What is an ERC-20?
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ERC-20 stands for "Ethereum Request for Comment 20," and it is a technical standard used for smart contracts on the Ethereum Virtual Machine EVM. These tokens are commonly referred to as "ERC-20 tokens."

ERC-20 tokens are fungible tokens, meaning they can be exchanged on a one-to-one basis and are interchangeable with other tokens of the same type. Another example of this is 1 BTC is the same as another of the 19,450,143.75 in circulation at the time of this article, therefore being fungible as a 1 to 1 value, 1 BTC is equal to 1 BTC, 1 US Dollar is equal to 1 US Dollar, etc. They have become the most widely used token standard for creating and distributing tokens on the Ethereum blockchain.

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