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    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..

    The Future of MEV: Smoothing vs Burning vs Sharing

    Listen to this post: Your browser does not support the audio element. Since the explosion of DeFi in the summer of 2020, MEV (Maximal Extractable Value) has continued to grow as a force in the..

    Latency Wars: The Constant Fight for Lower Latency

    The faster you receive data, the faster you can act... and the better your edge. From the early days of Wall Street to high-frequency trading plus other historical examples, we can learn from the..

    Crypto taxes: an advanced look for validators, stakers...

    In preparation for crypto tax season, Blocknative CMO John Jefferies sat down with Pat White, the CEO of crypto accounting firm Bitwave, to take a deep dive on the latest on everything validators,..

    Preparing for Shanghai + Capella (Shapella): What...

    TL;DR: It is necessary for ALL validators to upgrade their clients with the latest versions. See the “Upgrading Your Clients” section for relevant links. Some validators will also need to assign a..

    Understanding the 4337 MEV Supply Chain

    I recently published a breakdown of how the adoption of ERC-4337 will impact the current MEV supply chain on Ethereum. If you are interested in diving deeper into the world of ERC-4337 and MEV, you..

    Web3 Onboard
    Metamask Won't Connect? Best Practices for Web3 Wallet...

    Where Is My Web3 Wallet?! Have you ever had funds in a browser wallet like MetaMask, Trust, Coinbase Wallet, etc, gone to connect to a dapp, then seen that either the address or balance is wrong or,..

    Introductory Guide to Account Abstraction (ERC-4337)

    It’s easy to understand why the concept of Account Abstraction has enveloped the Ethereum community since the release of ERC-4337. It promises a whole new, easier way to interact with the Ethereum..

    A Guide to Ethereum Liquid Staking

    With the Shanghai upgrade for Ethereum set to take place in April, the ability to withdraw staked ETH will also become available. As the upgrade approaches, interest in liquid staking protocols has..

    Blocknative CEO Matt Cutler: Block Building & MEV @...

    The following video is a recording of Blocknative CEO Matt Cutler's discussion at ETHDenver 2023 regarding the current state of block building and MEV on Ethereum.

    ETHDenver Day 3 - Blocknative Daily Dispatch

    The Blocknative team is live at ETHDenver to meet with BUIDLers and the community at large. We’re soaking in all the discussions and will be highlighting a few of our favorite presentations from each..

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