Create an ERC-20 Token

 

Tutorial: Create an ERC-20 Token

 

ERC-20 Tokens are the types of tokens used in most initial coin offerings (ICOs). They are a standard type of token which is based on Ethereum, and they're surprisingly easy to create.

To help you quickly create an ERC-20 token, I have provided the following open source code below which you can modify and use for your own purposes. (View instructional video at: https://youtu.be/b3kzi4UVdCk)

NOTE: Remix.Ethereum.Org has made some adjustments in the latest versions of the Solidity compilers and as a result you may come across an error when you compile the code. To get around this issue, select an earlier version of the compiler, preferably 0.4.24+commit.e67f0147.Emscripten.clang or earlier.

 

Create an ERC-20 Token Sample Source Code

 

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pragma solidity ^0.4.20;

contract Token {

/// @return total amount of tokens
function totalSupply() constant returns (uint256 supply) {}

/// @param _owner The address from which the balance will be retrieved
/// @return The balance
function balanceOf(address _owner) constant returns (uint256 balance) {}

/// @notice send `_value` token to `_to` from `msg.sender`
/// @param _to The address of the recipient
/// @param _value The amount of token to be transferred
/// @return Whether the transfer was successful or not
function transfer(address _to, uint256 _value) returns (bool success) {}

/// @notice send `_value` token to `_to` from `_from` on the condition it is approved by `_from`
/// @param _from The address of the sender
/// @param _to The address of the recipient
/// @param _value The amount of token to be transferred
/// @return Whether the transfer was successful or not
function transferFrom(address _from, address _to, uint256 _value) returns (bool success) {}

/// @notice `msg.sender` approves `_addr` to spend `_value` tokens
/// @param _spender The address of the account able to transfer the tokens
/// @param _value The amount of wei to be approved for transfer
/// @return Whether the approval was successful or not
function approve(address _spender, uint256 _value) returns (bool success) {}

/// @param _owner The address of the account owning tokens
/// @param _spender The address of the account able to transfer the tokens
/// @return Amount of remaining tokens allowed to spent
function allowance(address _owner, address _spender) constant returns (uint256 remaining) {}

event Transfer(address indexed _from, address indexed _to, uint256 _value);
event Approval(address indexed _owner, address indexed _spender, uint256 _value);

}

contract StandardToken is Token {

function transfer(address _to, uint256 _value) returns (bool success) {
//Default assumes totalSupply can't be over max (2^256 - 1).
//If your token leaves out totalSupply and can issue more tokens as time goes on, you need to check if it doesn't wrap.
//Replace the if with this one instead.
//if (balances[msg.sender] >= _value && balances[_to] + _value > balances[_to]) {
if (balances[msg.sender] >= _value && _value > 0) {
balances[msg.sender] -= _value;
balances[_to] += _value;
Transfer(msg.sender, _to, _value);
return true;
} else { return false; }
}

function transferFrom(address _from, address _to, uint256 _value) returns (bool success) {
//same as above. Replace this line with the following if you want to protect against wrapping uints.
//if (balances[_from] >= _value && allowed[_from][msg.sender] >= _value && balances[_to] + _value > balances[_to]) {
if (balances[_from] >= _value && allowed[_from][msg.sender] >= _value && _value > 0) {
balances[_to] += _value;
balances[_from] -= _value;
allowed[_from][msg.sender] -= _value;
Transfer(_from, _to, _value);
return true;
} else { return false; }
}

function balanceOf(address _owner) constant returns (uint256 balance) {
return balances[_owner];
}

function approve(address _spender, uint256 _value) returns (bool success) {
allowed[msg.sender][_spender] = _value;
Approval(msg.sender, _spender, _value);
return true;
}

function allowance(address _owner, address _spender) constant returns (uint256 remaining) {
return allowed[_owner][_spender];
}

mapping (address => uint256) balances;
mapping (address => mapping (address => uint256)) allowed;
uint256 public totalSupply;
}

//name this contract whatever you'd like
contract ERC20Token is StandardToken {

function () {
//if ether is sent to this address, send it back.
throw;
}

/* Public variables of the token */

/*
NOTE:
The following variables are OPTIONAL vanities. One does not have to include them.
They allow one to customise the token contract & in no way influences the core functionality.
Some wallets/interfaces might not even bother to look at this information.
*/
string public name; //fancy name: eg Simon Bucks
uint8 public decimals; //How many decimals to show. ie. There could 1000 base units with 3 decimals. Meaning 0.980 SBX = 980 base units. It's like comparing 1 wei to 1 ether.
string public symbol; //An identifier: eg SBX
string public version = 'H1.0'; //human 0.1 standard. Just an arbitrary versioning scheme.

//
// CHANGE THESE VALUES FOR YOUR TOKEN
//

//make sure this function name matches the contract name above. So if you're token is called TutorialToken, make sure the //contract name above is also TutorialToken instead of ERC20Token

function ERC20Token(
) {
balances[msg.sender] = NUMBER_OF_TOKENS_HERE; // Give the creator all initial tokens (100000 for example)
totalSupply = NUMBER_OF_TOKENS_HERE; // Update total supply (100000 for example)
name = "NAME OF YOUR TOKEN HERE"; // Set the name for display purposes
decimals = 0; // Amount of decimals for display purposes
symbol = "SYM"; // Set the symbol for display purposes
}

/* Approves and then calls the receiving contract */
function approveAndCall(address _spender, uint256 _value, bytes _extraData) returns (bool success) {
allowed[msg.sender][_spender] = _value;
Approval(msg.sender, _spender, _value);

//call the receiveApproval function on the contract you want to be notified. This crafts the function signature manually so one doesn't have to include a contract in here just for this.
//receiveApproval(address _from, uint256 _value, address _tokenContract, bytes _extraData)
//it is assumed that when does this that the call *should* succeed, otherwise one would use vanilla approve instead.
if(!_spender.call(bytes4(bytes32(sha3("receiveApproval(address,uint256,address,bytes)"))), msg.sender, _value, this, _extraData)) { throw; }
return true;
}
}


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(Source: TokenFactory available open source under MIT License)

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