is a good way to reduce Lido's monopoly whether Lido's competitors could form an alliance and build a tokenized basket of their staking derivatives to compete with Lido whether Lido could airdrop the LDO token to all ETH holders to decentralize its governance token Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021 Ava Labs: https://www.avax.network/ Oasis: https://oasisprotocol.org/grant-programs?utm_source=unchained&utm_medium=partnership&utm_campaign=podcast-oasis-grants-program Alex: Twitter: https://twitter.com/bergealex4 Ryan: Twitter: https://twitter.com/ryanberckmans stETH Lido's explanation of what stETH is: https://twitter.com/LidoFinance/status/1535184472546889735?s=20&t=oQeB1uj7HG7Y4he-0gbcLg Previous Unchained Coverage: In the Recent Crypto Market Meltdown, What Role Did Lido's stETH Play?: https://unchainedpodcast.com/in-the-recent-crypto-market-meltdown-what-role-did-lidos-steth-play-ep-370/ Lido's Centralization: Alex's thread on why ETH is broken: https://twitter.com/bergealex4/status/1410761639226318852?s=20&t=JLyNokP7Kxj7tIiDzHIHTQ Ryan on a liquid staking monopoly: https://twitter.com/ryanberckmans/status/1521179049548300291?s=20&t=JLyNokP7Kxj7tIiDzHIHTQ Ryan's proposed solutions: https://twitter.com/ryanberckmans/status/1531731955011579904?s=20&t=JLyNokP7Kxj7tIiDzHIHTQ Is Lido making Ethereum less decentralized?: https://cryptobriefing.com/is-lido-making-ethereum-less-decentralized/ LDO token analysis: https://medium.com/general_knowledge/lido-finance-liquid-ethereum-staking-ldo-potential-f5dc3553b8d2 Ethereum researcher Danny Ryan's take: https://twitter.com/dannyryan/status/1524044527828303872?s=20&t=H4UNoLn7sKQyZx5ll3-Ncw Ryan's take on Lido's self-limit: https://research.lido.fi/t/should-lido-on-ethereum-be-limited-to-some-fixed-of-stake/2225/9?u=ryanberckmans Lido's Governance Proposals Lido + stETH dual governance: https://research.lido.fi/t/ldo-steth-dual-governance/2382 Hasu on Lido's dual governance proposal: https://twitter.com/hasufl/status/1540652075352313857?s=20&t=sJU5C5xo5litEJrZZDaWNQ Lido's two-phase voting scheme: https://blog.lido.fi/moving-to-two-phase-voting/ MEV Ryan on post-merge MEV: https://twitter.com/ryanberckmans/status/1453597003397611526?s=20&t=JLyNokP7Kxj7tIiDzHIHTQ Alex on proposer-builder separation: https://twitter.com/bergealex4/status/1540934540901744640?s=20&t=JLyNokP7Kxj7tIiDzHIHTQ Haseeb on post-merge MEV: https://twitter.com/hosseeb/status/1464003851942391834?s=20&t=JLyNokP7Kxj7tIiDzHIHTQ
Matt Cutler is the Co-Founder and CEO of Blocknative and a gigabrain when it comes to Ethereum's hidden power structures and all things blockchains. As Ethereum approaches the merge, these power structures are going to change. What will this post-merge future look like? Will users get paid to use Ethereum? Matt explains everything from first principles and it helps illustrate the complexities of everything discussed in this insightful episode. By the end of it, you'll have a better understanding of the purpose of blockbuilders, the new post-merge roles, all things MEV, and so much more. ------