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Creating Your Own SLP-Based Token Using Memo

Over the last few months, Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) tokens have been very popular among Bitcoin Cash (BCH) supporters and there’s been a wide variety of unique tokens created. Since then, the onchain social network built on Bitcoin Cash has revealed users can not only store tokens with the application’s native wallet, but they can now create their own SLP-based coins within the Memo platform as well.

Also read: How to Create Your Own SLP Token Using the Electron Cash Wallet

The BCH community has been well aware of the Simple Ledger Protocol and how much the project has developed since the platform first launched. The protocol allows anyone to easily create, trade, and manage unique tokens that are created on the BCH chain. Literally, anyone in the world can create a token in seconds and it costs less than a penny to produce. Since the SLP project launched there’s been plenty of tokens created and there’s a variety of wallets that hold them, an SLP transaction explorer, and now has added another option for token creation. Back in March, gave our readers step-by-step instructions about how to create an SLP-based token using the Electron Cash light client. Now we’re going to give you a quick lesson on how to forge an SLP token using the social network.

Creating Your Own SLP-Based Token Using Memo is a social network built on Bitcoin Cash, users can create a profile, post a status, upload pictures, and even store and create SLP tokens now. Memo is both a protocol and a front-end application that uses the BCH chain to store written data.

In order to create a token using Memo, you need to have an account. I created a brand new profile to show people how easy it is to get started. First head to the website and select the signup tab and from there the site will direct you to the account registration page. All you need to do to signup is create a username, password and select the create key tab. You will also be required to accept a disclaimer, which basically says that you understand that everything is noncustodial and Memo takes no responsibility for your account.

Creating Your Own SLP-Based Token Using Memo
Creating an SLP-based token on the platform is easy and takes only a minute if you already have an account on the onchain social network. Memo allows you to choose a ticker, name, the number of decimals your token will be divisible by, a document URL, and the number of tokens you want to create.

Signing up for Memo takes less than a minute and from here you can browse the platform and load up your account with BCH. A small fraction of BCH is needed for when you’re using Memo because every action is done onchain for a tiny number of satoshis. This includes setting your profile name, description, and your profile picture. It’s good to have a small fraction of BCH in your Memo wallet for token creation as well. You don’t need to add a lot of funds as anyone can mess around with Memo with as little as $0.10-0.50 worth of bitcoin cash.

Creating Your Own SLP-Based Token Using Memo
The Memo platform allows you to store, send and receive SLP-based tokens. The Memo wallet provides a Simple Ledger Protocol address and you can toggle between sending BCH and tokens with ease.

After getting a feel for the functionality of Memo, head to the page and the platform will allow you to generate an SLP token based on your specifications. This means you can customize the token’s ticker, the name, how many decimals the token can be divided by, and the initial quantity. Further, you can also tether a web link to the tokens as well giving them more personalization.

Creating Your Own SLP-Based Token Using Memo
The one thing you should note when creating an SLP token using is that the genesis creation is announced on your user profile. Further, when you send SLP tokens on Memo they will also be recorded on your profile. If you don’t want your token announced in this fashion then choosing to create an SLP token with Electron Cash would be more preferable for you.

For my example creation, I created a bunch of tokens called “The Triforce of Wisdom” and the token’s ticker is called “Zelda.” I decided to make Zelda tokens non-divisible, but you can make tokens divisible by 9 decimals. From here I decided to create 45 billion Zelda and I also attached a URL to these tokens which lead to the official Zelda homepage.

Creating Your Own SLP-Based Token Using Memo
I send 5 billion Zelda to my Badger Wallet and the send from Memo went smoothly.

After you are happy with all the customized attributes of your token, simply press “create” and Memo will broadcast the transaction over the BCH network. After creation, Memo will show you the transaction ID and all the opcode data as well. You can also view the token’s genesis on a block explorer like’s BCH explorer to view the token’s metadata, and as well. Because Memo accounts have SLP addresses now, you can send funds to Memo users but you can also send them to individuals using wallets like the Badger Wallet, Crescent Cash, Monarch Wallet, and the Electron Cash SLP version. It’s worth noting that creating a token on Memo will be etched into your profile forever. So people who want to launch a token in a more private manner should contemplate using the Electron Cash method to create an SLP token. Creating an SLP token with Memo is super easy, however, and creating one can be done in no time if you already have a Memo account.

What do you think about creating an SLP token using the platform? Let us know what you think about this subject in the comments section below.

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Jamie Redman

Jamie Redman is the News Lead at News and a financial tech journalist living in Florida. Redman has been an active member of the cryptocurrency community since 2011. He has a passion for Bitcoin, open-source code, and decentralized applications. Since September 2015, Redman has written more than 6,000 articles for News about the disruptive protocols emerging today.

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