How to send a stream

Follow this walkthrough to send your first stream!

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Written by Vijay
Updated over a week ago

Once you’re connected and have Super Tokens, you’re ready to start streaming!

First navigate to the Send Stream page in the sidebar or click here.

Check that you’re connected to the right network by looking at the selector in the top right, fill out the recipient address, select the Super Token of your choice and then select the flow rate.

You must ensure that the receiver is capable of handling Super Tokens. This means you cannot stream to most exchange addresses.

Currently, setting an end date for streams is not available to all users, so they are perpetual by default. You must cancel your stream before your balance hits zero.

⚠️ Whatever your flow rate, 4 hours of flow rate will be subtracted from your balance immediately when initiating a stream as a buffer, and returned when you cancel the stream. If you don’t cancel your stream before your balance hits zero, then the buffer will be lost.

You must check the box saying you understand that this upfront buffer is at risk before proceeding. You can learn more about Stream Buffers here.

Filling the form fields shows a preview of the stream terms.

Receiver: The recipient of the stream

Flow rate: The rate of tokens per period being streamed

Ends on: Streams are perpetual until cancelled by the user

Balance after buffer: The balance of your account after subtracting the 4-hour buffer

Upfront buffer: The Super Tokens at risk if you do not cancel your stream before your balance hits zero.

Date when balance critical: An estimation of when your Super Token balance will hit zero based on current inflows and outflows after adding the stream being previewed.

Press send to initiate a transaction for the stream.

After approving, your new transaction will show up as pending in your main dashboard page.

As soon as you see this, the stream is in progress, and once the transaction has been indexed on chain, the pending state will go away.

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