This step-by-step tutorial will guide you through the process of updating your token information on a popular Ethereum blockchain explorer - Etherscan.
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Etherscan is a de facto block explorer when it comes to Ethereum. Users visit their service to check if their transactions were mined, contracts deployed, and to find information about tokens that they buy, sell and use.
When you update information of your token, users can find your official website, email, blog, forums, social profiles, whitepaper, etc. Users love different channels of communication, so having many channels can be helpful for your project and token.
Here's an example token with updated info on Etherscan:
Before we begin make sure you have the following:
Here's an easy to follow guide in 14 steps.
Step 1. Navigate to Etherscan
Step 2. Find your token by searching for the token name in the search field. You'll land on the token page.
Step 3. Click on Update link on the token page.
Step 4. Click on Submit button (check that contract address is filled).
Step 5. Click on the Copy button, and then click on the Next button.
Step 6. Navigate to https://www.mycrypto.com/sign-and-verify-message/sign in new tab, click on the Next button until the popup disapears.
Step 7. Click on the Metamask option.
Step 8. Metamask popup shows, click on the Connect button.
Step 9. Paste the message you copied in Step 5 into the Message field, and click on the Sign Message button.
Step 10. Metamask popup shows, click on the Sign button to sign message.
Step 11. Signature field shows on MyCrypto page. Select the value next to sig field (without quotes) by double clicking on it, and then copy it.
Step 12. Go back to Etherscan tab. Paste the copied sig into Message signature hash field, and click on Verify button.
Step 13. Go back to Etherscan tab. Paste the copied sig into Message signature hash field, and click on Verify button.
Step 14. Fill in form with 21 fields in total. Not all fields are needed. At the end, click on the Send Message button.
Congrats, you just finished. Etherscan users will now be able to find your official channels.
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