Nov 21, 2022 • 5M

Episode 52 - Maximal Extractable Value (MEV)

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Gautam Dhameja
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In this episode, we cover Maximal Extractable Value (MEV) and how it works.

Miners or Validators are responsible for selecting and including the transactions in a block. They are free to choose any transactions from the mempool. Miners can choose not to select certain transactions. They can also manipulate the order of transactions. This leads to MEV.