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I am learning Eos smart contract. But there are no information except Eos wiki. In ethereum, ethers can be transferred by payable function. How can I transfer Eos in Eos smart contract?

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Each smart contract has it's very own account so if you simply wanna transfer a token to it just transfer to it's account.

However, should you want to keep a record of who's sent the token and how many then you need to set up a listener on the contract which calls a function to add a record to a multi-index container or do whatever else it should do upon receiving a token.

Listening to this action is something I've struggled with as I believe it's not supported by the EOSIO_ABI macro in the contract and can only be done by tinkering with it, an update should resolve this and create a better developer experience.

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Let me know how you go.

  • Thank you for your answer. I will read articles you choose. I know basic concept of Eos transaction and action, but I couldn't find that how to transfer Eos(not token). I want to know the basic process of transfer Eos(like payable function in solidity). – Thunnini Jun 8 '18 at 3:38
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    Sorry, can you spell it out further then, there is no such thing as a 'payable' function like in Solidity. Pure transfers can be accomplished like on MeW for Ethereum, doing a transfer on EOS can be done with cleos like cleos push action eosio.token transfer '["me", "you", "1.0000 EOS, "memo"]' -p me – John Williamson Jun 8 '18 at 3:42
  • Very thank you for your response. But I have one more question... EOS(native coin) is also handled like token? – Thunnini Jun 8 '18 at 3:46
  • Sure is, uses the same contract. – John Williamson Jun 8 '18 at 6:39

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