Alloy Insights Reading List #9

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Reading List
Ethereum is Proof-of-Stake, Now What?

Following September 15th’s long-awaited merge, the Ethereum blockchain transitioned to Proof-of-Stake consensus without a hitch. Our update covers everything that has changed as a result of the switch to PoS, including drastically revamped supply dynamics and an update on the yield investors can expect by staking ETH.

https://medium.com/@paul.faecks/ethereum-is-proof-of-stake-now-what-f11cdd9e9c33 

Are Layer 2 Networks Good for Uniswap Liquidity Providers?

Uniswap V3 has moved beyond Ethereum to layer 2 networks that utilize scaling technologies such as optimistic roll-ups and sidechains. Liquidity Providers (LPs) using Uniswap V3 should ask themselves whether bridging to a layer 2 network can generate more fees than staying on Ethereum.

https://primitivexyz.substack.com/p/are-layer-2-networks-good-for-uniswap 

Cost of Feudalism: Towards a Theory of MEV

This one is not a read but a talk given by Tarun Chitra at DevCon. "Maximal Extractable Value (MEV) is excess value captured by miners/validator. This excess value often comes from reordering, censoring, or inserting new transactions that allow a miner to front-run users' transactions. Is MEV *always* bad? Can it sometimes lead to good equilibria for users? We modify tools from algorithmic game theory and probability to prove some surprising paradoxes — *some* MEV improves trading efficiency in networks of automated market makers."

https://archive.devcon.org/archive/watch/6/cost-of-feudalism-towards-a-theory-of-mev/?playlist=Devcon%206&tab=YouTube& 

Relevant News
Fidelity to Roll Out Ethereum Trading for Institutions Next Week

Fidelity will officially make Ethereum—the second-largest cryptocurrency by market cap—available to its customers on October 28.

https://decrypt.co/112499/fidelity-ethereum-trading-institutions 

Plaid's New Web3 Wallet Onboard Tool Will Support MetaMask, Coinbase, Ledger

Fintech giant Plaid launched Wallet Onboard, a new tool that will save Web3 developers time and money while integrating over 300 wallets.

https://decrypt.co/112464/plaid-takes-wades-web3-metamask-coinbase-ledger-wallet-onboard 

TradFi policies ‘inadequate’ for treating DeFi, claims EU Commission study

The European Commission is investigating proposals on how to supervise decentralized finance with a new report published this week. 

https://www.theblock.co/post/178922/tradfi-policies-inadequate-for-treating-defi-claims-eu-commission-study 

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