Breaking Bots: An alternative to capturing MEV on Solana
The MEV supply chain is critical to the future performance and business models of Solana. The Ethereum approach of building a searching and block building marketplace is filled with downsides as the particularities of Solana are quite different.
We propose an alternative to the block building marketplace: the solana-mev client. This model allows for decentralized extraction by validators, through a modified Solana validator client, capable of handling MEV opportunities directly in the banking stage of the validator.
If you are building in the MEV space, are trying to understand how MEV will affect your protocol, or are interested to work with us on research topics, feel free to reach out to us through the appropriate channels: