TLDR; We are happy to announce that Sablier has been acquired by Hifi. The Sablier protocol and products are now owned by Hifi and will continue to be maintained and supported. I, Paul Razvan Berg, will join the new expanded team as technical lead.
My cofounder, Razvan Apostu, and I are happy with this new development, but Razvan has decided to step away from Sablier for now to continue work on a new project. …
Sablier is built on top of Ethereum, a blockchain that has been running uninterruptedly since its inception. This means that even if MetaMask, Wallet Connect or the Sablier Interface are malfunctioning, you are always able to interact with the Sablier protocol.
This is a guide aimed at technical users familiar with Ethereum and smart contract technology. We will use the Etherscan blockchain explorer, but you can use any other web interface with dapp capabilities, such as MyEtherWallet.
Smart contract architecture, addresses, ABIs, and function descriptions for the protocol are available at docs.sablier.finance.
Big thanks and kudos to the talented engineers who cracked on our bounties during the #TakeBackTheWeb hackathon organised by Gitcoin. We are humbled by your interest in Sablier.
Judging turned out to be way harder than expected, due to the quality of the submissions being very high. We went through each individual project, tried it out and provided commentary to each hacker.
This bounty received four submissions from:
We were impressed by TripleSpeeder’s submission and his agility in responding to and implementing our feedback, therefore he is the winner of the 750 SAI bounty.
We burned the admin keys and don’t have any administrative rights anymore. This article should only be consulted for historical purposes.
Sablier has two building blocks:
In this article, we will focus on the second item. We will shed light on the administrator rights we have as protocol authors and maintainers, as well as on the security measures we’ve taken.
Let’s start with a primer on the technical design.
Sablier v1 has three smart contracts, all non-upgradeable:
Today, we’re excited to unveil a broad collection of ideas and use cases for real-time finance. We’re doing this after launching in December 2019 and realising that the Sablier protocol can be applied to so many things.
This is an invite for you to steal any of the tweets below and make it your own project. Sablier provides you with the picks & shovels for the money streaming part.
Today, we’re excited to launch Sablier v1, the protocol for real-time finance on Ethereum. This is a release for which we set a high bar for the user experience of our products and the security of our smart contracts.
The app launched in June 2019 was cute, but had several shortcomings:
When you’re building a dapp for continuous salaries, writing accurate time-dependent tests is a necessity. I recently learned how to do it the hard way, bashing my head against the wall, so I wrote this article to spare you the hassle.
I will further assume that:
Manipulating time in tests written for Ethereum smart contracts comes with some gotchas.
While it is totally possible to jump forwards and backwards in time in Ganache, there are multiple ways…
We’re excited to announce that we raised a grant from MakerDAO to take our endeavours further. We will use the funds to expand the team and ship a beautiful mobile-first dapp for continuous salaries.
The grant package includes a smart contract security audit from a top security firm in the industry, but we will get an additional pair of eyes to inspect the codebase. More information on this over the following months.
We announced Sablier in early June and people’s reactions took us by surprise in a very positive way:
On the 3rd of August, at approximately 11pm BST, we become aware of a vulnerability in the Ethereum smart contract underpinning the dapp user interface hosted at beta.sablier.app. This dapp has been downgraded on the Rinkeby testnet and no interactions are allowed on Mainnet any more.
The vulnerability would allow an attacker to pay themselves using the tokens belonging to a user that had previously approved Sablier to spend from the DAI contract.
The funds held in the Sablier contract are safe, it is the user’s personal balance that got affected. That is, strictly the DAI balance. Ether and all…
In this article, we explore the long-term vision for Sablier.
We’re going to walk through the rationale behind the initial focus on continuous salaries and how we plan to leverage that in the future.
Employers shoot us a pay check once every so often — two weeks in the US and one month in Europe or Asia. This led society to imagine money as a collection of discrete payments.
We believe that makes for a highly inefficient payment system.
Salaries should be paid continuously and instantly available for employees to withdraw as they’re going to work.
Technical lead at Mainframe. Previously founded @SablierHQ.