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# OVM Deep Dive (opens new window)

  • Date: May 5, 2020
  • By: Optimism PBC

A thorough Medium post from Optimism's blog that provides that explains what the Optimistic Virtual Machine (OVM) is and the problem it solves.

# How does Optimism's Rollup really work? (opens new window)

A thorough post by Paradigm's research division that takes a deep dive into the protocol implementation of Optimism's ORUs. Covers OVM topics like: data availability batches, state commitments, challenges, incentives & bonds, and nuisance gas.

# MEV Auction: Auctioning transaction ordering rights as a solution to Miner Extractable Value (opens new window)

  • Date: Aug 16, 2020
  • By: Karl Floersch

A thorough discussion on miner extractable value auctions (MEVA) by Karl Floersch.