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ADR 009: Supply module


  • March 21st, 2022: Initial draft;
  • March 21st, 2022: First review;
  • March 21st, 2022: Second review;
  • April 04th, 2022: Third review.


ACCEPTED Implemented


This ADR defines the x/supply module which will expose a set of APIs that can be called by data aggregator websites (such as CoinGecko and CoinMarketCap) in order to fetch updated data about a specific supply.


Currently, inside our CoinGecko and CoinMarketCap some important information about current and total supply are missing or not correctly updated. To solve this, we can implement a series of APIs that read those data from the chain. Data aggregator websites that have the token listed can later use them.


The APIs will be exposed in a new module called x/supply that will have the purpose to fetch the given information using different Cosmos SDK modules (namely x/bank, x/distribution, x/staking) and apply some conversions on them in order to display them the best way possible for the client.


All the following APIs will have a custom param named divider-exponent that allows to set the divider exponent to be used when returning the values. A divider-exponent of 0 will identify the whole token amount, while a divider exponent of 3 will return the result divided by 10^3.

Total Supply

This query will fetch the total supply of a given token denom.

Current supply

This query will return the circulating supply by subtracting the total vested tokens amount and community pool amount from the total supply of the given token.



  • All the chain nodes will expose these APIs automatically after their node updates;
  • No state-breaking changes introduced;
  • Easily extensible.

Test Cases

  • Check API to correctly return the converted total Supply from millionth to non-millionth representation;
  • Check API to correctly return the current supply.