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Senate Committee Calls for Crypto Regulations, Labeling Decentralization “Phony”

Brace yourself Defiers: Government regulation in the U.S. is looking more and more like an inevitability. On July 27, the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs conducted a hearing to explore potential regulation needs for the cryptocurrency sector. The hearing, titled “Cryptocurrencies: What are they good for?,” largely centered around whether or …

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DeFi Can’t Kill Value- Extracting Robots But Can Learn to Manage Them

The explosion of activity in DeFi markets over the last year highlighted both possibilities and problems inherent to blockchain systems, including the phenomenon of miner—or maximal—extractable value (MEV). Since January of this year, MEV amounts to at least USD $370 million, though some sources say the real value is likely higher.  For the technically inclined, …

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Low-ish Ethereum Gas Fees Point to Flashbots Adoption

As ETH reaches new highs and the larger DeFi market booms, average gas prices have remained surprisingly stable throughout April––and that may be all thanks to one project working at the very core of the chain.  Flashbots Alpha is a proof-of-concept communication channel between traders and miners that allows formerly inefficient on-chain bidding wars to …

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Ethereum Bots’ MEV Profits are Getting Juicier

Ethereum bots’ profits are getting juicier: Nearly half of the total revenue they’ve made since January 2020 comes from value they’ve extracted in the last 30 days.  Flashbots’ newly launched MEV Dashboard tracks and quantifies MEV extracted on-chain, dating back to the first block of Jan. 1 2020. The tracker has documented over 1.3M MEV …

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