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Bitcoin and MEV with Walt Smith SLP580

Bitcoin and MEV with Walt Smith SLP580

Update: 2024-06-02
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Walt Smith of cyber.fund joins me to discuss thoughts on MEV and where it may be going on Bitcoin. 


We discuss:



  • Defining MEV



  • 10 minute block time?



  • Does it centralise Bitcoin?



  • Suffering from success



  • The approach on shitcoins and spam




Timestamps:


(00:00 ) - Intro 


(02:02 ) - Defining MEV


(06:02 ) - Replace-by-fee (RBF)


(11:01 ) - Concern regarding miner centralisation 


(18:56 ) - Growth of private mempool flow & MEV potential?


(24:55 ) - Are mining pools transparent with fee payouts?


(27:01 ) - Expressivity on Bitcoin 


(31:21 ) - Sponsors


(35:24 ) - Does the 10 minute block time mitigate MEV?


(40:27 ) - Is Bitcoin more than ‘money’?


(46:05 ) - Fake L2's on Bitcoin


(51:24 ) - Does MEV lead to miner centralisation? 


(56:15 ) - Closing thoughts on MEV


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