Our Focus

Real-time blockchain applications. 

Blocknative builds infrastructure to monitor and manage the complexity of transacting on public blockchain networks. Learn more about how we are shaping the future of DeFi, NFTs, and more. 

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About Blocknative

Shaping the future of Defi.

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Our values

Blocknative is an active participant in the blockchain ecosystem supporting leading projects and engaging with customers to assure smooth and reliable blockchain transaction processing.

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Technical excellence

We boldly and enthusiastically pursue ambitious innovation, set high standards, and build great products.

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Transparent communication

Our culture is based on authenticity, mutual respect, and trust. We communicate accurately, credibly, and professionally.

Where you can do the best work of your career
We strive to provide our team with the conditions to do their best work.

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Our investors share our vision

We are fortunate to count many leading ecosystem participants as investors. This includes Robert Leshner, Altonomy Ventures, Kain Warwick and Jordan Momtazi, Ryan Sean Adams and David Hoffman, Stani Kulechov, and Diogo Monica. Learn more in our Series A-1 post.

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Our Team

Matt Cutler
Chris Meisl
Christine Egger
VP of People Success
McKenzie Arthur
VP of Finance & Ops
Shen Chen
VP of Business Development
John Jefferies
Sean O'Connor
Chief of Staff
Drew Harding
Growth Lead
Sue Sun
Business Development Lead - EMEA & Global TradFi
Delane Foo
Business Development Lead - APAC
Blair Marshall
Solutions Engineer
Gustavo Esquinca
Design Lead
Dave Kim
Data Science Lead
Aaron Barnard
Alexander Campbell
Victoria Tran
Data Scientist
Taylor Dawson
Louis Thibault
Senior Engineer
Adam Carpenter
Software Engineer
Emily Case
Product Manager
Caroline Kerr
Recruiting Lead
Portia Roberts
Head of Growth
Lewej Whitelow
Project Manager
Joules Baragan
Director of Content & Education
Ayaz Abbas
Site Reliability Engineer
Mobeen Chaudhry
Solutions Engineer
Bert Kellerman
Head of Research
Laurence Delisle
Product Marketing Manager
Łukasz Miłkowski
Back-end Engineer
Sajida Zouarhi
Block Building
Soufiane Hajazi
Backend Engineer
Darwin Valdes
Tyler Smith
Backend Engineer
Kat Leight
Frontend Engineer
Jon Fritz
SRE Engineer

Our Advisors

Seth Levine
Spencer Bogart
Niel Robertson
Dan Ruch
Taylor Monahan
Anthony Sassano
Noah Jessop
Zach Krasner
Mariano Conti
Do the best work of your career

Join our team.

Blocknative aims to make working with mempool data as easy and accessible as working with every other aspect of Web3. We are actively looking for like-minded professionals to join our adventure.

Health coverage

No matter where you live, we offer a market competitive suite of benefits. Enroll in health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurances, and Blocknative covers some or all of the premiums.

Invested in your future

All full-time employees enjoy 401(k) and share Blocknative success via stock option grants.

Paid time off

We offer flexible paid time off — take what you need as long as it works with you and your team, and all Blocknative employees get home office reimbursements.

Learning & development

Your individual growth and development is important to us and we provide the resources to help you grow your career while at Blocknative.

Learn more about Blocknative

Explore the Blocknative blog to stay up to date with all that our team is up to.

Lessons Earned One Year Post-Merge: Unraveling PBS and its effect on MEV, Block Building, and the Ethereum Network
Lessons Earned One Year Post-Merge: Unraveling PBS and its effect on MEV, Block Building, and the Ethereum Network
The success of The Merge and the subsequent Shapella hard-fork showcased Ethereum's ability to smoothly ship significant network upgrades. However, this transition was not without its challenges and learning curves. Over the past year, Ethereum’s journey has been punctuated by encounters with malevolent entities, unintended software anomalies, and disparities in value distribution.
Sajida Zouarhi Sajida Zouarhi
The False Narrative of MEV Protection: How Private Transactions Can Result in a Poorer Settlement Than Sending Publicly
The False Narrative of MEV Protection: How Private Transactions Can Result in a Poorer Settlement Than Sending Publicly
Private transactions have taken off across the Ethereum ecosystem. In the graph below you can see that private transactions have been steadily growing post-Merge from ~5% to nearly 15% of all smart contract interactions today, with a large jump around April and May. The reason for many of these private transactions is to protect users from being frontrun by MEV bots that target their transactions in the public mempool. However, an analysis using the Blocknative Mempool Archive has shown that private transactions receiving front-running protection does not equal better settlement—in fact, looking at a 60 day sample of public and private transactions revealed that users who sent their transactions privately incurred more slippage than those who sent publicly. This article explores why this happens and what can be done to prevent it.
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The Path to Ethereum Scalability with Proto-Danksharding
The Path to Ethereum Scalability with Proto-Danksharding
In order to onboard the next billion users to Ethereum, we need to meet them where they already are. To achieve this, scalability is of paramount importance. Currently, Ethereum is limited to 15 transactions per second (~55 if we consider L2 transactions), which makes it difficult to keep up with competitors such as the Lightning Network (30 million tps) or Visa (which can handle up to 24,000 tps). Thanks to Ethereum's rollup-centric roadmap, we are now preparing for the next upgrade, Cancun-Deneb (Dencun). That will introduce Proto-danksharding (EIP-4844) as well as a series of improvements, which will bring changes to both the execution layer and the consensus layer.
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"After first building our own infrastructure, we appreciate that mempool management is a difficult, expensive problem to solve at scale. That's why we partner with Blocknative to power the transaction notifications in our next-generation wallet."