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Superfluid Flow #3

This issue was originally published October 31, 2022. To have Superfluid Flow delivered to your inbox directly every month, visit our website and subscribe today!

TL;DR 😎

Welcome to Superfluid Flow, our monthly newsletter where we highlight Superfluid ecosystem projects, developments in real-time finance, and fresh protocol news!

Introducing Superfluid Ambassadors, Our Community Leaders 🌊

Over the past two years, we’ve been fortunate to have had thousands of talented, passionate developers rally around and build with our technology.

It’s no overstatement to say that these builders have become a central part of Superfluid; whether it’s new network deployments, innovative apps, or hacker support, our community of developers have shown up time and again to support Superfluid Protocol and share the power of money streaming with other Web3 users.

We want to see this community continue to grow, which is why we were so excited to officially launch our Ambassador Program. Ambassadors are an extension of our team and serve as community leaders by supporting new devs, facilitating integrations with projects, and raising awareness about the benefits (and need) for ongoing payments in Web3.

Without further ado, we proudly introduce you to our first 8 ambassadors:

@Bertux | Request: Our deployment wizard! Bertrand has deployed Superfluid on many networks & is a skilled blockchain engineer from Request Finance.

@rashtrakoff | D.A.M.P.: A blockchain developer who built Stroller Protocol, which is currently being used by Coinshift and Superfluid. Rashtrakoff has been contributing to our community since the very beginning.

@donoso_eth | Super Pool: An active community contributor and hacker that is currently building Super Pool, a staking pool for streamable tokens.

@seliqui | Minerva Wallet: Seliqui is building Minerva Wallet & Fraction Token, both of which leverage Superfluid. Seliqui also has experience running Sentinels for our protocol.

@trozler | Diagonal: Tony is building Diagonal Finance, a subscription protocol built on Superfluid. Moreover, he is actively representing real-time finance in the Web3 community.

@aeroxander | Creaton: An active builder currently working on Creaton, a Web3 Patreon that empowers creators via subscription revenue in real-time.

@graven | GeoWeb: A co-founder of GeoWeb and a recent Superfluid Reactor Program alumni.

@markcarey.eth | Degen Dogs: Founder of Degen Dogs Club, an NFT project that streams tokens to holders with Superfluid. Mark is a long-time community member and an active Superfluid builder. Woof.

Our ambassadors are distinguished by the role “Superfluid Ambassador” on our Discord, and you can find their profiles on the right hand side of our server. We are grateful to have them represent Superfluid across Web3 & support us as we transition the world from recurring pull payments to ongoing push streams!

Have You Taken the #StreamingPill and Found Our Easter Egg Yet? 🐰

To commemorate DevCon 6 and celebrate Ethereum’s history, we’ve hid a special minigame as an Easter Egg in our Dashboard! So far, only a handful of people have discovered it… do you think you can crack the code and be the next to find it?

4 New Episodes of the Devs Do Something Podcast 🎤

Sam continues to share insightful tips & tricks from the brightest builders in web3 with more Devs Do Something episodes!

New episodes are uploaded every Thursday, so make sure you subscribe to our YouTube to never miss a drop.

Check out the latest episode below and let us know what you think 👇

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ua0UBO75Wck&ab_channel=Superfluid

Announcing Our ETHBogota 2022 Winners 🇨🇴

We had a blast meeting & hacking with everyone at ETHBogota 2022!

With projects that spanned public goods funding, dollar-cost-averaging, and streaming NFTs, the flexibility of Superfluid Protocol and ingenuity of hackers was on full display. A huge thank you to all of the talented devs that made this another memorable event for us — we hope you continue to build with Superfluid and would love to support you in any way we can!

To see a recap of all the winning projects and their teams, you can read our official announcement here.

Superfluid Bounties 💰

[CONSOLE] Visualize Superfluid’s networked flows

Add a visualization tab to the Console, based on real data, of all flows and accounts on a given network…

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[INTEGRATION] Add Super Token price adapter to Gnosis Safe Transaction Service

Display eligible Super Tokens with the price data of their underlying tokens. e.g. USDCx = USDC price…

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New Project Ideas 💡

Borrow Money Against a Stream

Extend our example template to make it work for real-world users……

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Advanced Vesting Contract

A vesting contract where each receiver’s share is tokenized as an NFT, allowing them to…

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Builder of the Month: Rashtrakoff 🛠 🎉

Every month, we showcase a builder in the Superfluid community that demonstrates a deep commitment to real-time finance.

For October 2022, the Builder of the Month spotlight and its coveted POAP goes to… Rashtrakoff!

Tell us about your background. How did you get into web3 development?

