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    Lessons Earned One Year Post-Merge: Unraveling PBS and...

    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..

    The False Narrative of MEV Protection: How Private...

    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..

    The Path to Ethereum Scalability with...

    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..

    Understanding Ethereum Restaking and EigenLayer

    The risks and rewards of extending ethereum's security to other chains Ethereum restaking has quickly taken the spotlight as the next big advancement in blockchain security and programability. But..

    Blocknative Announces Transaction Boost: A Tool for...

    Remotely, August 23, 2023 - Blocknative launches Transaction Boost, an MEV protection aggregator that protects privacy while providing real-time status updates. Now, users don’t have to sacrifice..

    Anatomy of a Slot: The tumultuous 12 seconds during...

    Transitioning Ethereum to proof-of-stake changed how transactions ultimately land on-chain. Like clockwork, every 12 seconds a validator has the opportunity to add a block to the beacon chain. But..

    Decoding Ethereum Smart Contract Events using ABIs

    Application Binary Interfaces, or ABIs, are an integral part of how Ethereum smart contracts interact with the outside world. Without a smart contract’s ABI, a dapp or another smart contract has no..

    EthCC: Understanding ERC-4337—How it works and...

    This timely talk covers ERC-4337, new transaction flows, MEV implications and a 4337 mental model. From a new intent layer to alt-mempools, to Paymasters, and to Bundlers, Blocknative CEO and..

    The Number of Private Transactions on Ethereum Doubles...

    This quarter, private transactions—meaning transactions that bypassed the public mempool—made up 9.6% of all smart contract transactions on Ethereum. That’s nearly 1 out of every 10 transactions!

    How to Get Ethereum Transaction Notifications in Slack...

    Anyone doing transactions on Ethereum is familiar with a certain level of transaction anxiety. The complexity and mutability of the pre-chain layer creates uncertainty about transaction..

    Missed slots caused by gossip issues on consensus...

    On April 15th, 2023, Blocknative’s internal MEV-relay alerting system began picking up an unusual pattern of missed slots. Upon further inspection, we found that these missed slots occurred due to..

    How GossipSub Overlays Empower Ethereum's Consensus...

    Peer-to-peer networks are characterized by the large-scale broadcast of messages between nodes. Efficient broadcast is therefore essential for maintaining the integrity and performance of..

    Understanding Attestation Committees, Aggregation, and...

    In Ethereum's proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus mechanism, the process of attestation plays a crucial role in ensuring the integrity and security of the network. With the rush of new validators and node..

    What are P2P Overlays on Ethereum

    In Ethereum's decentralized ecosystem, peer-to-peer (P2P) overlays play a critical role in facilitating communication and maintaining the integrity of the network. However, it is essential to..

    MEV Protection: How to avoid front-running and...

    Listen to this post: In the world of DeFi, transaction anxiety is a genuine concern—particularly when it involves high-value transactions. Many traders have experienced the unsettling feeling of..

    Exploring Order Flow Auctions (OFAs), MEV, and the...

    Listen to this post: Order Flow Auctions (OFAs) are quickly gaining popularity in the Ethereum ecosystem. These systems are designed to help end users benefit from the economic opportunities their..

    What is MEV Sandwiching?

    Listen to this post: Sandwiching represents a single category under the overarching classification of Maximal Extracted Value (MEV)—the value derived from transaction inclusion and ordering. This..

    The Economics of MEV - Bell Curve Podcast Recap

    This episode of Bell Curve features a discussion between Hasu and Blocknative CEO and co-founder Matt Cutler around the MEV supply chain, the economics of relays and builders, and the potential..

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