Flashbots is a research and development organization working on mitigating the negative externalities of current MEV extraction techniques and avoiding the existential risks MEV could cause to state-rich blockchains like Ethereum.
Our primary focus is to enable a permissionless, transparent, and fair ecosystem for MEV extraction.
It falls under three goals:
- Bringing Transparency to MEV Activity
- Democratizing Access to MEV Revenue
- Enabling Fair Redistribution of MEV Revenue.
Our efforts are focused on three verticals:
- Flashbots Auction: a private communication channel between miners and searchers for transparent and efficient MEV extraction.
- Flashbots Data: a suite of tools for increasing MEV transparency and reducing information asymmetry.
- Flashbots Research: an open, transparent, and collaborative research effort to tackle short and long term research questions relevant to MEV.