BNB Chain, the leading blockchain platform for decentralized applications, delivered on its promise of providing scalable, secure, and user-friendly solutions for the Web3 era in 2023. The platform launched several groundbreaking features and initiatives that enhanced its performance, interoperability, and accessibility. Here are some of the highlights of BNB Chain’s stellar year as announced by the Binance team:
opBNB: The Scalability Solution for the Masses
In June, BNB Chain launched opBNB, its Layer 2 scaling solution powered by Optimism’s OP Stack. opBNB dramatically reduced gas fees and increased transaction capacity, making blockchain technology more affordable and accessible for millions of users. opBNB also achieved impressive records, such as processing over 23 million transactions in a single day, surpassing all other Ethereum Layer 2 solutions in transaction count, and reaching a peak of over 2,000 transactions per second.
BNB Greenfield: The Decentralized Data Storage Network
In September, BNB Chain introduced BNB Greenfield, its decentralized data storage network that gives users full control over their data. BNB Greenfield enables users to manage their data rights, create buckets, and delete files with ease, while also providing a seamless bridge to BNB Smart Chain. BNB Greenfield aims to empower a data economy, where users can monetize their personal data, exchange user-generated content, and access digital publishing services.
Kepler Hardfork: The Fast Finality Upgrade
In November, BNB Chain implemented the Kepler Hardfork, which introduced Fast Finality, a technology that ensures transactions are confirmed quickly and irreversibly. Fast Finality enhances the speed and security of BNB Chain, giving users more confidence and efficiency in their interactions with the chain. Fast Finality also enables BNB Chain to support more complex and diverse applications, such as gaming, social media, and NFTs.
32 Million Transactions in a Day: A Historic Record
The update by the Binance team highlighted that on December 7th, 2023, BNB Chain achieved a historic feat by processing a staggering 32 million transactions in a single day. This record surpassed the daily transaction volume of all other EVM blockchains, demonstrating the robustness and scalability of BNB Chain’s technology. BNB Chain also maintained its position as the most actively used L1 blockchain, with over 1 million daily active users.
It further stated that BNB Chain pioneered the future of Web3 in 2023 with its breakthroughs and innovations. And that, as the platform enters 2024, it will continue to innovate and deliver cutting-edge solutions for the blockchain industry, with a focus on performance, security, decentralization, and infrastructure. BNB Chain also invited its vibrant and growing community of developers, users, and enthusiasts to join its journey and to stay tuned for more exciting developments in the months to come.