I’ve been runing a Keeper for several hours now. First, I must say that keep3r.network is an awesome creation. Thank you @andre.cronje !
Nonetheless, It is currently quite complicated to run a profitable keeper because of the way we are rewarded.The incentive layer must be improved.
Increase keepers premium
I’m quite sure that projects willing to delegate these tasks to keepers will be willing to pay way more than the current price, especially with the safety that comes with the multiplicity of keepers running on their behalf, to support their respective networks. Prices should be raised.
Avoid gas war
My second concern is related to front-running bots. With the current system, we will end up with bots taking a ridiculus profit by estimating the perfect gas expense by transaction - and most of the value added provided by the protocol will be granted to ethereum miners/stakers. A solution would be to share the premium of a successfull transaction with all the other keepers. I’m not going into the details as i don’t have all the answers, but it’s definitely something that might help.
Otherwise, excellent job. The future is bright !