I’ve started learning solidity for fun.
It turns out that just as in (legacy?) financial markets, you have similar opportunities for making money like carry trades.
And just like in financial markets, front running with bots is an issue and driving up transaction (gas) fees on DeFi exchanges. You can see the significance of the issue by looking at the extracted MEV here. There’s an interesting paper written about the new “flash boys“.
You can read more about it here: