Addresses and IOV Tokens
Querying the IOV Name Service, like resolving starnames, does not require any set up from the user. However sending transactions to the IOV Name Service requires an address and IOV Tokens.
Ownership records are public on the IOV Name Service. It means that anyone can query the balance of IOV tokens are a given address with the command
iovnscli query account star10lalxx8ml63hs86j64nk76kucf72dsucluexz8
which will return something like
The denom is the unit of the amount of the balance. In Cosmos SDK, the unit is in micro (u), hence it is uvoi. A micro IOV is 0.000001 IOV, or 1e-6 IOV.
Once your address is set up, you can receive IOV tokens (and starnames) to your address. You can also send IOV tokens and starnames you own to other star addresses. The command for IOV Tokens is simply
iovnscli tx send benkeys star1j4dx6dwgz8nfpmtecmzvqlv5p4tjahvd5q9qte 10000000uvoi --fees 2000000uvoi
The arguments of the
sendcommand are the from address, the to address and the amount of IOV tokens in uVOI, with the --fees flag for the gas.