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Are There Gas Fees on Binance Smart Chain?

Binance Smart Chain is a high-performance blockchain that is compatible with Ethereum’s virtual machine. It is an EVM-based blockchain that uses the Binance Chain consensus model and operates on a Proof-of-Stake (PoS) model.

The Binance Smart Chain mainnet launched on September 1, 2020.

The Binance Smart Chain has a native token, BNB, that is used to pay for transaction fees. Unlike Ethereum, there are no gas fees on Binance Smart Chain.

NOTE: Warning: Binance Smart Chain does not charge any gas fees, however, users may be required to pay transaction fees when transferring funds from an external blockchain to Binance Smart Chain. Additionally, users may be charged for using certain decentralized apps (dApps) built on Binance Smart Chain. Therefore, please exercise caution when using dApps and ensure that you understand the associated costs before initiating any transactions.

Instead, transaction fees are paid in BNB and are used to incentivize node operators.

BNB can be staked to earn rewards from transaction fees. When staking BNB, you can choose to delegate your stake to a validator or run a validator node yourself.

Validators earn rewards based on the number of blocks they validate and the amount of BNB they have staked.

The lack of gas fees makes Binance Smart Chain an attractive option for developers who want to build decentralized applications (dApps) that are cheaper to deploy and run than on Ethereum. However, because Binance Smart Chain is still relatively new, it remains to be seen how well it will scale as more dApps are built on it.

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