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Extracting MEV in early stage Ethereum PoS - Stakers’ options

September 28th, 2022
"mev bad" or "mev till i die"?! An attempt to frame the landscape of MEV extraction options for stakers in early stage PoS
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FAQ: MEV and mev-boost (for node runners)

July 7th, 2022
What ist mev-boost? Who should run it and why? And what are searchers, builders and relays?
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MEV access on Goerli/Prater testnet

June 18th, 2022
This post aims to provide a quick and minimalistic setup guide on how to test accessing MEV as a validator on the Goerli/Prater testnet.
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On Bitcoin’s Security Budget

April 24th, 2022
A quick and concise rundown on why Bitcoin has a security budget issue and why it’s not 100 years away
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How to run an Ethereum execution & consensus client with Ubuntu & Docker

February 6th, 2022
→ updated on 09/20/22 for post-merge compatability
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Flipping the Switch - the Doom of Proof-of-Work

February 2nd, 2022
Debates about different consensus mechanisms of blockchains belong to the most persistent chatters in the crypto hemisphere since its formation. Blockchains depend on a Proof-of-Something in order to prove the dedication of a scarce resource to the protocol. In Proof-of-Work mining hardware and the consumption of energy are dedicated whereas in Proof-of-Stake it is the end-protocol asset itself (in this case: ETH). In contrast to a just hypothetical Proof-of-Flowers, the dedication of both work and stake are easy to prove to a protocol. This is why they serve as prominent representatives of crypto-economic consensus mechanisms.
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