Verse DEX has partnered with Blink to provide front running protection for Verse DEX users. To enable the protection, you’ll just need to set a custom RPC in your wallet. This article will guide you through the process.

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What is front running and how does it affect me?

Front running is a form of attack that bots can perform on traders. It is considered a form of MEV (Maximal Extractable Value), a term which 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.

Here's how a front running attack works:

  1. A user submits a transaction to purchase X amount of token A.

  2. The bot sees the pending transaction in the mempool and immediately buys a large sum of token A from the liquidity pool. This pushes up the price of token A.

  3. The user's transaction gets confirmed at a worse rate than expected.

  4. The bot then sells token A to profit from the attack

How do I protect myself from front runnning attacks when trading on the Verse DEX?

You only need to configure a custom RPC in your wallet. Here are the RPC details:

Network Name: VERSE private RPC

Chain ID: 1

Currency Symbol (optional): ETH

Block Explorer URL (optional): https://etherscan.io/

Many wallets support custom RPCs. Here’s how to configure it in MetaMask:

  1. Go to Extension > Add Network > Add network manually

  2. Fill in the following details:

Network Name: VERSE private RPC

Chain ID: 1

Currency Symbol (optional): ETH

Block Exlorer URL (optional): https://etherscan.io/

Are there any other implications of configuring my wallet with this private RPC?

In addition to providing protecting from front running, the private RPC also has the following benefits:

  1. No failed transactions: Transactions will only be included if they does not revert. This means users won't pay for failed transactions.

  2. Extended protection when trading on other DEXs: The protection from our private RPC is also enabled when you trade on other DEXs besides Verse DEX.

Feel free to reach out to us at support@bitcoin.com if you have any questions or feedback.

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