Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide if you can trust an asset: StellarX can’t vouch for anything offered on the Stellar network, and investing in crypto is inherently risky. There are a few things you can do for due diligence in vetting Token issuers.
- Stay Sceptical. Any "deal" that looks too good to be true almost certainly is! All the information we display about tokens and issuers is completely publicly available, and much of it is self-reported.
- Do your own research. Spend some time looking at trading volume and history, and think about whether or not the trade you're imagining makes sense.
- Check the Issuers Website. You will find the issuer URL on the top bar of the token's details page. That’s a good place read up on the issuer and their offering.
- Look into the token issuer's Public Key. The issuer's public key next to the URL links directly to the asset entry at Stellar.expert, a Stellar block explorer. Generally, Stellar.expert gives good information from the public key, but they may have bugs or downtime. Make sure to also look up the public key for any token or issuer you're interested in through another explorer as a second source to be sure.
If you have any questions about any one of these things, please feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.