Mangrove is an EVM-compatible order book-based exchange protocol (a DEX), in which offers can be bound to a smart contract. In the order book, offers exist in offer lists, on the "asks" side or the "bids" side.
Mangrove's order book lists promises to trade, instead of locked commitments:
- Offer makers add liquidity promises to Mangrove. They own offers in offer lists and manage contracts that react to offer execution.
- Takers go to Mangrove to find liquidity by executing offers already in Mangrove.
- Governance adjusts Mangrove parameters, sets fees, and opens and closes markets.
For non-technical information about Mangrove, check out the Concepts section.
Where do I start?
A good entry-point to the developer documentation is the Overview in the Technical Reference section.