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Is there a directory somewhere that references official projects smart contract addresses ?

I can't find a reliable way for finding smart contract addresses of public projects. The only solution I have is to search on etherscan for the project name, but how to be sure it's the good contract ? How to track if the contact address changes ?

I was hoping for a common service on which different projects push their smart contract addresses on different networks (mainnet, goerli, rinkeby etc ...).

Any help welcome!

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The problem with such a service is that it would be centralized. That means someone controls it. That means it can be tampered with, and hacked. Imagine what would happen if everyone trusted that service and suddenly some hacker manages to change some addresses in there.

One of the main ideas of Ethereum is that you don't need to trust any entity. In reality that's not fully the case as you for example need to use some wallet created by some entity, but at least in theory you could code that also by yourself. Also, due to its nature, there is nothing "official" in Ethereum, just more or less reliable sites providing data of different quality - and then of course the blockchain itself which you can always trust.

Most reasonable services point out their contract addresses in their websites or in their github repositories and also have their contract source codes verified in Etherscan. If there is a service which doesn't publish its source code you should be quite wary of it - much of the ecosystem is based on open source principles.

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  • Thanks for your reply. I found addresses for the project I was interested in ! I'm sorry I can't upvote your answer as I need more reputation. Regards – LostInEthWorld Sep 19 '20 at 23:35
  • No problem. If an answer answers your question you can mark it as accepted. – Lauri Peltonen Sep 20 '20 at 4:10

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