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Connectors and market makers (left-over question from the workshop)

From: Evan Schwartz <evan@ripple.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Mar 2016 14:42:41 -0500
Message-ID: <CAONA2jX8t_6J4xd_HkwcNzCiXcdwBTHe0EukDKVge1daVdPwZw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Interledger Community Group <public-interledger@w3.org>
>
> Is the connector the market maker? Or there is just a overlap between
> their functions? Or they serve the network in different level?
>

Connectors are generalizations of the role of the market maker. Connectors
provide liquidity to send payments between different ledgers. From the
protocol's perspective, we don't care *why *the connector is able to
facilitate payments, only *that it is able to*. A connector could represent
a single market maker with accounts on two ledgers, it could represent a
bilateral credit relationship between two ledgers, an exchange that
abstracts away many market makers trading in the background, or a
clearinghouse.

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Evan Schwartz | Software Architect | Ripple
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