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Flash Boys 2.0: Frontrunning, Transaction Reordering, and Consensus Instability in Decentralized Exchanges

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Ethan Fast: Check out Flash Boys 2.0, a well written paper by @phildaian @AriJuels and others on problems with today's DEXes: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1904.05234.pdf Nash suffers from none of the problems in this paper, but remains non-custodial! https://t.co/HN968IOH25

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Philip Daian: re: recent DeFi "arbitrage", here are some slides from 2018 that remind us why this is IMO dangerous for *all of Ethereum* (and was entirely predictable) full talk - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-oWE8hg6-0 paper - https://arxiv.org/abs/1904.05234 esp. the last few sections https://t.co/uFd8iW5k3X

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Georgios Konstantopoulos: Seriously if you still don't understand MEV (and how ahead of the game @phildaian et al were with their Flashboys paper https://arxiv.org/abs/1904.05234) you're going to have a bad time.

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vitalik.eth: Once there are more complex apps on chain, we see a challenge. Optimal tx inclusion, including capturing "miner extractable value" via frontrunning etc https://arxiv.org/abs/1904.05234 becomes complicated. This introduces an edge for sophisticated block proposers, risking centralization.

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beta.mycrypto.com: @zmanian @cyber_hokie @IAmNickDodson Here's the paper. The early bits are what most people take away bc it's a bit more accessible (and comes first) but the meat of the issue is the systemic risks. https://arxiv.org/abs/1904.05234 https://t.co/YyI4Zedxc1

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notsofast: I'm only 2 pages in to @phildaian et al's treatise on Ethereum frontrunning, but based on it plus what I know about atomic swaps based on CLTV, I tentatively conclude that atomic swaps are the ONLY method of decentralized exchange which can't be frontrun https://arxiv.org/pdf/1904.05234.pdf

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IC3: DEX hiccups, Time-Bandit Attacks that rewind blockchains, and more: IC3 Co-Director @AriJuels talks about Flash Boys 2.0 https://arxiv.org/abs/1904.05234 hosted by IC3 faculty member @brynosaurus.

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Ihl: Built from the ground up to solve all the problems with current DeXes, whilst maintaining the performance of a CeX. $NEX #nash

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devops199fan 🔪📜😅: fascinating exploration of MEV in the wild 🕵️ MEV = miner extractable value ⛏️💰 "value that is extractable by miners directly from smart contracts as cryptocurrency profits" 🤑 h/t https://arxiv.org/pdf/1904.05234.pdf

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Amber Group: Our favorite paper of 2019. @phildaian @AriJuels et al study DEX bots, and highlights the ways in which traditional forms of financial-market exploitation are adapting to and penetrating blockchain economies. https://arxiv.org/pdf/1904.05234.pdf

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Felix Machart: (1/7) Front-running and #MEV is still a big issue in #DeFi (even more so than in TradFi) - see @phildaian et. al in “Flash Boys 2.0” https://arxiv.org/pdf/1904.05234.pdf or more recently @danrobinson's dark forest metaphor https://medium.com/@danrobinson/ethereum-is-a-dark-forest-ecc5f0505dff

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キノ丂ズム刀イ乇丂: @FeiStrife @gakonst Miner Extracted Value. Scary shit. Read: https://arxiv.org/abs/1904.05234

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jiecut: @Quare @dbless9 @gadkbr @ceterispar1bus There's also this paper. Flash Boys 2.0: Frontrunning, Transaction Reordering, and Consensus Instability in Decentralized Exchanges https://arxiv.org/pdf/1904.05234.pdf

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John: @ameensol https://arxiv.org/pdf/1904.05234.pdf good intro paper by a bunch of cornell peeps

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Rhys Lindmark at #CESSummit2019: @socrates1024 @neha @ittaia @kanzure @dahlia_malkhi @Libra_ @LivepeerOrg @YondonFu @gnosisPM @AFDudley0 @AriJuels @initc3org @phildaian @BitwiseInvest 7d/ @AriJuels @initc3org with a hilarious point—they accidentally supercharged the bot community by: - Creating GasToken (used by bots) - Publishing blog post (which brought more attention!) Check out the paper w/ @phildaian! https://arxiv.org/abs/1904.05234 #CESSummit2019

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EX: @APompliano https://twitter.com/icoexplorer/status/1147266903150403589?s=19

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Georgios Konstantopoulos: @visavishesh @tarunchitra @DegenSpartan @musatheredguard @MakerDAO allow me to introduce you to Miner Extractable Value follow @pinged @hasufl @_prestwich @phildaian, read: https://arxiv.org/abs/1904.05234, https://uncommoncore.co/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/A-model-for-Bitcoins-security-and-the-declining-block-subsidy-v1.06.pdf

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pablitoxrp: @el33th4xor Is it in reference to the “Flash Boys 2.0” paper Phil co-wrote with Ari Juels and others? https://arxiv.org/abs/1904.05234 Easily one of the most important crypto papers I’ve read this year and a portent for the future. An eye-catching title doesn’t hurt either. :)

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Btcharlatan: Ari Juels is the genius behind $LINK. Interesting read for crypto traders

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HotComputerScience: Most popular computer science paper of the day: "Flash Boys 2.0: Frontrunning, Transaction Reordering, and Consensus Instability in Decentralized Exchanges" https://hotcomputerscience.com/paper/25-04-2019

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EX: Researchers from Cornell Tech and several other universities recently published a paper looking at how major exchanges operate ⬇ https://arxiv.org/pdf/1904.05234.pdf Source found here ⬇ https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-04-15/cryptos-suddenly-plunge-bloomberg-exposes-algos-running-wild #bitcoin #exchanges #manipulation https://t.co/E9quhFo9XI

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