How to Run a BNB (BSC) Node

By Vladyslav Deryhin
September 1, 2022
4 min read
How to Run a BNB (BSC) Node
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BBN Chain, ex-Binance Smart Chain (BSC), provides you with improved options for executing Ethereum transactions. If the Ethereum blockchain possibilities are not enough for you, you can run your node with Binance Smart Chain. It suggests using the blockchain faster, without failures and transaction freezing.

Get the most of the nodes and run the BSC via RPC Fast to avoid any infrastructure worries and concentrate on your own project. RPC Fast is an innovative programming tool that will help apply all API potential for your project. We care about the highest quality of blockchain nodes in terms of security, speed, low latency, and system responsiveness.

What Is Binance Smart Chain (BNB Chain)?

In 2020, Binance, one of the biggest crypto trades, understood the limitations of Ethereum that were at that time: rather slow in creating new blocks, complicated and twisted for developers, and too expensive for them. Binance decided to create the BSC with Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) and smart contracts functionality supported. Today, both Binance and BSC are merged into BNB Chain, one strong blockchain aimed at developers and fast-scaling products. The purpose of this implementation is to create a more effective blockchain.

How Binance Smart Chain Work
Binance Smart Chain

The BSC node functions with the Binance Chain symmetrically. The difference with the second protocol lies in Ethereum smart contracts. The Geth node is the most referenced unit for Ethereum as its official software. The high throughput of the Binance Chain has been preserved; only smart commands have been added. Both protocols function simultaneously; they are rather analogous in content, but BSC is independent. It proceeds even when the Binance Chain is disabled.

Binance Smart Chain Features
Binance Smart Chain Features

To become a member of the network, run the BSC full node. There are two kinds: validator and witness nodes. The consensus operations run without the participation of Witness nodes; they only observe. Their purpose is to duplicate information; they serve the actual chain's position (as extra messengers). Validator nodes have the same effectiveness, and they are chargeable for validating transactions and creating new blocks. These units are called an analog of Ethereum/Bitcoin "miner."

What BSC Nodes Do

The Binance Smart Chain node provides fast operations by reducing transaction confirmation and lock time. Defi developers have an excellent opportunity to apply the staking-based net by providing cross-compatibility with the major Ethereum system. Since its inception, the Binance Smart Chain net has grown rapidly. It is used for token exchanges, decentralized money markets, or even attractive NFTs.

BSC provides an alternative to the blockchain of Ethereum. If a user becomes a BSC validator, then he might gain Binance Coin (BNB). This can only be done if other participants delegate their BNB as an application to your Binance node. For a validator role, you need:

  • Licensed Binance-compliant hardware.
  • Launch a full BSC node.
  • Bid 150,000 BNB.

It is vital to note that with such hardware requirements, only part of the user audience becomes validators. But if you could become a validator, then BSC will be 100% cheaper for you than the Ethereum blockchain. With the support of Binance Smart Chain, users also receive a cutoff, which is fraud protection. They could not verify inaccurate deals or double signatures. Such hacks may expose the attacker, and all his attempts to disrupt your operations or deals will be too costly.

How to Launch Binance Smart Chain

Processes for running validator or witness nodes are similar. Let’s examine the validator node. All operations must be performed in the prepared environment (check the full docs here):

## generate the consensus key and input the password
geth account new --datadir ./node
echo {your-password} > password.txt
geth --config ./config.toml --datadir /node --syncmode snap -unlock {vour-validator-address} --password password.txt --mine -allow-insecure-unlock --cache 18000

It’s also important to speed up unit synchronization. If you don’t do it, this operation may take weeks. The project directory is opened, and the snapshot is loaded; now, install the configuration data and just set it up. Choose whether you plan to run the node on a test or main net.

How to Run the BSC node?
How to Run the BSC node?

Join the Binance Smart Chain Node Using RPC Fast

To start and get access to the BSC full node, connect to the BSC node using our RPC Fast. To do this, you need to follow a few simple stages:

  • Register in the system to become a full member.
  • Go to the admin panel, where you find the necessary parameters to combine your application with our BNB Chain infrastructure.
  • After connection setup, you get immediate access to a fully functioning free plan automatically. If you like our features and how the whole blockchain performs, you can switch to a paid version anytime you want to get even more from the BNB.

You also have the opportunity to stay on the free plan if you are satisfied with all its parameters in the trial version. Many users apply the data in the free version because it has no time limits. But we recommend you consider other plans those are quite affordable and give you more opportunities for your projects.

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