Welcome to “The Chopping Block!” – where crypto insiders Haseeb Qureshi, Tom Schmidt, and Tarun Chitra chop it up about the latest news. This week, Flashbots co-founder Phil Daian j...
Welcome to “The Chopping Block!” – where crypto insiders Haseeb Qureshi, Tom Schmidt, and Tarun Chitra chop it up about the latest news. This week, Flashbots co-founder Phil Daian joins the show to go deep on what maximal extractable value (MEV) means and how it’s shaping the Ethereum ecosystem.
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🔹 how Phil started working in MEV and why he believes it resembles 'Alice in Wonderland'
🔹 Phil's definition of MEV and when he realized this was an actual problem
🔹 how Flashbots was born
🔹 the story of how Vitalik didn't care about sandwich attacks at the time Uniswap was released
🔹 whether it's possible to minimize MEV via more competition
🔹 the never-ending debate about whether MEV should be accepted
🔹 why Tarun thinks the concept of fair ordering is against nature
🔹 how Bitcoin uses social norms to solve its weaknesses
🔹 how Google is being called out in court for creating auction to front run its customers
🔹 how Flashbots worked prior to and after Ethereum's Merge
🔹 why Flashbots complies with OFAC sanctions
🔹 what is the Suave project and how it aims to decentralize Flashbots
🔹 what the future of MEV looks like
Haseeb Qureshi, managing partner at Dragonfly Capital
Tarun Chitra, managing partner at Robot Ventures
Tom Schmidt, general partner at Dragonfly Capital
Phil Daian, founder and frontiersman at Flashbots