Jun 27, 2022
Matt Cutler is the Co-Founder and CEO of Blocknative and a gigabrain when it comes to Ethereum’s hidden power structures and all things blockchains.
As Ethereum approaches the merge, these power structures are going to change. What will this post-merge future look like? Will users get paid to use Ethereum?
Matt explains everything from first principles and it helps illustrate the complexities of everything discussed in this insightful episode. By the end of it, you’ll have a better understanding of the purpose of blockbuilders, the new post-merge roles, all things MEV, and so much more.
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6:27 The Reason for the Merge
10:07 The Values PoS Preserves
13:45 Blockbuilding Explained
16:35 Mining Pools & Incentive Categories
30:25 Why Decentralizing Power Matters
33:40 The Future State of Ethereum
39:21 The Post-Merge World Roles Explained
45:25 MEV Searchers vs. Blockbuilders vs. Stakers/Validators
55:45 PBS & MEV Boost & Who Are the Blockbuilders
1:03:50 Economic Rewards for Blockbuilders
1:17:19 Ethereum Will Eventually Pay Users?
1:19:40 Can Ethereum Stay Decentralized?
1:26:22 ETH The Asset
1:31:39 Where MEV Exists
1:35:16 How Blocknative Fits into All of This
1:37:30 Closing & Disclaimers
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