Blockchain Decimals & Denominations

Specifications for blockchain base decimals and denomination definitions

When interacting with Amberdata values, each blockchain has its own native decimal base denomination. The following is a reference for how to convert base values into top level known values.
For example, Bitcoin has 8 decimal places and the base is called a "Satoshi". Therefore, you can say: 1 Bitcoin is 100,000,000 Satoshis.

Blockchain Decimals Reference

Blockchain/Network

Decimals (Scientific)

Base, Top

Avalanche

9 (1e9)

nAVAX, AVAX

Bitcoin

8 (1e8)

satoshi, Bitcoin

Bitcoin Cash

8 (1e8)

satoshi, Bitcoin

Binance Smart Chain

8 (1e8)

Jager, BNB

Ethereum

18 (1e18)

wei, Ether

Litecoin

8 (1e8)

litecoin

Polygon

18 (1e18)

wei, MATIC

Solana

9 (1e9)

lamport, SOL

Zcash

8 (1e8)

zec, Zcash