Since @solana/spl-token-registry package is deprecated, I have the question: how to get token metadata by contract address?

  • decimals - can be obtained by getParsedAccountInfo method of @solana/web3.js library.
  • symbol - ?
  • token name -?

Is there any API to get symbol and token name?

For example the following token not present in the @solana/spl-token-registry https://solscan.io/token/hntyVP6YFm1Hg25TN9WGLqM12b8TQmcknKrdu1oxWux

Related issue: https://github.com/solana-labs/solana-program-library/issues/4144

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Token Registry is an outdated way to retrieve token's metadata. The current standard is to use Metaplex's Token Metadata Program to add on-chain metadata for tokens.

First, you need to calculate the metadata address of the token, which can be done using @metaplex-foundation/js lib like this:

import { Metaplex } from '@metaplex-foundation/js';

const metaplex = Metaplex.make(connection);
const metadataPda = metaplex.nfts().pdas().metadata({ mint: mintAddress });

connection is a Connection instance from web3.js library and mintAddress is the public key of the token's mint.

Alternatively, you can also calculate pda directly using @solana/web3.js lib using seeds.

Once you have the PDA, fetch the token's metadata like this:

import { Metadata } from "@metaplex-foundation/mpl-token-metadata";

const account = await Metadata.fromAccountAddress(connection, metadataPda);

It will return Metadata class and you can get details about the token name, symbol, etc using data property on account: account.data.name.

More about Metadata:https://metaplex-foundation.github.io/metaplex-program-library/docs/token-metadata/classes/Metadata.html

  • Thank you. I've faced with that it is impossible to get metadata for some old tokens, for example 7i5KKsX2weiTkry7jA4ZwSuXGhs5eJBEjY8vVxR4pfRx
    – mahnunchik
    Commented May 15, 2023 at 10:01

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