BitTorrent Chain is a novel heterogeneous cross-chain protocol that ensures the interoperability between various blockchains of different types. As it is fully compatible with Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM), it seamlessly bridges most popular EVM-based blockchains; Ethereum, BNB Chain, Tron, Huobi Ecosystem Chain are available with BitTorrent Chain.
BitTorrent Chain is based on BitTorrent Protocol introduced by Bram Cohen in 2021. BitTorrent is the first-ever peer-to-peer data exchange mechanism that reached massive adoption. In 2020, BitTorrent was acquired by Tron Foundation. BitTorrent Chain launched as a separate decentralized project in December, 2021.
BitTorrent Chain’s shared nodes are easily accessible with GetBlock’s reliable API-driven toolkit.
What makes BitTorrent Chain nodes architecture special?
BitTorrent Chain leverages sophisticated node hierarchy. According to its developers, BitTorrent Chain utilizes validator nodes and full nodes. The validator node of BTTC is responsible for synchronizing balances changes and other events through the main chain, it also submits checkpoints to the main network to keep it updated about all crucial network processes.
Full nodes store full block data of the BTTC network, turning it into a ‘blockchain participant’; full nodes are responsible for broadcasting new blocks and transactions confirmation.
What are the benefits of BitTorrent Chain’s shared nodes?
Users of Getblock's BitTorrent Chain shared nodes can focus on technical development and promotional activities of their products instead of node management. Similar to other blockchains, setting up BTTC nodes remains a cumbersome process and is only available for tech-savvy blockchain enthusiasts. Namely, running a BTTC node is impossible without the Delivery and Bttc services synchronized.
GetBlock’s shared nodes for BitTorrent Chain work in a Lego-like plug-and-play manner. After registering an account on GetBlock and receiving an API key, users can start implementing GetBlock’s Blockchain-as-a-Service infrastructure. In short, connecting a new dApp to GetBlock may take less than one day.
BitTorrent Chain works with 7,000 TPS and nearly-zero latency; its transactions are confirmed in less than three seconds while average transaction fee is below $0.01. BitTorrent Chain also supports one-click migration of smart contracts from Ethereum, Tron, and BNB Chain.
Which dApps are using BitTorrent Chain right now?
By Q2, 2022, there are two types of dApps for BitTorrent Chain; i.e. native ones deployed and maintained by Tron community and third-party apps.
The native category includes such instruments as Wallet, Token Bridge, Swap Module, Explorer and Staking.
DeBank and Gnosis Safe are among the first intermediary protocols built on BitTorrent Chain.