Ankr and Others Launch BAS Testnet, a BNB Chain Sidechain Framework

BNB Chain reveals what the BSC Application Sidechain will mean for developers and crypto users.

Sidechain Framework Established

BNB Chain has officially announced that Ankr, Celer, and NodeReal have launched the first BSC Application Sidechain (BAS) testnet. 

The BSC Application Sidechain launch was officially confirmed via an exclusive press release shared with BSC News, and will look to aid developers in building large-scale applications through increased throughput and reduced (even zero) transaction fees. The move had been previously touted in BNB Chains 2022 roadmap and represents another important step for the chain. 

“Any developer will be able to deploy their own BAS, complete with their own specifications and validator set. Depending on the BAS deployer, this validator set may require fewer validators than BNB Chain. These validators can be run by application owners or any other community stakeholders, providing BAS with increased flexibility and decentralization. BAS is typically used in the same way as the Ronin chain is for the Axie Infinity,” said Samy Karim, Ecosystem Coordinator at BNB Chain.

The move is great news for developers and helps take the reins off, allowing creativity and innovation to thrive.


BSC Application Sidechain

BNB Chain describes BSC Application Sidechain as a next-gen developer infrastructure that enables developers to build large-scale BSC-based applications with increased throughput and significantly reduced or even zero transaction fees. 

BAS is termed as an infrastructure that enables developers and node operators to create and operate their own blockchain as an internal value system for a large number of users while remaining connected to BNB Chain.  It is accomplished through the use of a distinct consensus engine and a modern execution environment that developers or the community can specify. 

The implementation of BAS will come through several routes. While BAS’s first version is optimized for GameFi, implementation will also occur through PoS sidechains and ZKRollups. BNB Chain has already underlined the fact users can expect efficient and ultra-fast transactions with next to no transaction fees. 

Ankr, Celer and NodeReal are among the first to have already launched the first BAS testnet. dApps are therefore able to begin development with any of them.

“Scalability for L1s is going to be determined by subnet infrastructures. This is currently taking shape across the space, with BNB Chain, Ankr, Celer, and NodeReal demonstrating clear market leadership in their anticipation of this,” said Greg Gopman, CMO at Ankr.

What is BNB Chain?

BNB Chain is a community-driven, decentralized and censorship-resistant blockchain, powered by BNB. It consists of BNB Beacon Chain and BNB Smart Chain (BSC), which is EVM compatible and facilitates a multi-chain ecosystem. Through the concept of MetaFI, BNB Chain aims to build the infrastructure to power the world’s parallel virtual ecosystem. 

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