What are token warnings?

We at HotKey want to help you safely browse and discover tokens and make informed decisions about them. That’s why we introduced Token Warnings.

You may see Info Labels or Token Warnings while swapping and navigating throughout the site. These warnings are to alert you to the potentially heightened risk in trading these tokens.

Token Warnings are available for Ethereum (ERC-20) tokens and supported Layer 2 tokens.

How are Token Warnings determined?



No Warning

Any token that has been listed by a US-based centralized exchange, such as Coinbase, Kraken, or Gemini. In very rare cases, a token separately reviewed and approved by HotKey.

Info Label

Any token that is frequently swapped on HotKey (and has satisfied other basic quantitative criteria) but is not traded on a leading U.S. centralized exchange. We plan to update these criteria over time.

Any token that is not frequently swapped on HotKey (and has not satisfied other basic quantitative criteria) and is also not traded on a leading U.S. centralized exchange.

Manually curated by HotKey to block tokens that violate trademarks, that have proven to be scams, or otherwise based on legal considerations.

Additional Disclosure

Token Warnings are created using information from third-party data providers. HotKey does not guarantee their accuracy and makes no representations or warranties about their relevance or currentness. Data frequently is not available for selected tokens, particularly newer or less popular tokens, and no tokens are reviewed for their quality, merits, or soundness as investments.

Our Token Lists and Token Warnings are not investment advice and should not be construed as such. They do not purport to be exhaustive as to all potential risks; always conduct your own research about tokens before buying or selling them. All information is provided for informational purposes only and is not a recommendation of any investment strategy, nor is it a solicitation to buy or sell any investment. You should not buy or sell any asset without first determining if it is appropriate for your portfolio or investment strategy. All investments involve risks, including the potential loss of principal.

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