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I am creating a token contract with solidity. I am using this link: https://theethereum.wiki/w/index.php/ERC20_Token_Standard

Here is the snapshot of code:

contract FixedSupplyToken {
      string public  symbol = "FIXED";
      string public  name = "Example Fixed Supply Token";
      uint8 public   decimals = 18;
      uint256 _totalSupply = XXX; // I want to set this to unlimited

I want _totalSupply to be unlimited. If this is not possible, is there any way to increase the value of _totalSupply.

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The totalSupply will be pretty much limited to the uint256 type: (2^256)-1

What you could do however, is to set the _totalSupply = 0 (or maximum value) and erase all the checks on totalSupply and simply assign balances to the the balances[address] as you wish to.

I'm not aware of any check against totalSupply that's somehow required.

  • Another solution might be to create a contract that generates contracts that hold balanaces upto the uint256 limit and acts as an interface to them - that's however a general scaling problem – j j Sep 7 '17 at 14:59

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