A ‘Token Already Exists’ error can occur when an incorrect contract address was added as a custom token.

To find the correct contract address, follow these instructions:

Using Ethplorer.io

Step 1. Enter the name of the token you want to add to your MyEtherWallet interface.

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Step 2. Use the contract address (not the creator address) for the custom token field in MEW. Be sure to use the correct decimal count as well.

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Using Etherscan.io

Step 1. Enter the name of the token you want to add to your MyEtherWallet interface.

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Step 2. Use the contract address for the custom token and be sure to use the correct decimals as well.

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Other causes:

This error can also occur if the symbol of your token is the same as a symbol already in our default list. To solve this, try adding the symbol with a ‘2’ after.

Using our above example, instead of ‘SNT’, you would add the token as ‘SNT2’.

This has no actual effect on the token itself but is just a placeholder to make organizing your tokens easier.


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