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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

Evan Schwartz | Software Architect | Ripple
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