Etherscan shows an ERC-20 contract and this many tokens: 000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000070c96a0ea


How do I convert that to a number I can understand? I can use easily C#, Python, Javascript or is there some type of web converter?

  • I just saw that Eitherscan can convert it under "Event Logs": etherscan.io/tx/… – NealWalters Sep 10 '17 at 20:53
  • But how many tokens is 30,275,969,258? Is that Gwei, so divide by 1,000,000,000? – NealWalters Sep 10 '17 at 20:58
  • Turns out I bought about approx 302, so why divided by 100,000?? – NealWalters Sep 10 '17 at 21:01

It's hexadecimal. In python, long(your_number, 16)

Note that because Soldity doesn't support decimals, it's common to multiply by a million or billion or so before storing them on the contract. (The same principle is used with ETH, which the system stores in units of a very small fraction of 1 ETH called Wei.) So you may also need to find out what the contract is multiplying by and divide by that.

  • Oh, so each contract basically chooses its own unit of measure then. And the ERC-20 standard does not enforce that? – NealWalters Sep 10 '17 at 22:27
  • The number of decimals is usually given in a function called decimals(), but IIUC this isn't strictly part of the standard. theethereum.wiki/w/index.php/ERC20_Token_Standard – Edmund Edgar Sep 10 '17 at 22:55

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