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Understanding the Buffer System
The Buffer System refers to the way Spool aggregates withdrawals and deposits. Let us make a comparison to understand the difference between regular protocols:
  • Regular Protocol:
    • Every user deposits for themselves
    • Every user withdraws for themselves
    • If deposits and withdrawals happen at the same time they don not "match" with each other, instead they act separately
    • Deposits/withdrawals are expensive
  • Spool with the Buffer System:
    • Every user deposits to the buffer
    • Every user withdraws from the buffer
    • If deposits and withdrawals happen at the same time they are matched with each other
    • Deposits and withdrawals to the protocol happen when the "DoHardWork()" function is called. Meaning: No user pays for the complexity of their deposit/withdrawal, so costs are split
The Spool Buffer System allows cheaper interactions with the Spool Protocol while ensuring no capital inefficiencies are suffered.
On a technical level, the Buffer System is part of the Master Spool.
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