Nodes act as a gateway to the Ethereum network. Before a miner can include your transaction in a block, a node must first accept it. And understanding how nodes accept transactions can unlock insights into how Ethereum works.
Our goal with this Mastering the Mempool series is to help you understand this crucial — but often under-explored — element of Web3. We suggest starting with our first post in the series, where we cover many of the core concepts of the mempool.
In this post, we explore how transactions enter the Ethereum mempool.