I built an ERC-20 token named Moontrail and the symbol is the same that Metal (MTL) I am afraid when listing on exchanges and coinmarketcap. Should I leave it or create another one?

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You can have the same name and symbol, but it's not recommended, especially if you want to list your token. I highly recommend you come up with a different name and symbol to avoid confusion

  • Please, do you know how to edit through etherscan Mar 17, 2018 at 16:40
  • you can't. etherscan is for viewing and reading from contracts and addresses. once a contract is deployed, it's permanent. you'll need to deploy a new contract
    – Chris
    Mar 17, 2018 at 18:06

From a technical point of view there can be multiple ERC20 tokens with the same symbol.

It's going to hurt your brand for sure. This is a decision you have to make.

  • OK, am worrying about listing on exchanges and coinmarketcap, what do you think? Mar 17, 2018 at 16:37

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