How to Verify Contract Address Ownership?

As an improvement to our previous token update process, users now can have their ownership of a contract address be verified and tied to their Etherscan account. Once this is done, the access to submit a token update request for the contract address that is owned by them will only be available to them, thus providing the owner with a sense of security that no other parties can try to update the token’s information or hijack the token’s page.

(Please take note that every token update request will be reviewed and is subject to approval before it can be published on our platform)

Also read: What Is Verify Address Ownership

Before you claim the ownership of your contract address and update your token’s information, make sure that:

  • the source code has already been deployed onto the Ethereum blockchain

  • the source code has already been verified (if you have not yet verified the source code, please do so using this tool)

The steps to verify your contract address ownership explained:

Step 1: Log into your Etherscan account (if you are not logged in or you have signed out previously, kindly sign in here. Alternatively, if you do not have an Etherscan account, you can sign up for an account here.

Step 2: Once you are logged in, at the homepage, hover over to your username on the top-right section of the website until a dropdown menu appears and click on Verified Address

Step 3: The following page will show you how many contract addresses have you verified as yours and what you can do with them. To claim ownership of a new contract address, simply click the + Verify New Address ­­­button on the upper-left area of the page.

Step 4: Paste your contract address into the input box and click Next

Step 5: You will be provided options to sign the message with your wallet interface by clicking on the "Sign Message Manually" button or sign with Web3 (Metamask).

Follow the below steps to sign using Web3 (Metamask)

Step 1: Upon clicking on "Connect to Web3", you will be presented with the interface to log into your Metamask account.

Step 2: Once logged in, a Connect Request for 'Verify Address Ownership' from Etherscan.io will pop up. You are required to click on Connect to be able to sign the message.

Step 3: Kindly check the details in the message and if all is correct, you can proceed to sign the message by clicking on the Sign button.

Step 4: Upon signing the message, you will need to click on the Click to Proceed button on Etherscan.

Step 5: You will be directed to the page below where the address, message, and signature hash have been prefilled. Click on Verify Ownership to proceed.

Step 6: You should be seeing a page that says you have claimed the ownership of your contract address. Also on the same page, there is a list of things that you can now do with your verified contract address. If you want to update your token’s information, click on Update Token Information


Follow the steps below to sign using your wallet interface (MyCrypto as example)

Step 1: Copy the message template provided inside the box by clicking on the highlighted button in the screenshot below and then click on Next

Step 2: For this step, open a new tab and head on here and choose any of your preferred service providers that provide message signing feature.

Step 3: After choosing the above options, you will be presented with the steps to connect your wallet and a small popup at the top right corner of the browser will appear from MyCrypto asking permission to connect to your account. Click Connect and paste the message you copied in Step 1 into the input field and click Sign Message

Step 4: After you have signed the message, another box will appear under the Sign Message field. This box contains the details pertaining to your signed message and the signature hash resultant of the message signature. Inside the box, copy the value next to “sig”: and make sure to copy the whole string starting from right after the first “ and ending just before the last “ (or simply double-click on the string of characters and copy it)

Step 5: Once you have copied the signature hash, return to the Etherscan tab and paste the copied hash into the Message Signature Hash field and click on the Verify Ownership button

Step 6: If every step was done correctly, you should be seeing a page that says you have claimed the ownership of your contract address. Also on the same page, there is a list of things that you can now do with your verified contract address. If you want to update your token’s information, click on Update Token Information

Now that you have claimed the ownership of your contract address, go back to Etherscan’s homepage and try clicking on Verified Address on the dropdown menu under your username. You can see that your contract address is now listed there and you can proceed to update the information of your token directly from that page without needing to sign another message.

See:
How to update Token Information?

  • Kaven Choi
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