BNB Chain Community Releases Whitepaper for Enabling Smart Contracts


Little did we know how much interest BNB Chain would generate when it first launched just under one year ago on April 18, 2019. Since then, hundreds of developers and contributors have joined the BNB Smart Chain Development Community (BCDC) and started building on the BNB Smart Chain blockchain. 

Thanks to BNB Chain, its native DEX feature (Binance DEX) has made significant progress as a fast and secure decentralized digital asset exchange. The highly performant matching engine built on distributed consensus, which works as the heart of the BNB Chain, is an ideal solution for a decentralized exchange. Still, it doesn’t provide enough freedom and flexibility to the developers of decentralized apps (dApps).

Today, the community-driven BCDC proposes the idea of a parallel blockchain to the current BNB Chain, called BNB Smart Chain, which will retain the high performance of the native blockchain while supporting an intuitive version of Smart Contracts functionality at the same time. This innovative solution brings the interoperability and programmability of the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) to BNB Chain. 

Both BNB Chain and BNB Smart Chain will allow transfers and other communication thanks to the native support of interoperability. The Binance DEX will remain a liquid exchange venue of assets on both chains. This dual-chain architecture will empower its users to build their decentralized apps and digital assets on one blockchain and take advantage of the fast trading to exchange on the other.    

The Main Advantages of BNB Smart Chain

The proposed solution brings the best of the two technologies together. The fast block times and cheap transaction costs are great news for users who will be able to transfer their assets in a shorter time for surprisingly low transaction fees. At the same time, the EVM-compatible programmability and native cross-chain communication will enhance the functionality for developers. 

The proposed BNB Smart Chain is unique for several reasons:

  1. It’s a sovereign blockchain, which will provide security and safety to all users and developers.

  2. It’s EVM-compatible and will support all of the existing Ethereum tooling along with faster and cheaper transactions.

  3. Its native dual chain interoperability will allow cross-chain communication and scaling of high-performance dApps that require fast and smooth user experience.

  4. Its on-chain governance with Proof of Staked Authority consensus, built on 21 validators who validate the transactions, will provide decentralization and enable significant community involvement.

Who can use BNB Smart Chain?

The BNB Smart Chain will be serving all developers who want to build applications with Smart Contracts functionality, especially the dApps focused on exchangeable digital assets, as the BNB Smart Chain allows the creation of new digital tokens and dual-chain trading.

It’s also an attractive opportunity for all BNB holders who are interested in staking BNB to support the development of BNB Smart Chain and earn rewards.

If you want to learn more about the BNB Smart Chain and dive deeper into the technicals and fundamentals, we recommend reading the official whitepaper and the BNB Chain community post.

Do you have some feedback about the BNB Smart Chain or the whitepaper? Let us know on Github.