Is there any a way to query the availability of token symbol? I want to issue a token, and I believe the token should be unique among eos network, for example, I cannot issue a new token with name of "EOS", so is there any API to query all token symbols and check the availability of selected one?

  • 1
    It seems token symbol name is not globally unique. You can issue your own EOS.
    – spikeyang
    Commented Aug 8, 2018 at 9:11
  • OK, if that is the case, does a token has relationship with the mainnet of chain? If I (or anyone else) issue another EOS token, I assume we cannot use it to get resources from main net.
    – Daniel Du
    Commented Aug 16, 2018 at 9:16
  • In most places, the token is actually treated as pair (token symbol, contract name): it is usually a bug to check the token name but not the contract name. So (EOS, eosio.token) is different from (EOS, otheraccount).
    – Gassa
    Commented Nov 17, 2018 at 10:11
  • Still, I second the question, as naming tokens as the same symbol will, at best, cause confusion for users and exchanges.
    – Gassa
    Commented Nov 17, 2018 at 10:11


Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.