MEV Protection

Fordefi offers your transactions protection from MEV profiting.

"Maximal extractable value (MEV) refers to the maximum value that can be extracted from block production in excess of the standard block reward and gas fees by including, excluding, and changing the order of transactions in a block."

When you create an Ethereum transaction, Fordefi provides you the option of protection from MEV profiting. Fordefi supports MEV protection for transactions of type EVM Transaction on ethereum_mainnet chain only.

Using MEV protection, your transaction will not be published to the public mempool. Instead, it will be relayed to a “private” mempool, where it will be bundled and auctioned, ensuring protection from searchers picking your transaction from the public mempool and front-running it.

Currently, Fordefi achieves this by sending the transaction to the “Flashbots Protect” RPC.

If you choose to use MEV protection, Fordefi recommends setting the gas fee as “high” to ensure the transaction is bundled.