Deploy Full-node on Binance Smart Chain

Deploy Full-node on Binance Smart Chain
Binance Smart Chain

Binance Smart Chain (BSC) is a blockchain that runs in parallel to the Binance Chain. Binance Smart Chain boasts smart contract functionality and compatibility with the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM). BSC and BNB both are ran side by side.

Following set of instructions are taken from

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BSC node Requirements

  • A Virtual Private Server (VPS) running either Mac OS X or Linux
  • 1 TB of free disk space, SSD
  • 8 cores of CPU and 16 gigabytes of RAM
  • An internet connection with upload/download speeds of at least 1 MB/s

Chaindata Snapshot

Please download the chain data snapshot and extract to your home folder to speed up.

## Extract the data
unzip -d /NAME_OF_YOUR_HOME/node &

Run a BSC Full-node with Sync From Snapshot

Sync From Snapshot

Download the pre-build binaries from release page or follow the instructions below:

# Linuxwget   $(curl -s |grep browser_ |grep geth_linux |cut -d\" -f4)# MacOSwget   $(curl -s |grep browser_ |grep geth_mac |cut -d\" -f4)

Download the config files

Download genesis.json and config.toml by:

wget   $(curl -s |grep browser_ |grep mainnet |cut -d\" -f4)unzip

Download snapshot

Download latest snapshot from Download site Follow the guide to structure the files.

Start a full node

geth --config ./config.toml --datadir ./node --diffsync --cache 8000 --rpc.allow-unprotected-txs --txlookuplimit 0

You can monitor the log from /node/bsc.log by default

If you would like to run a Binance smart chain validator then follow this guide on how to deploy a BSC validator.

BSC JSON-RPC methods

BSC chain uses the same rpc methods as Ethereum rpc calls. If you would like to use RPC calls on BSC node, the following page will provide complete list of Eth RPC calls with examples.


Binance Smart Chain Fullnode - Binance Chain Docs
Binance Chain Technology Documentation

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