This process begins by downloading Borderless and uploading your respective wallets. Once in Borderless, you will be able to observe the order books for all available pairs. At this point you can choose to either make a new order, or take (an) existing order(s).
As a maker you dictate the terms of your trade such as the amount of Asset X you want to buy and the amount of Asset Y you want sell. The maker will also lock up collateral for the trade in terms of NRG.
As a taker you agree to the terms of an existing maker order and lock up the equivalent amount of collateral for the order you want to take.
Once a maker and taker have matched there are four cases that can occur:
- In the first case, both parties send their assets in the settlement window and they receive their collateral back.
- In the second case, neither party sends their assets in the settlement window and they receive their collateral back.
- In case three, the maker sends their assets to the taker, but the taker does not send their assets to the maker, thereby allowing the maker to spend the taker’s collateral.
- In cases four, the taker sends their assets to the maker, but the maker does not send their assets to the taker, thereby allowing the taker to spend the maker’s collateral.
The following flowchart outlines each of these cases as well as the motivations for both makers and takers on Borderless.
|Diagram: Conducting A Trade|