Solana’s MEV Problem | Eugene Chen, Lucas Bruder
Season 4 | Episode 6
In this episode of Bell Curve, we are joined by Eugene Chen and Lucas Bruder to discuss MEV on Solana. We compare Solana's MEV market to Ethereum's and then delve into the unique MEV challenges from Solana's high-throughput design. Our conversation then turns to Solana's missing mempool, spam reduction strategies, resource pricing, and a detailed explanation of Jito's MEV solution. Eugene and Lucas also shed light on Solana's fee markets, Firedancer, the role of latency, and the tradeoffs of CLOBS and AMMs (this one's spicy).
(00:00) Intro: Pre-Interview
(02:56) Solana MEV 101
(13:29) Spam: 58% of Solana's Compute is on Failed Txs
(18:13) Jito's Design
(25:06) Jito vs Flashbots Adoption
(33:40) “Rook Ad”
(35:32) Who Captures the MEV?
(38:22) The Problems with MEV in Solana Today
(41:58) Solana’s Fee Markets
(49:58) PBS on Solana?
(52:43) Co-Location Incentives
(56:13) Jump and Firedancer
(58:27) DeFi on Solana
(1:03:56) CLOBS vs AMMs
(1:14:10) The Role of Latency
(1:20:14) Recap: Post-Interview
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