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. 

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. 

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." 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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