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BSC Mainnet

What is Mainnet?​

Mainnet is the term used to describe when a blockchain protocol is fully developed and deployed, meaning that cryptocurrency transactions are being broadcasted, verified, and recorded on a distributed ledger technology (blockchain).

BNB Smart Chain's mainnet can be used for deploying actual dApps on the BSC blockchain ad perform real transactions. Since this is the actual network, you will require to purchase real BNB tokens to perform different operations on the network.

How to Get BNB​

There are multiple ways to purchase BNB Tokens for use on the mainnet. Other than the official Binance Extension Wallet, BNB Smart Chain supports several popular wallets like TrustWallet and MetaMask, to learn more about the supported wallets refer here. For a list of tutorials on how to use different supported wallets with BNB Smart Chain, refer here.

How to Access BSC​

There are multiple ways to access the BSC mainnet. One possible method is to join the mainnet as a full node. You can also use the RPC endpoints specified here to connect to the mainnet. RPC endpoints may be used to interact with a node directly over HTTP or websockets. Using RPC, you may perform low-level operations like executing ABCI queries, viewing network/consensus state or broadcasting a transaction. RPC endpoints are also used with web wallets like MetaMask to connect to the BSC mainnet.

Explorers for Mainnet​

How to Know BSC Ecosystem​

To get an overview of the BNB Smart Chain, refer here. To learn more about the ecosystem and the different development tools like APIs, IDEs, wallets, etc., that are available on the BSC network, you can refer here. You can visit DappRadar or BNBProject to view real-time ranking and tracking of BSC projects.

How to Build on BSC​

You can build deploy smart contracts, NFTs, BEP20 Tokens, and BEP20 Upgradable Contracts on the BNB Smart Chain.