Understanding the Token page

A token page is where on-chain and off-chain data of a token are displayed for Ethereum users' reference. The page can be overwhelming for a new or inexperienced user on their first visit to one. To understand the token page, this article will break down the token page and go through it in four different sections (Overview, Profile Summary, Public Note and Activity).

Section A: Overview

  1. Token: This is where the token logo and name are shown. The name is pulled from the token's source code while the logo is provided by the token's creator. If the creator did not submit a Token Update Request for the token, then the token's actual logo will not be displayed.
  2. Owner: This label shows the owner of the address and clicking this label will direct you to a list of other addresses owned by the owner. Kindly take note that this label is usually placed for addresses and contracts associated to major exchanges, projects or public figures of public interest.
  3. Public Label: This label shows the sector/industry/service that the address is in. Examples of other categories for the label are Exchange, Old Contract, DeFi and Stablecoin. For the full list of all available labels, visit here.
  4. Price: This is where the token's price will be shown if the token's creator has updated the token's information (for a token price to show, we require the token to be listed on either CoinMarketCap or CoinGecko).
  5. Market Cap: This shows the token's fully diluted (Total Supply x Price) and circulating supply market cap (click on the value to switch between the two types of information, see below).
  6. Total Supply: The total supply of the token (pulled from the source code) is shown here. Clicking on the i button next to the token symbol will bring out the token's burn event history (refer to this token page for an example).
  7. Holders: This shows the total number of addresses that hold the token.
  8. Transfers: The total number of the token's transfer events is recorded here.

Section B: Profile Summary

  1. Edit: If you are the creator of the token (or an official member of the token team) and are looking to update or edit the information on this page, click here.
  2. View Dapp Page: Aside from the Token page, each contract address has their own Dapp page in which the contract creator can provide detailed information on their contract address' functionalities. A Dapp page is the same as a Token page where they need to be updated by their creator/owner first before any information can be shown.
  3. Token Reputation: This is an indicator of the token's reputation based on the criterias specified in our guide here.
  4. Blue Checkmark: The Blue Checkmark on Etherscan represents a token or project of public interest. The token page with The Blue Checkmark is also displayed first and more prominently during a search on Etherscan, prioritizing a genuine token while showing all tokens with similar names.
  5. Contract: This shows the contract address of the token.
  6. Decimals: This shows the decimal point value of the token that is derived from the token's contract.
  7. Official Site: This section leads visitors to the official website of the token/project. Kindly take note that only token pages that have been updated by their creator have this information.
  8. Social Profiles: This section provides links to all of the token's official social profiles. Similar to #7, the information in this section is only available if the token creator has submitted a token update request for the token.
  9. Check Previous Token Supply: Clicking on this will bring up the Token Balance Checker tool where you will be able to check the token's supply at any specified block number or date.
  10. Add Token to Web3 Wallet: This tool allows you to conveniently add the token into your Web3 wallet without having to manually insert the details of the token.
  11. Update Token Info: This functions the same way as #1 where clicking this will allow you to submit an information update request for the token.
  12. Update Name Tag: Click here to submit a public name tag suggestion for the token.
  13. Submit Label: Click here to submit a public label suggestion for the token.
  14. Report/Flag Address: If you believe that the token is involved in any scam, phishing or suspicious activities, click here to submit a report to us against the token.

Section C: Public Note

This usually acts as an announcement space for news that greatly affect the token such as a mainnet launch, token rebrand, cease of operation or contract address migration.

Section D: Activity

  1. Transfers: This tab shows all of the token's transfer event in chronological order.
  2. Holders: This tab shows all of the token's holders in order of their respective holding quantity/percentage.
  3. Info: Information relating to the token's token sale, market capitalisation, profitability and overview is located under this tab. The information under this tab is only available after the token creator has submitted a token update request.
  4. Exchange: This tab shows all of the token's trading pairs that are available and the exchanges that offer each trading pair.
  5. DEX Trades: This tab shows the trades of the token on DEXs sorted in chronological order.
  6. Read Contract: This tab shows the available 'Read' functions of the contract.
  7. Write Contract: This tab shows the available 'Write' functions of the contract with an option to easily connect to your Web3 wallet to interact with the token contract.
  8. Analytics: This tab shows the statistics involving the token's transfer amount, transfer count, unique receivers, unique senders and total uniques.
  9. Comments: You can post public comments related to the token on this section via Disqus. Kindly take note that the comments are moderated to filter out spam/malicious comments.
  10. Search/Filter: Use this tool to filter the transfer events by address, transaction hash or token ID. When you enter an address into this input field, only transfers involving the specified address will be shown.
  • Raja Amir