MEV-Boost Withdrawal Bug
MEV-Boost targets the highest bid for Ethereum block space. However, a glitch arises when blocks include withdrawals, distorting the MEV valuation and making some bids appear more valuable than they really are, leading to losses for proposers. Beyond individual losses, this issue has wider implications for the Ethereum ecosystem, reducing proposers' profits, cutting down overall transactions and gas usage, and consequently, decreasing ETH burning. We analyze the full impact of this bug and its consequences on the wider ecosystem.