Tag: flashbots

Sep 03 2022

The Chopping Block: Why DeFi May Be Over-Complying With Tornado Cash Sanctions – Ep. 392

Welcome to The Chopping Block! Crypto insiders Haseeb Qureshi and Tom Schmidt chop it up about the latest news in the digital asset industry. In this episode, Jill Gunter, the empress of Espresso, also joined the conversation. Show topics: Whether product management is the new consulting What is going to happen with macroeconomics and whether monetary policy is data-driven Why Jill’s faith is...

Aug 23 2022

Why Is Ethereum Trying to Maximize Value From Users? Two Sides Debate – Ep. 388

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...

Aug 18 2022

The Chopping Block: Did OFAC Overstep by Sanctioning Tornado Cash? – Ep. 386

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...

Nov 01 2021

Apr 12 2021

Why Are Gas Fees So Low? Inside ETH’s Secret Bot Wars

In Ethereum's "dark forest," one brave dev team has taken on the hard task of slaying the arbitrage bots that have spiked gas prices and extracted $370 million from regular DeFi users. The War Against High Gas Prices Gas prices dropped significantly over the weekend, dropping near 30-day lows despite ETH itself hitting an all-time high. The reason for the unexpected drop lies...

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