Mining pools are major power players in the Ethereum ecosystem. With miner-extractable value (“MEV”) growing exponentially, the passing of EIP-1559 and the upcoming merge, they have become louder and increasingly important actors in the ecosystem.

For the uninitiated: mining pools are software providers who enable many mining machines to pool together their mining power and share rewards. Mining pools are essential in PoW mining on two levels: first, because earnings for individual miners are highly volatile, and second, because setting up the software infrastructure around mining is increasingly complex. …

Ivan Bogatyy

Ethereum researcher and builder @mining-dao

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