Manta Protocol

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.

Technologies Used

JavaScript Object Notation is de facto standard for data serialization, and was standardized as RFC 8259.

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.