Manta is designed to be a safe, crypto agnostic, privacy friendly payment protocol.
Manta defines the transaction flow between three entities:
- It’s the initiator of the single payment transaction. It requires that some amount of money is paid by a Wallet and to do so it exchanges messages only with a Payment Processor. It’s also called Store in the code.
- Payment Processor
- As the name suggests, it manages the payment process in its entirety. The other two parties never communicate directly but they exchange messages with it.
- End user who visits merchant’s web site, orders goods and/or service and pays for it.
Message Queuing Telemetry Transport is an ISO standard (ISO/IEC PRF 20922) publish-subscribe-based messaging protocol.
Information exchange is organized in topics and clients communicates directly only with the broker service. A client can instruct the broker to retain a published message so that it can be delivered to future subscribers whose subscriptions match its topic name.