Up to how many decimal places can Multichain accommodate?

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How large of a number can Multichain be able to process such that it won't overflow? In Ethereum, 1 Ether is 10^18 Wei and for Custom Tokens, 18 decimal places is recommended. Can Multichain also accommodate 18 decimal places as the lowest value when issuing an asset?
asked Feb 22, 2018 by anonymous

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MultiChain assets support up to 263 raw units, which translates to about 9 x 1018.

So you could have 18 decimal places but then you could only gave 9 total units subdivided like that.

Note also that the JSON interface won't represent such small quantities with sufficient accuracy. So you may be better off subdividing assets into fewer units, and showing them differently at the application level.

answered Feb 22, 2018 by MultiChain