MEV in Crypto: What You Need to Know

MEV, or maximal extractable value, defines the maximum value miners can extract from reordering transactions.

MEV's origin dates to 2014, gaining prominence with Phil Daian's 2019 paper and expanding beyond Ethereum post-2022.

MEV exploits blockchain decentralization, allowing searchers to identify and profit from transaction reordering.

MEV exploits include DEX arbitrage, liquidations, sandwich attacks, front-running, and back-running.

 Preventing MEV involves MEV blockers, lower slippage tolerance, priority gas fees, DEX-native protection.