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This package includes a JSON schema for token lists, and TypeScript utilities for working with token lists.

The JSON schema represents the technical specification for a token list which can be used in a dApp interface, such as the Uniswap Interface.

What are token lists?

Uniswap Token Lists is a specification for lists of token metadata (e.g. address, decimals, ...) that can be used by any dApp interfaces that needs one or more lists of tokens.

Anyone can create and maintain a token list, as long as they follow the specification.

Specifically an instance of a token list is a JSON blob that contains a list of ERC20 token metadata for use in dApp user interfaces. Token list JSON must validate against the JSON schema in order to be used in the Uniswap Interface. Tokens on token lists, and token lists themselves, are tagged so that users can easily find tokens.

JSON Schema $id

The JSON schema ID is https://uniswap.org/tokenlist.schema.json

Validating token lists

This package does not include code for token list validation. You can easily do this by including a library such as ajv to perform the validation against the JSON schema. The schema is exported from the package for ease of use.

Authoring token lists

Manual

The best way to manually author token lists is to use an editor that supports JSON schema validation. Most popular code editors do, such as IntelliJ or VSCode. Other editors can be found here.

The schema is registered in the SchemaStore, and any file that matches the pattern *.tokenlist.json should automatically utilize the JSON schema for the supported text editors.

In order for your token list to be able to be used, it must pass all JSON schema validation.

Automated

If you want to automate token listing, e.g. by pulling from a smart contract, or other sources, you can use this npm package to take advantage of the JSON schema for validation and the TypeScript types. Otherwise, you are simply working with JSON. All the usual tools apply, e.g.:

import { TokenList, schema } from '@uniswap/token-lists'

// generate your token list however you like.
const myList: TokenList = generateMyTokenList();

// use a tool like `ajv` to validate your generated token list
validateMyTokenList(myList, schema);

// print the resulting JSON to stdout
process.stdout.write(JSON.stringify(myList));

Semantic versioning

Lists include a version field, which follows semantic versioning.

List versions must follow the rules:

  • Increment major version when tokens are removed
  • Increment minor version when tokens are added
  • Increment patch version when tokens already on the list have minor details changed (name, symbol, logo URL, decimals)

Changing a token address or chain ID is considered both a remove and an add, and should be a major version update.

Note that list versioning is used to improve the user experience, but not for security, i.e. list versions are not meant to provide protection against malicious updates to a token list; i.e. the list semver is used as a lossy compression of the diff of list updates. List updates may still be diffed in the client dApp.

Deploying your list

Once you have authored the list, you can make it available at any URI. Prefer pinning your list to IPFS (e.g. via pinata.cloud) and referencing the list by an ENS name that resolves to the contenthash.

If hosted on HTTPS, make sure the endpoint is configured to send an access-control-allow-origin header to avoid CORS errors.

Linking an ENS name to the list

An ENS name can be assigned to an IPFS hash via the contenthash text record. This is the preferred way of referencing your list.

Examples

You can find a simple example of a token list in test/schema/example.tokenlist.json.

A snapshot of the Uniswap default list encoded as a token list is found in test/schema/bigexample.tokenlist.json.


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