Long story short I have $1000 in one erc20 token contract but 0$ in ETH. Can I at least transfer these $1000 from the token to another address without ethereum asking for gas? That is: just change owner of token funds without transaction occuring on the ethereum blockchain? 10x!

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    No you can't... Aug 19, 2019 at 13:20
  • You could try sending a transaction with a gas price of 0, the caveat being that it might take a while for your transaction to be mined... (We're on a fairly high pending count currently: etherscan.io/txsPending) Aug 19, 2019 at 16:50

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No. In order to make any changes to data on the blockchain (ie, the owner of your tokens), you will need to make a transaction, and therefore pay transaction fees. Transaction fees have to be paid in Ether.

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