Flashbots: Frontrunning the MEV crisis

How do people feel about the existence of private mempools like taichi.network? If you had to take a position, would you support or oppose them?

On one hand, they feel a bit shady to me, perhaps because they move toward a two-tier network where some people have an unfair advantage over others. One might counter that the service is available to anyone who is willing to pay for it, but it still doesn’t feel very good.

On the other hand, they provide a valuable service by solving a problem (frontrunning) for users.

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Anyone can send private tx via taichi.network, it’s free to use, bro. You do not need to pay for it.

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Ah, that is good. Still, the vast majority of users are not technically sophisticated enough to use it.

It’s just as easy as add a custom RPC node in metamask.

Really cool project!

Does MEV-Geth tie miner and eth client via configuration then? A user creating bundles via searchers will be able to white/blacklist specific minters correct?

If that is the case, I’m wondering the distinction between a darkpool and this practice? Could these be thought of as open source dark pools?

good job.we do not need to pay for it.

Isn’t keeper dao already solving this problem

Very interesting research topic! I have a question - In the sealed-bid block space auction, who can see the transaction content and how much content can be seen? If only the searcher can see, then what prevents the searcher from becoming the arbitrager himself to profit from it?

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