How to Add Token to Permanent Default Token List on MEW

Find a full guide on how to add your token to the MEW.

Add default custom token to MEW

In the previous articles, you learned how to add your token to the list of assets on Trezor and Metamask. But we’re sure you want to make your ERC20 token even more reliable for buyers and holders. Moreover, you want to make it at no cost. That’s not a problem – read the guide below. You’ll learn how to make your ERC-20 token a permanent default token on MEW (MyEtherWallet).

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What is a Permanent default list on MEW?

As you know, Myetherwallet (MEW) supports all ERC20 tokens. Some of these tokens MEW includes in its permanent default list, which means tokens’ balances show up automatically on the side of the interface.
But, there are many thousands of tokens that are not included. So, users have to add them as custom tokens manually. Custom tokens are only saved locally. Therefore if a user clears the cache, tokens disappear and need to be re-added.
However, if you add your token as a default asset via Github, then MEW puts it in the permanent default list.

Moreover, after adding your token to the permanent list, the MEW wallet app starts uploading a token logo from its database.

How to add a token to the Permanent default list on MEW?

Follow the six simple steps to add your ERC20 token to the Permanent default list on the MEW wallet. But before you start, check your token – might be it’s already in the default token list on MEW.

Also, important to note that there is no option to add Binance Smart Chain (BEP20) tokens to the MEW’s list at that moment.

Step 1. Sign in Github

Log in to Github and go to that page.

Step 2. Create a new file

Click on the ‘Add file’ and then, on the ‘Create new file’ button as shown on the screen below.

create new file
Create a new file on Github

Step 3. Enter a file name

The name of your file must be in the format <YourTokenAddress>.json
For example, 0x3d371413dd5489f3a04c07c0c2ce369c20986ceb.json
You can get your token’s smart contract address from Etherscan.

file name on Github
Add a file name

Step 4. Enter the code

Write and enter the code into your file like in the example below.
Of course, after copy-pasting the code below you should edit it. Edit by entering the specifications of your token. Replace YOUC with your token symbol, enter your token smart contract address, decimals, etc.

"symbol": "YOUC",
"name": "yOUcash",
"type": "ERC20",
"address": "0x3d371413dd5489f3a04c07c0c2ce369c20986ceb",
"ens_address": "",
"decimals": 10,
"website": "",
"logo": {
"src": "",
"width": "32px",
"height": "32px",
"ipfs_hash": ""
"support": {
"email": "",
"url": ""
"social": {
"blog": "",
"chat": "",
"discord": "",
"facebook": "",
"forum": "",
"github": "",
"gitter": "",
"instagram": "",
"linkedin": "",
"reddit": "",
"slack": "",
"telegram": "",
"twitter": "",
"youtube": ""

Note that the easiest way to get a link to your token’s logo is to grab it from Etherscan. Go to your token page on Etherscan. Then, switch to “developer” mode (every browser allows it) and find a link to the logo.

link to token logo on Ethersan
Get a link to your token logo

Step 5. Propose new file

Once you have entered a code, click ‘Propose New File’ as shown below.

Permanent Default Token on MEW
propose MEW your file on Github

Step 6. Create a Pull Request

Review what you’ve just made, then press ‘Create Pull Request’ twice.

Click on ‘Create Pull Request’.

create pull request
The First click on the ‘Create pull request’ button

Then, click on ‘Create Pull Request’ again.

create pull request 2
The second click on the ‘Create pull request’ button

That’s it! Now, MEW will review and pull it in. Note that the MEW team may also ask you some questions if something is confusing or some information is missed.

How to check the approval status?

To check the status of your request, find it here. If you did everything correctly, then a line with your request will get a green mark.
Also, you will get an email notification from Github like on the screenshot below.

email notification from Github
Email notification from Github telling that your request was approved

At the same time, you will see a message of approval in your Pull Request thread.

Pull Request approval on Github
Approval message in the Pull Request thread

However, if you see a grey mark then it means that your request is under review.

Pull Request merging

After your Pull Request was approved, the MEW team will merge it as shown below.

MEW team merged your PR
Pull Request merged

So, your final goal is to see that MEW emerged your request like that one. As a result, your token will be updated with the MEW’s next release. It can take from 3 to 8 weeks. Check the results as explained here from time to time. If not added, contact us via telegram, and we’ll try to help.

What is MyEtherWallet (MEW)?

MyEtherWallet (MEW) is more than just a cryptocurrency wallet. It’s an open-source, client-side interface that allows users to interact directly with the Ethereum blockchain. Users don’t have to join any centralized exchange.

MEW users can perform the following actions:

  • Create a personal Ethereum wallet with many addresses.
  • Receive and send not only ETH but also any other Ethereum based tokens.
  • Use different versions of the MEW wallet. These versions consist of web, mobile app, browser extension MEW CX, MetaMask Chrome extension, and partnering hardware wallets like Ledger and Trezor.
  • Swap most popular cryptocurrencies such as ERC20 tokens, ETH, ETC, BTC, etc.
  • Explore MyEtherWallet’s DApp store. It’s a place where users can open a vault with MakerDAO, or register and manage ENS domains.
  • Send funds in offline mode.
  • Deploy and interact with smart contracts.

What are the advantages of being on MEW as a permanent default token?

It’s hard to overestimate the benefits that a crypto project gets after its cryptocurrency appears on the MEW as a default permanent token.

First, your project’s token immediately stands out from thousands of no-name & no-logo cryptocurrencies. Second, any token-holder can see the tokens’ USD price, balance, and logo permanently and automatically on their MEW interface.

Therefore, your token becomes more attractive and reliable for its current and future holders.

How to check Permanent Default Tokens on MEW?

To easily check any token availability on the MEW’s permanent default token list, download the MEW wallet to your smartphone. Then, open the ‘Market’ section and enter a token name into the search field.

For example, on the screenshots below you can see that the YOUcash token is not yet added to the permanent default token list on MEW. On the other hand, the TOKPIE token is already there.

YOUcash on MEW
YOUcash is not yet on the MEW Permanent Default Token list
TOKPIE is already on the MEW Permanent Default Token list

Useful links

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