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MEV Markets: Flashbots, Censorship & Exclusive Order Flow | Westie

In this week's episode of 0xResearch, we bring on Westie to explore the "dark arts "of crypto: MEV Markets. We discuss the underlying mechanics of MEV-Boost, the threat of censorship, Flashbots' dominance, the flywheel of exclusive order flow and more.

And if MEV isn't your thing, check out our pre-interview segment with Matt & Pibblez. Why? Because it's like a weekly newsletter, except not boring and delivered straight to your ears.

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(00:00) Introduction

(00:02) Pre-Interview: News, Hot Seat, Data Insights

(21:15) Flashboys 2.0

(26:10) MEV Boost Explained

(30:47) Threat of Censorship

(38:59) Exclusive Order Flow

(42:26) Manifold & MEV’s Biggest Players

(48:35) Staking Rewards & Flashbot’s Dominance

(59:47) Do All Liquid Staking Providers Use Flashbots?

(01:03:47) Our Closing Question

(01:05:34) Post-Interview Recap

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