Season 4 | Episode 5
Join us on Bell Curve as we delve into the world of MEV Searchers with guests Dean Eigenman and Anish Agnihotri. We start with an introduction to the role of Searchers, today's Searcher landscape and the Searcher business model. Dean and Anish then explain how Searchers find MEV opportunities, the relationship between Searchers and Builders, atomic vs non-atomic trades, the role of latency and more. This is your chance for an inside look into the business model of an MEV Searcher!
(00:00) Intro: Pre-Interview
(02:36) Interview Start: Guest Backgrounds
(07:31) The MEV Searcher Landscape
(12:43) MEV Strategies Across Execution Environments
(23:55) Searcher Competition
(27:03) "Rook Ad"
(28:56) Searcher Competition
(35:29) The Relationship Between Searchers and Builders
(41:10) Searcher Capital Requirements
(43:11) Atomic vs Non-Atomic Trades
(51:29) Traditional HFT and How to Win at MEV
(55:40) The Role of Latency
(59:30) Centralization Concerns
(1:02:05) Minimizing MEV vs Maximal Extraction
(1:05:27) Qualities of a Great Searcher
(1:12:45) Recap: Post-Interview
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