ELI5 Recent Crypto Concepts and Arguments: Flashbots, Rollup Wars, etc.

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  • This research piece contains simple to understand overviews of technical concepts, as well as explanations to recent hot button discussion topics in crypto.
  • Topics include flashbots, arguments for different types of rollups, reasons for multi-chain deployments, flaws with algorithmic stablecoins, AMM design philosophies, etc.
What is Flashbots and is it driving gas prices down? Flashbots is an attempt to make miner extractable value (MEV) have less negative externalities to the Ethereum ecosystem. MEV is the profit miners can extract from their ability (and responsibility) to order and place transactions in a blockchain. For example, we can imagine a miner […]

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