front running and
malicious MEV
on Ethereum

Shutter Network is an open-source project that aims to prevent front running on Ethereum by using a threshold cryptography-based distributed key generation (DKG) protocol.

fair markets
censorship resistance
no protocol change

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What Is MEV?

Maximally Extractable Value or MEV is the revenue the block producer (e.g. validator, miner, sequencer) can extract via front running, injecting, reordering or censoring transactions. The MEV extracted in 2020 alone was worth more than $314M — and that is only a lower bound.

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How Shutter works

The Shutter Network uses a threshold cryptography-based distributed key generation (DKG) protocol.

The mechanism used by Shutter can be implemented into various layers. The first instantiation we built is a simple drop-in solution for smart contracts at the application level, which is gas efficient and doesn’t require L1/L2 protocol changes.

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Rollup as a Service

Rollups can now start integrating an encrypted mempool using threshold encryption for malicious MEV protection and real-time censorship resistance.

Conduit allows anyone to deploy a rollup through our self-serve platform in a matter of minutes, no code required.


Gelato is web3’s decentralized backend empowering builders to create augmented smart contracts that are automated, gasless & off-chain aware.


Launch your application-specific Rollup with the Zeeve Web3 Platform.


Instant private zk-rollups, with all the tools.


AltLayer is an open and decentralised interlayer for rollups.


Caldera makes it easy to launch performant, customizable Arbitrum Orbit and OP Stack rollups. No code required.



Accessibility, base layer neutrality and censorship resistance form the basis of the value proposition of public blockchains like Gnosis Chain and Ethereum and we believe an encrypted mempool is a key requisite and major milestone towards ensuring those fundamental properties.

Gnosis Chain is one of the first Ethereum sidechains and has stayed true to its values.

Gnosis Chain


Shutter Governance, a tool for governance platforms to introduce shielded voting for their users. It uses threshold encryption and is designed to fix issues with misbehavior, voter apathy, and voting incentive systems.

Snapshot is a voting platform that allows DAOs, DeFi protocols, or NFT communities to vote easily and without gas fees.



Tooling for the Ethereum & Starknet ecosystems


Ecosystem Partners

The HOPR protocol provides full control over privacy, data and metadata.

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