Shining A Light On MEV | Tarun Chitra, Justin Drake

Season 4 | Episode 2

In this episode of Bell Curve, we are joined by Tarun Chitra and Justin Drake to discuss how builders are navigating the complex world of MEV. One of the hottest debates is MEV precedence. What parties in the MEV value chain should accrue MEV? Tarun and Justin give their takes and explain how applications and protocols are approaching this challenge. We then explore MEV auction vs latency games, how L2s complicate MEV, various approaches to MEV reduction and on-chain privacy and more!

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(00:00) Intro: Pre-Interview

(02:12) Interview Start

(32:00) "Rook Ad"

(33:54) MEV Burn

(41:45) Should the Application or Protocol Layer Reduce MEV?

(48:23) MEV Auction Game Theory

(51:55) The Role of Latency

(1:04:03) How L2s Increase the Complexity of Latency

(1:10:21) Privacy in the MEV Supply Chain

(1:26:42) Recap: Post-Interview

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