What is it?
NEISIN is an easy to use, free software that may be used to create and check NEISIN codes.
What is a NEISIN code?
NEISIN codes are used to unequivocally identify specific financial assets, securities, investment proposals and contracts.
They are a faithful match to real life ISIN codes (International Securities Identification Number). NEISIN means: “New Eden Interstellar Securities Identification Number. They are ISIN codes tailored for EvE® Online.
Finally, since this software is intended for being used in a game, NEISIN codes are also structured to be mnemonic codes, that is by reading them it’s possible to figure out what they refer to, without the need to look up on a complicate registry or use obscure formulas. The adopted scheme takes inspiration from the Brazilian Numbering Agency BM&FBOVESPA. Last but not least, ISIN and NEISIN are self checking codes. It’s possible to check whether a code is valid or some typo occurred, in the same way that is done with credit cards.
Why would anyone bother with NEISIN codes?
NEISIN codes are an open standard that may make it somewhat easier to classify, perform statistics on, deal with, find (thru Google or EvE-Search) investments and contracts published on the EvE forums.
Additional facilities are being developed to also link NEISIN codes with the Public Audits Records, the upcoming VEMEX and more.
Consider a NEISIN code as an unique link between an investment contract and its actual resources and facilities. NEISIN codes are a key to EvE finance existing and new features to come.
How does a NEISIN code look like?
They are a simple sequence of 12 characters and numbers. NEISIN codes just happen to be “EvE flavoured” and easier to understand. A NEISIN code is structured as follows:
FF = Faction or empire name of issuance. I.e. CS= Caldari State, MR= Minmatar Republic and so on.
CCCCC = Corporation / trader ticker. I.e. VAHCO for Vahrokh Consulting [VAHCO].
TT = Security / contract / investment contract / asset type. I.e. FF = fund of funds, BO = bond…
SS = serial number or sequence. I.e. 02 = second contract of this kind.
N = checksum, it’s an automatically generated digit that helps avoiding typos.
MR = Issued in the Minmatar Republic.
VAHCO = Issued by Vahrokh Consulting [VAHCO].
FF = Fund of funds contract.
01 = First fund of funds contract.
4 = checksum.
Additional considerations about (NE)ISIN codes
A NEISIN code always refers to a contract to something, not to “the” something.
This also applies in case the contract is bound to a single investment.
This consideration is expecially evident in the case of securities: someone could issue 1 million of futures contracts and yet they’d all be identified by one (NE)ISIN.
The small application available on this web site may be used to create new NEISIN codes. All what’s needed to create a new code is to choose the desired values and to fill in the provided fields. A valid code will be generated and shown and it will be ready to be copied on the clipboard for further usage. The software comes with several features to make creating codes as simple as possible: tooltips, lists filled with the most used values, checks for proper fields contents.
EvE forum discussion thread: Link.
Supported platforms: Microsoft™ Windows XP 32 bits or subsequent release.
Dependencies: requires .NET 4.0 or later. English runtime download site: Link.
Download location: Link.