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MEVeconomics in L2 - A Closer Look at the Sequencer's Role and MEV


Mar 24, 2023


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Patrick McCorry

We look at MEV through the lens of a Sequencer's ordering policy. Unlike layer-1 blockchains, the Sequencer has ample time to extract MEV and in nearly all rollups there is only one Sequencer who is primed position to do it. How they decide to pick and order the pending transactions impacts how searchers can find MEV, the type of MEV available to searchers, and ultimately the user experience.