Token Names

Tokens have names, and they have addresses.
We all know:
  • AAVE,
  • MKR, and
  • CRV, for example.
We don’t refer to them as:
  • 0x7fc66500c84a76ad7e9c93437bfc5ac33e2ddae9,
  • 0x9f8f72aa9304c8b593d555f12ef6589cc3a579a2, and
  • 0xd533a949740bb3306d119cc777fa900ba034cd52.
Unfortunately (or fortunately) DeFi is decentralized. There is no central repository mapping names to addresses. As a result, anyone is free to name their tokens AAVE, MKR, and CRV. And they do. This is why our API functions never accept names, only addresses.
We keep a list of verified name-address pairs that you can access via a utility function. This will allow you to look up the most common names. For more exotic tokens you should use another trusted source like Coingecko or Coinmarketcap.