I am an undergrad college student from India. I first explored the blockchain space in mid-2020 purely out of curiosity, and immediately realized its potential. I always wanted to change the way news and social media worked (still do), but I understood how I could make an immediate impact in the financial world with web3. I was sold on the concept of DeFi when I incidentally read about Andre Cronje.

How were you introduced to Superfluid?

It was during my very first hackathon — Etherpunk 2021 by Devfolio. I was fascinated by the idea of continuous token transfers. Although I didn’t build anything utilising Superfluid Protocol, I was technically intrigued and set out to learn more about its ecosystem. Once I understood how simple and elegant it is from a technical standpoint, I started building and contributing to the project!

What has the experience been like building on Superfluid at recent hackathons?

It has been nothing short of excellent. I can confidently say that very few communities are as welcoming as Superfluid’s.

I’ve been part of the community since before the project’s documentation was even complete! Fran, Sam, Axe, Joshua and others were ever present to solve my doubts and guide me along on my journey. Without hesitation, I can say that I’ve learned software engineering through you guys! It’s very easy for new devs to get started now, as the project has matured and the tooling and documentation you’ve built is incredibly helpful.

You’ve built several projects on Superfluid so far. Can you tell us about some of your greatest hits, like dSIP and Stroller Protocol?

Sure, with pleasure! DeSIP (formerly dSIP) was built as part of a hackathon and is partly inspired by Ricochet, another Superfluid ecosystem project. DeSIP allows for dollar-cost-average into different strategies using Superfluid streams and dHEDGE vaults. The incredible thing about it is that users don’t have to pay gas fees for recurring deposits, and they get their tokens directly in their wallet!

Stroller Protocol, on the other hand, was built to enhance UX for DeSIP users. It’s a project which automatically wraps a user’s tokens into Superfluid Super Tokens using Gelato Network keepers when the user’s Super Token balance is running low. You can think of it as a top-up service for Superfluid ecosystem users. It also enables you to earn yield on idle assets, which would have otherwise been wrapped into Super Tokens. We originally built it to be an add-on for DeSIP, but Fran helped us understand how useful the idea really was. It’s now used by Coinshift and Superfluid themselves, which makes me and my colleagues incredibly proud!

What are you most excited about in the web3 ecosystem? Are there any new technologies you’re particularly bullish on?

Apart from Superfluid of course, I’m really bullish on Lens Protocol and zero knowledge proof powered technologies. I started out building in web3 in the hopes of changing the social and news media landscape, and I intend to do so in the future. When it comes to ZK, I believe privacy — one of the key limitations of blockchains — needs to be addressed in order for mass adoption to take place. I am optimistic about ZK tech and look forward to working with it. I believe Superfluid could eventually create something pioneering in this space as well… perhaps privacy-preserving money streams!

We look forward to seeing what you build next, rashtrakoff!

Superfluid Streams Now Have NFT Support

Right before the end of October, we announced a major new feature for Superfluid Protocol: NFT support for Superfluid streams.

In effect, this means Superfluid streams are now automatically minted as NFTs upon opening and burned when closed. By turning all active streams to NFTs in your wallet, they can now be visualized by OpenSea and many wallets and portfolio aggregators!

Users can now see a stream’s specific details (i.e., token, flow rate, sender, receiver, start date) directly within any platform that supports NFTs.

Not only do money stream NFTs improve visibility by allowing you to see active streams within any platform that supports NFTs, but it means Superfluid streaming can be easily integrated into existing token/NFT-gating platforms — providing web3 communities with a simpler way to gate their content & experiences with streams.

With NFTs attached, money streams are closer to becoming an “asset” in their own right! To learn more about the benefits of money stream NFTs, check out our official announcement.

Ethereum Contracts 1.4.2 Release

With the release of our 1.4.2 smart contracts, we’ve added a number of new features to Superfluid Protocol:

  • CFA Hooks added (#1099) — this enabled NFT Flows! 🌊
  • Typechain types are provided to all consumers (#1113)
  • SuperfluidFrameworkDeployer.sol create Native Asset and Pure Super Tokens functionality added (#1104)
  • TestResolver added to allow SuperfluidFrameworkDeployer contract to grant admin permissions to its deployer (#1104)

Click here for more details about the 1.4.2 release.

Upcoming Releases & Features

Research Updates

In addition to continuing our research into alternative solvency and accounting models, we’re excited to announce the launch of our yellow paper series. This series aims to examine the impact of new payment primitives and advance the discussion around what a truly modern payment system should look like.

Our first yellow paper, which is entitled, “Denotational Semantics of General Payment Primitives, and Its Payment System,” will be available later this week!

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