Wintermute MEV Hackathon: MEV with Robert Miller (Flashbots Product Lead & Steward)

On Monday, 22nd August we were delighted to host the MEV with Robert Miller (Flashbots Product Lead & Steward) event for our Encode x Wintermute MEV Hackathon. This was the fourth event in the series, and it was aimed at hackers who are dedicated to building with Flashbots and MEV.

Big thanks to Robert from Flashbots for making this event possible!

🖥 Details, slides and resources are available here: https://medium.com/encode-club/wintermute-mev-hackathon-mev-with-robert-miller-flashbots-product-lead-steward-video-a7fd20a78d48?source=friends_link&sk=71c8d65117c63d55198d1f0fb0c3b929

This 4-week hackathon is a great opportunity to learn, build and get onboarded into the Wintermute ecosystem, as well as win great prizes! We finish the hackathon with a finale event, where the best hackathon projects pitch to win top prizes!

For the hackathon registrations click here: https://www.encode.club/wintermute-mev-hack#form

The project submission date is on Sunday, 11th September, whereas the Finale and Prizegiving event will be held on Wednesday, 28th September.

🎟 The continuation of this series is on Wednesday, 24th August with Wintermute MEV Hackathon: Careers and Ventures at Wintermute. You can register for the event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/392477780607

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About Wintermute

Wintermute is a leading global algorithmic trading firm and one of the largest players in digital asset markets. With an average daily trading volume of over $5bn, Wintermute facilitates OTC trading of 350+ tokens and provides liquidity across 80+ centralized and decentralized exchanges. Wintermute is an active player in the ecosystem, invests in early-stage DeFi projects, provides market-making services for high-profile blockchain projects, and overall supports builders of decentralized finance. Read more here: https://www.wintermute.com/

Not too long ago we hosted Evgeny Gaevoy, the Founder and CEO of Wintermute, for an Encode AMA session. You can find the video and transcript here: https://medium.com/encode-club/encode-club-evgeny-gaevoy-founder-and-ceo-of-wintermute-ama-539944e44fe1?source=friends_link&sk=7aabc34f3db44e7db69ff9e0de2343de

About Flashbots

Flashbots are joining the hackathon as an Education Partner!
Flashbots is a research and development organisation working on mitigating the negative externalities of current Maximal Extractable Value (from now on MEV) extraction techniques and avoiding the existential risks MEV could cause to state-rich blockchains like Ethereum.
The primary focus is to enable a permissionless, transparent, and fair ecosystem for MEV extraction. It falls under three goals: Democratizing Access to MEV Revenue, Bringing Transparency to MEV Activity, and Redistributing MEV Revenue.
Learn more about Flashbots: https://docs.flashbots.net/

About Encode Club

Encode Club is an online blockchain education platform. We work with leading companies, networks, communities, and universities. We educate people through events, workshops, hackathons, accelerators, and bootcamps. Read more here: https://www.encode.club/

Timestamps:

00:00:00 Introduction
00:02:27 Agenda
00:03:21 Ethereum is a Dark Forest
00:05:00 MEV estimates in 2021
00:06:44 How big is the gap?
00:07:36 Arbitrage
00:14:00 Leveraged sandwiches
00:18:11 Where else does MEV exist?
00:24:31 Takeaways from whitehat rescue encounters
00:25:33 Exploits in practise
00:26:35 Clockwork Finance
00:29:16 CFF & MEV
00:31:09 CFF & oracle manipulation
00:32:43 Q&A
00:36:16 Cross-domain MEV
00:37:57 Off-chain liquidity
00:40:50 Summary
00:42:27 Q&A
00:58:10 Conclusion

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