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Hundreds of coins and tokens are listed on coinmarketcap.com, but how can you tell which ones are Ethereum-based or Ethereum-dependent? Hundreds of them obviously are. Is it only through one's own knowledge of each and every individual project, or are there tell-tale signs or indicators lying somewhere on the website?

Furthermore, wouldn't all Polka dot projects be Ethereum-based?

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Any cryptocurrency other than ETH on Ethereum is a token. Any cryptocurrency which runs on his own platform is a coin.

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  • "on Ethereum". you do realize the question is how to identify whether a token is on ethereum right
    – user610620
    Jan 15 at 19:42
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You can view ERC20 on etherscan. This will determine if a token is running on ETH, as it will be an ERC20 contract.

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Not the best way by any stretch, but this should work if you don't have the contract address for a token:

Check on any DEX like Uniswap for Ethereum network. Most tokens that are legit have a liquidity pool set up.

If a token is on Binance Smart Chain the token might be on Sushiswap or Pancakeswap for example, or for Polygon network you can check Quickswap.

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