S4 Premiere: A Journey Into The Dark Forest | Hasu

Season 4 | Episode 1

Welcome to Season 4 of Bell Curve, where we will explore crypto's dark forest: MEV. Hasu is joining Mike as this season's cohost. If you don't know Hasu, he is the strategy lead at Flashbots, strategic advisor at Lido, research collaborator at Paradigm and a prolific strategist.

In this episode, we introduce the topics and our thesis for the upcoming season. We discuss the MEV value chain, order flow auctions, how MEV affects security, atomic vs statistical arbitrage, the role of latency, fair ordering protocols and more! Hit subscribe as this will be the best season yet!

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(00:00) Introduction

(02:19) The MEV Value Chain

(14:24) Order Flow Auctions

(21:10) MEV in a Modular Future

(28:50) How MEV Impacts the Security of an L1

(31:52) "Rook Ad"

(33:46) Atomic Arbitrage vs Statistical Arbitrage

(42:43) The Role of Latency

(51:10) Fair Ordering Protocols

(54:11) MEV on Solana and Cosmos

(59:36) Regulation

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Disclaimer: Nothing said on Bell Curve is a recommendation to buy or sell securities or tokens. This podcast is for informational purposes only, and any views expressed by anyone on the show are solely our opinions, not financial advice. Mike, Jason, Michael, Vance and our guests may hold positions in the companies, funds, or projects discussed.

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