What are makers and takers?
Everbloom uses a maker-taker model for trading. This helpdoc describes what it means to make and take orders and to be a maker and a taker.
In order for a trade to actually happen, one user (the "maker") must "make" an order by creating and signing an order and placing it on the orderbook. Another user (the "taker") can then “take” that order from the orderbook and post it to the blockchain using Everbloom and their wallet software. In doing so, they act as the counter-party to the order and execute a complete trade. Funds on both sides of the trade get swapped.
- Maker vs. Taker in Cryptocurrency by CryptoCurrency Facts