Amount vs Asset

+3 votes
What is difference between amount and asset,  When to use which?

Assets are created from "issue" command from an address that have issue permission on blockchain.

What is command to initialize amount. It is showing 0.00 in mine.
asked Mar 1, 2016 by Neil P

1 Answer

+1 vote

In general the amount refers to the native blockchain currency, which would be the equivalent of bitcoin in the bitcoin network. By default MultiChain does not make use of a native currency at all, so unless you deliberately introduced that via the blockchain parameters, you should stick to using assets and their quantities, and use 0 for any native-amount parameter in the APIs.

answered Mar 1, 2016 by MultiChain