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BSIP: 0037
Title: Allow new asset name to end with a number
Author: oxarbitrage <>
Status: Accepted
Type: Protocol
Created: 2018-02-23
Replaces: -
Worker: 1.14.98
# Abstract
Currently, the bitshares-core do not allow asset creation that start or end with a numerical character. Creation of index style assets like `CRYPTO500` are not possible.
This BSIP proposes a protocol change to allow number characters at the end of the created asset name.
# Motivation
Economical, enable more asset names to be created in the exchange.
# Rationale
No valid reason was found until now about why this is not allowed. The creation of index style assets will bring new business to the exchange.
# Specifications
Restriction in asset names are detailed in `asset_ops.cpp`:
* Valid symbols can contain [A-Z0-9], and '.'
* They must start with [A, Z]
* They must end with [A, Z]
* They can contain a maximum of one '.'
BSIP proposes to change third rule to:
`They must end with [A, Z0-9]`
As file where the changes are needed(`asset_ops.cpp`) do not have access to the database, we are unable to use `head_block_time()` to create the hardfork guard.
The process is more complicated and it is described as follows:(quote from @abit in github ticker:
"To make the change, need to loose the validation code in `asset_ops.cpp`, add a hard fork guard code with original rule to asset_evaluator to make sure no rule change before the hard fork, add corresponding hard fork guard code in proposal_evaluator. After hard fork, those hard fork guard code can be safely removed."
# Discussion
# Summary for Shareholders
[to be added if any]
# Copyright
This document is placed in the public domain.
# See Also