Looking through the Ethereum.org token tutorials.Any advice or recommendations on setting your total supply and decimals?

Inline comments says:

18 decimals is the strongly suggested

Any specific reason for this?

uint8 public decimals = 18;
// 18 decimals is the strongly suggested default, avoid changing it

uint256 public totalSupply;

Any thoughts here would be appreciated. Thank you!


18 decimals is a popular choice because it's the number of decimals in ether. (1 ether == 10^18 wei.) Because it's so popular, you may encounter code that incorrectly assumes 18 decimal places.

It's entirely up to you what you choose, but I believe that's why most people stick with 18.

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