I am playing around with the advanced token functions over at the Ethereum Token tutorial.

The contract is deploying fine on the testnet, balances my account with the created tokens and I can set the buy and sell price but now what? I can't buy tokens from the Token contract and neither can I send Ether or Tokens to it...

Am I missing something? I have not changed any of the sample code.

  • Can you provide some details on what you are doing exactly, some log or all the command lines you typed ? Jun 5, 2017 at 8:11
  • I am doing it all in Mist. All I am doing is copy & paste the code from the Ethereum page I linked above and deploy the contract in Mist.
    – Steve
    Jun 5, 2017 at 9:33

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I figured it out. msg.value has to be set in wei - I was setting it in Ether.

  • Can only do that tomorrow.
    – Steve
    Jun 5, 2017 at 19:24

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