One of the fundamental properties of a decentralized exchange is that nobody controls the exchange. This means that there is nobody who determines what is or is not listed on the exchange. Instead, anybody can list a token on the exchange for trade.
To list a token on Stellarport, you need to do several things.
- The first thing is list your token on the Stellar decentralized exchange (DEX). The how to's of listing a token on the DEX is beyond the scope of this article. For more information regarding listing a token on the Stellar DEX see this guide and this guide. However, please be sure NOT TO LOCK YOUR ISSUING ACCOUNT until you finished all the steps in this article.
- Once you have listed a token on the DEX, it is time to add a home domain to your issuing account. Adding a home domain is a standard by which you as a token issuer broadcast to the rest of the network where they can find more information regarding you and your token. You can learn more about a home domain here.
- Once you have added your home domain, you need to publish additional information at that domain so that client applications like Stellarport can search that domain and verify that you, as the token issuer, truly own that domain - as well as additional information on your token like an image, description etc. There is an existing standard on how to publish this kind of information called a stellar.toml. To learn more about the stellar.toml file see here.
- That is it. You should be able to navigate to Stellarport and see your token listed complete with its image and description. If it doesn't show up right away, give it an hour or so.
Having some trouble listing your token? See this answer for troubleshooting information.