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by DeGatchi United States

Explore the minds of world-class web3 hackers, smart contract protocol developers, startup founders, and cybersecurity specialists with host DeGatchi as he takes you on a journey through the chaotic world of Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) blockchain cyberspace.

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Podcast episodes

  • #90 - Simpdigit: Solana Validator Voting MEV + Stakeweight QOS

    #90 - Simpdigit: Solana Validator Voting MEV + Stakeweight QOS

    We delve into the intricate dynamics of Solana's validator ecosystem, focusing on the implications of MEV (Maximal Extractable Value) and the implementation of Stake-weighted Quality of Service (QoS). Host DeGatchi, alongside Simpdigit, explores how these mechanisms enhance validator operations, improve network security, and optimize transaction processing. The discussion covers the ethical and technical challenges of MEV practices, such as transaction sandwiching, and the benefits of Stake-weighted QoS in ensuring high-quality service for staked validators. This episode provides valuable insights for blockchain enthusiasts, DeFi investors, and anyone interested in the future of decentralized networks and blockchain infrastructure. Follow Scraping Bits on Twitter: https://x.com/scrapingbits Your Host, DeGatchi: https://x.com/DeGatchi Guest Speaker: https://x.com/simpdigit Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: https://x.com/ComposableFin https://x.com/mevdotio https://x.com/0xPFL Keywords: solo auditor, public auditing platforms, private audits, scalability, freedom, Scraping Bits podcast, blockchain technology, audit industry, flashbots, reverse engineering, cybersecurity, infosec, mev, mev bot, quant.

  • #89 - Matt Solomon: Blockchain Layer 2 Infosec At Optimism, Maintaining Forge Standard Library

    #89 - Matt Solomon: Blockchain Layer 2 Infosec At Optimism, Maintaining Forge Standard Library

    In episode #89 of the Scraping Bits Podcast, we delve into the fascinating journey of Matt Solomon, an aerospace engineer turned blockchain expert. Matt shares his transition from working on guidance, navigation, and control systems at Lockheed Martin to becoming a senior blockchain engineer at ScopeLift and later a director at OP Labs. He discusses his passion for Ethereum, his experience in smart contract development, and his role in enhancing Layer 2 security at Optimism. Tune in to hear Matt's insights on the future of blockchain technology and the challenges and opportunities in the realm of decentralized finance and smart contract security. Follow Scraping Bits on Twitter: https://x.com/scrapingbits Your Host, DeGatchi: https://x.com/DeGatchi Guest Speaker: https://x.com/msolomon44 Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: https://x.com/ComposableFin https://x.com/mevdotio https://x.com/0xPFL Keywords: solo auditor, public auditing platforms, private audits, scalability, freedom, Scraping Bits podcast, blockchain technology, audit industry, flashbots, reverse engineering, cybersecurity, infosec, mev, mev bot, quant.

  • #88 - Michael Moser: ChorusOne, Solana MEV Validator, Ethereum PBS Timing Games, Orderbook MEV

    #88 - Michael Moser: ChorusOne, Solana MEV Validator, Ethereum PBS Timing Games, Orderbook MEV

    In episode #88 of the Scraping Bits podcast, host DeGatchi interviews Michael Moser, the research lead at ChorusOne, to explore the complexities of Maximal Extractable Value (MEV) in blockchain ecosystems. They discuss ChorusOne's innovative approaches to MEV, focusing on Solana's MEV validator dynamics, the implications of Proposer-Builder Separation (PBS) timing games on Ethereum, and the ethical considerations surrounding orderbook MEV. Moser shares insights from ChorusOne's latest research, emphasizing the importance of transparency and collaboration between validators and the community to mitigate negative externalities and maintain a fair playing field for all participants. Tune in to understand how these strategies aim to enhance the integrity and efficiency of decentralized finance platforms like dYdX and Ethereum Follow Scraping Bits on Twitter: https://x.com/scrapingbits Your Host, DeGatchi: https://x.com/DeGatchi Guest Speaker: https://x.com/mostlyblocks Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: https://x.com/ComposableFin https://x.com/mevdotio https://x.com/0xPFL Keywords: solo auditor, public auditing platforms, private audits, scalability, freedom, Scraping Bits podcast, blockchain technology, audit industry, flashbots, reverse engineering, cybersecurity, infosec, mev, mev bot, quant.

  • #87 - Max Kaplan: Solana Validator Stake Weight QoS, Dev-Ops, Liquid Staking, Team Management

    #87 - Max Kaplan: Solana Validator Stake Weight QoS, Dev-Ops, Liquid Staking, Team Management

    Max Kaplan is a prominent figure in the Solana ecosystem, renowned for his contributions to validator operations, quality of service initiatives, liquid staking solutions, and team management. He has been at the forefront of discussions surrounding validator stake weight and QoS measures like the Timely Vote Credits proposal to incentivize validators to prioritize network performance. Recognizing the importance of decentralization, Kaplan has been involved in initiatives such as the Solana Foundation Delegation Program to promote liquid staking and distribute stake to a diverse set of validators. Beyond his technical contributions, he is known for his expertise in dev-ops and team management, sharing insights on optimizing validator operations, ensuring high uptime, and maintaining efficient infrastructure. Through his active participation in forums, discussions, and proposals, Kaplan has emerged as a respected voice driving initiatives that enhance Solana's performance, security, and decentralization. Follow Scraping Bits on Twitter: https://x.com/scrapingbits Your Host, DeGatchi: https://x.com/DeGatchi Guest Speaker: https://x.com/maxekaplan Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: https://x.com/ComposableFin https://x.com/mevdotio https://x.com/0xPFL Keywords: solo auditor, public auditing platforms, private audits, scalability, freedom, Scraping Bits podcast, blockchain technology, audit industry, flashbots, reverse engineering, cybersecurity, infosec, mev, mev bot, quant.

  • #86 - Jeffrey Scholz: Rareskillz, How To Teach, Research and Learn Optimally, Burnout

    #86 - Jeffrey Scholz: Rareskillz, How To Teach, Research and Learn Optimally, Burnout

    In episode #86 of Scraping Bits, we sit down with Jeffrey Scholz, the innovative founder of RareSkills.io, a remote-only web3 bootcamp designed to transform junior web3 engineers into senior experts. Jeffrey shares his journey from being the youngest senior engineering manager at Yahoo to becoming a bestselling solidity instructor on Udemy. We delve into his unique approach to teaching and learning, discussing effective teaching methods that cater to both children and adults, and how these can be applied in various educational settings. Jeffrey also provides insights into the challenges and rewards of learning new fields, emphasizing the importance of experiential and active learning strategies. Additionally, we explore optimal research techniques and how to stay ahead in the ever-evolving tech landscape. Whether you're an educator, a tech enthusiast, or someone looking to enhance your learning strategies, this episode is packed with valuable advice and inspiration. Tune in to discover how to teach effectively, learn new skills, and research optimally with one of the leading minds in web3 education. Follow Scraping Bits on Twitter: https://x.com/scrapingbits Your Host, DeGatchi: https://x.com/DeGatchi Guest Speaker: https://x.com/Jeyffre Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: https://x.com/ComposableFin https://x.com/mevdotio https://x.com/0xPFL Keywords: solo auditor, public auditing platforms, private audits, scalability, freedom, Scraping Bits podcast, blockchain technology, audit industry, flashbots, reverse engineering, cybersecurity, infosec, mev, mev bot, quant.