- Ethereum competitors trying more ways to beats ETH.
- Ethereum witnessing massive bot activities and sandwich attacks.
Ethereum (ETH) emerged to offer smart-contract functionalities that the Bitcoin network could not support. Following that, Ethereum’s competitors rose to provide alternatives to its lingering problems, but they have not yet succeeded. However, Ethereum is currently posing some challenges due to the new “Bots and Sandwich Attack.”
So-called “Ethereum killers” may pride themselves on having novel ideas. But, until now, most of their success has been largely attributed to the limitations of the second-largest blockchain network in the world. The competitors have made unexpected progress in their quest to outperform the top smart contract blockchain due to worthwhile trade-offs.
However, Ethereum has many advantages. And still, its competitors, such as Solana (SOL), Cardano (ADA), and Polkadot (DOT), haven’t beaten the Ether. Since its inception, Ethereum has experienced a wave of massive adoption, powering the development of “Decentralized Finance” and forming the vast majority of dApps in the ecosystem.
Bots & Sandwich Attack on Ethereum
Recently, there was a lot of bot activity taking place on the Ethereum network. A type of front-running attack known as a “Sandwich Attack” is used by MEV (miner extractable value) bots to surround a target trade with two other trades to profit from the price discrepancy.
According to data from EigenPhi, MEV bots on Ethereum set a new record over the past month, profiting $1.035 million through 11,640 transactions. Now, Sandwich bots are grabbing newly issued meme tokens, such as Pepe (PEPE) and Chad (CHAD). These currencies have had no intrinsic value that attracted the Crypto Twitter attention overnight, leading to a 10,000% increase.
Due to increased transaction costs and congestion brought on by MEV bots and sandwich attacks, Ethereum’s network may get slow. As a result of this, the overall effectiveness of the network as well as the user experience may suffer.
However, the widespread use of Ethereum has proven to be a “bittersweet development.” On the one hand, this growth encourages innovation and draws users to the crypto space, enabling the realization of ideas.
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