Bids Sum BTC Size BTC Bid Price XRP 30.58995660 30.58995660 6,000.00000000

Asks Ask Price XRP Size BTC Bid Price XRP 6,000.00 29.07743420 29.07743420

while bids and asks match above, why the orders not getting filled? The above are top entries on each side of order book for btc/xrp since last 10 minutes in the ripple client.


Nothing ever happens in Ripple unless some transaction initiates it. Precisely matching orders are permitted under some circumstances to provide enhanced liquidity. The primary purpose of order books in Ripple is to provide liquidity for payments. Having matching offers on the books permits payments in either direction with zero spread.

  • why would there be a non zero size if there was no order on the buy or sell side? and if there are indeed buy/sell orders at same or better prices they need to fill
    – Medicine
    Jul 15 '13 at 7:14
  • @Medicine If one person is willing to convert nickels to dimes at 2:1 and another person (or even the very same person) is willing to convert dimes to nickels at 1:2, why should they exchange with each other and just eliminate the service they're both trying to provide? That would defeat the entire purpose of both offers -- to provide liquidity or to provide equivalency. Some people make offers to provide a service. Apr 15 '21 at 16:09

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