I know this is basic question, but would like to know answer anyway :-) Example is here: https://etherscan.io/token/0x4dc3643dbc642b72c158e7f3d2ff232df61cb6ce?a=0xd56b96cf1856f839a8fe9b1431ff2b0a782f0e80

This address recieved 5000 tokens, but ballance is 10000, was it some token generation event?

  • interesting. Do you know of any other examples of such non-standard contracts? I would like to look into it.
    – Nulik
    Aug 14, 2018 at 19:13
  • according to the source code this token is being minted , depending on the different sale phase. Minted event is not show by Etherescan, so probably this is the reason for the difference
    – Nulik
    Aug 14, 2018 at 19:44

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The transfer list will only show transfers that correspond to a Transfer event from the token contract.

Some not-so-well-written contracts often don't emit a Transfer event for the initial distribution or airdrop set up, which leads to addresses having more tokens than can be tracked via the Transfer logs.

Additionally, tokens can also be allocated via the Mint functionality, as appears to be the case here. Again, since these don't involve a Transfer event, they won't show up in the transaction list.

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