I used the parameters in the picture below to create a token for our organization, but instead of showing the desired token supply of 1000000000 & 18 decimals (similar to, say, the MDT token for instance), I'm seeing an extremely small supply - so small that it's showing as 0.000 tokens in many wallets, even for the person with 99.9990% of our supply: https://etherscan.io/token/0xfe385a02137339c1670845b353eea4753a05652a#balances

How can this issue be addressed? Is there a problem with Tokenfactory? Should I create a new token and just say 0 decimals instead, to avoid this issue? Can this apparent issue be fixed without creating a new token? Thank you!

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The actual totalSupply is supposed to be tokens you want * 10^decimals

Your current contract essentially says you want 0.000000001. What you want to say is "I want 1000000000 tokens, each with 18 decimals".

This makes your totalSupply 1000000000000000000000000000.

  • In this case, what is the amount that should be entered in the first box on the tokenfactory site, if I wanted a similar supply as the MDT token? I think I'll create a new token, since it appears I cannot change the supply after it's created. Or is it possible to change the supply of this coin? Simple language appreciated, since this is the first time I've created a token ;) Commented Aug 12, 2018 at 3:10
  • I'm not certain if the token contract supports a supply change, most don't. As a general rule, decide on the number of tokens you want, and add 18 0s after it to get the total supply you should enter. So for 1000000000 tokens, you enter 1000000000000000000000000000 (and make sure your decimals are still 18) Commented Aug 12, 2018 at 3:12
  • Thanks Raghav! I think I've got the idea now, and will attempt creating a new token then. Commented Aug 12, 2018 at 3:19

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