Updated 2/3/2018 for new process and layout
Adding a custom token using MyEtherWallet
Now that you have a wallet and know how to check the balance using MyEtherWallet, you can try adding a custom Ethereum token! To be clear, we will be adding a token someone has already created on the Ethereum blockchain, not creating a brand new token.
Head on over to MyEtherWallet and go to the ‘View Wallet Info‘ section. Unlock your wallet and then follow the steps below. If you are unsure about this process, refer back to the ‘Checking your Ethereum Wallet Balance‘ post!
Adding a Custom Token
1. Click the “Show All Tokens” button first
2. Scroll through the list of tokens to try and find the symbol you are looking for and click the “Click to Load” button. If you do not see your token in the list, move on to the next step. In this example I chose the “AST” token. Notice the balance now displays for this token (bottom screenshot). I do not hold this in my wallet so I expected the 0.
3. Click the “Add Custom Token” button
4. You should be prompted to enter 3 pieces of information: Token Contract Address, Token Symbol, and Decimals
5. For this example, I am using a token that was mistakenly created a while back since it won’t be a default in MyEtherWallet. The token information should be provided by the company that issued the token. The details for this example are below in case you want to follow along! Note that if you try to add a Token that MyEtherWallet already has you will see a pop-up that says “This token is already added as a default token. Try clicking the “Load Tokens” button to see it. :)”
> Token Contract Address: 0x65B9D9B96bccE0b89d807413E4703D2C7451593a
> Token Symbol: TKNC (this can actually be almost anything you want!)
> Decimals: 8
6. After entering the above information, click ‘Save‘! Your custom token should appear with a ‘minus’ beside it as shown below.
That’s it for adding a custom token. Also note that the token should now appear in the drop-down list for sending as well.
This is an extremely easy and quick process. The hardest part is probably finding the information needed to add the Token, but most companies will make it available on their website or a social media channel. Time to go start collecting! If you are looking for a good exchange to get more tokens at, check out my Binance review and KuCoin review!
Check out this post for adding custom tokens to MetaMask.