Deploying a token contract

Within a few steps, you can deploy your own token on the Koinos blockchain. This tutorial will guide you through the steps required. Please note that a binary file will be available to download and you can skip to the section that explains uploading a contract using the Koinos Command Line Interface (CLI).

Building the token contract

Before attempting to build the token contract you should first follow the Contract developer guide to ensure your environment is set up properly.

$ git clone --recursive
$ cd koinos-example-contracts/contracts/token
$ docker run -t --mount type=bind,source="$(pwd)",target=/src --name token koinos/koinos-cdt

Note: This will create the build artifact contract.wasm that we will be referencing later.

Uploading the token contract

We will now use the Koinos CLI in order to upload our contract (contract.wasm). It is recommended to read the documentation on Koinos CLI and familiarize yourself with the tool.

After creating and opening your wallet, uploading a contract is simple. Place the contract.wasm contract in the current working directory and invoke the upload command as follows:

🔓 > upload contract.wasm
Contract uploaded with address <CONTRACT_ADDRESS>
Submitted transaction with ID 0x12202687e8f3ccf8175e7b63a24862ee15b5481ce484ee128eeccba60b68ec69d2ae

Utilizing the token

Now that our token is on the blockchain let us interact with it. For this, we will once again use the Koinos CLI. Our first step is to register the contract. We will need the address of the contract, which is the address you used to uploaded it during the previous step, and the Application Binary Interface (ABI) file.

Because we are implementing a token contract the ABI is identical to the example provided here. Copy the ABI example in to a file named token.abi in the current working directory and run the CLI.

🔓 > register token <CONTRACT_ADDRESS> token.abi
Contract 'token' at address <CONTRACT_ADDRESS> registered

After completing the contract registration you will find that you now have additional CLI capabilities. Let us exercise them. The wallet you used to upload the token contract has the authority to mint new tokens. You can mint tokens to yourself or create a different address altogether.

Calling with arguments 'to:"<TOKEN_RECEIVER>" value:100'
Submitted transaction with id 1220ea179557850f9c659cae241334c9b26ab8a816d895726cdb0d08e1eea4e60577

Let us confirm the mint was successful by checking our token balance.

🔓 > token.balance_of <TOKEN_RECEIVER>

Since we have just created the only 100 tokens in existence, the total supply should also be 100. Let us verify.

🔓 > token.total_supply

Now you have a general idea of how the token contract works. Check out the other options available to you. You can see all the possible methods to call by looking at the ABI file.

Token methods:

  • name

  • total_supply

  • balance_of

  • transfer

  • decimals

  • mint

  • symbol

Customizing the token

Cloning the Example Contracts and modifying the symbol and name of the token example is a great place to start customizing your token.