Gelato Relay

The Gelato relay allows developers to execute gasless transactions.


  1. 2.
    Have a Safe configured with threshold equal to 1, where only 1 signature is needed to execute transactions.
  2. 3.
    To use Gelato 1Balance an API key is required.

Install dependencies

yarn add ethers @safe-global/relay-kit @safe-global/protocol-kit @safe-global/safe-core-sdk-types

Relay Kit options

Currently, the Relay Kit is only compatible with the Gelato relay. There are 2 different ways to use the Gelato relay:

Gelato 1Balance

Gelato 1Balance allows you to execute transactions using a prepaid deposit. This can be used to sponsor transactions to other Safes or even to use a deposit on Polygon to pay the fees for a wallet on another chain.
For the 1Balance quickstart tutorial, you will use the Gelato relayer to pay for the gas fees on BNB Chain using the Polygon USDC you've deposited into your Gelato 1Balance account.
For this tutorial you will need a Safe with a threshold of 1 deployed on BNB Chain. You can create one using Safe{Wallet} or the Protocol Kit.


  1. 1.
    Start with a 1/1 Safe on BNB Chain
  2. 3.
    Safe owner 0x6Dbd signs a Safe Transaction 0xd94a to send 0.0005 BNB and submits it to Gelato
  3. 5.
    Transaction 0x814d3 is executed on the blockchain

Deposit Polygon USDC into Gelato 1Balance

Using a Safe account as the Relay App

While using Gelato, you can specify that you only want the relay to allow transactions from specific smart contracts. If one of those smart contracts is a Safe smart contract, you will need to either verify the contract on a block explorer or get the ABI of the contract implementation (not the ABI of the smart contract address). This is because the Safe smart contracts use the Proxy Pattern, so the implementation logic for your smart contract exists on a different address.

Import the packages

import { ethers } from 'ethers'
import { GelatoRelayPack } from '@safe-global/relay-kit'
import Safe, { EthersAdapter, getSafeContract } from '@safe-global/protocol-kit'
import { MetaTransactionData, MetaTransactionOptions, OperationType } from '@safe-global/safe-core-sdk-types'

Initialize the transaction settings

Modify the variables to customize to match your desired transaction settings.
const RPC_URL=''
const provider = new ethers.providers.JsonRpcProvider(RPC_URL)
const signer = new ethers.Wallet(process.env.OWNER_1_PRIVATE_KEY!, provider)
const safeAddress = '0x...' // Safe from which the transaction will be sent
const chainId = 100
const gasLimit = '100000' // Depends on the contract interaction
// Any address can be used for destination. In this example, we use vitalik.eth
const destinationAddress = '0xd8dA6BF26964aF9D7eEd9e03E53415D37aA96045'
const withdrawAmount = ethers.utils.parseUnits('0.005', 'ether').toString()

Create the transaction object

// Create a transaction object
const safeTransactionData: MetaTransactionData = {
to: destinationAddress,
data: '0x',
value: withdrawAmount,
operation: OperationType.Call
const options: MetaTransactionOptions = {
isSponsored: true

Create the Protocol Kit and Relay Kit instances

const ethAdapter = new EthersAdapter({
signerOrProvider: signer
const safeSDK = await Safe.create({
const relayKit = new GelatoRelayPack(process.env.GELATO_RELAY_API_KEY!)

Prepare the transaction

const safeTransaction = await safeSDK.createTransaction({ safeTransactionData })
const signedSafeTx = await safeSDK.signTransaction(safeTransaction)
const safeSingletonContract = await getSafeContract({
safeVersion: await safeSDK.getContractVersion()
const encodedTx = safeSingletonContract.encode('execTransaction', [,,,,,,,,,

Send the transaction to the relay

const relayTransaction: RelayTransaction = {
target: safeAddress,
encodedTransaction: encodedTx,
const response = await relayKit.relayTransaction(relayTransaction)
console.log(`Relay Transaction Task ID:${response.taskId}`)

Gelato SyncFee

Gelato SyncFee allows you to execute a transaction and pay the gas fees directly with funds in your Safe, even if you don't have ETH or the native blockchain token.
import { GelatoRelayPack } from '@safe-global/relay-kit'
const relayKit = new GelatoRelayPack()
target: '0x...', // The Safe address
encodedTransaction: '0x...', // Encoded Safe transaction data
chainId: '100'