Mogul and the STARS token are officially accessible on Binance Smart Chain (BSC), and that’s major news! We’re here to show you the reasons why and to walk you through the benefits of interoperability through Binance Smart Chain.
What is Binance Smart Chain?
To understand what Binance Smart Chain is, it’s probably helpful to give you some context as to what Binance and Binance Chain are (yes, those are two different things).
Binance is a private company that originates from China but now runs its business out of Malta. The CEO of Binance is Changpeng Zhao – better known as CZ in online circles – one of the youngest and most influential billionaires in cryptocurrency.
The Binance brand includes a centralized cryptocurrency exchange by the same name, an incubator, a venture capital fund, project launchpads, Binance DEX, a charity, and the Binance Coin.
Binance Chain is the very first blockchain network ever created under the Binance umbrella. Since Binance Chain does not support smart contracts (self-executing contracts that don’t need third-party involvement), Binance Chain wasn’t ideal for most of the projects that now live on Binance Smart Chain. Binance Chain supports many non-Ethereum based projects.
Binance Smart Chain
Binance Chain didn’t gain the mass adoption that Binance was hoping for (and it still isn’t). Nowadays, Binance Smart Chain is the most trendy and popular property that the company owns.
The difference between Binance Chain and BSC is that the latter supports smart contracts. From a coding standpoint, the BSC blockchain is fairly similar to Ethereum, and Binance is using the product to seemingly compete with Ethereum.
One key difference between BSC and Ethereum is that BSC uses a consensus algorithm called Proof of Staked Authority. We won’t explain that here. All you need to know is that it allows for faster transaction speeds and lower fees than most other methods for reaching consensus on the blockchain. For small users, that can be a huge benefit!
Since Mogul launched in February 2021, Binance Smart Chain has experienced exponential growth in its on-chain usage and daily address growth – nearly 250k addresses per day!
Compared to Ethereum, which has been the gold standard as a smart contract platform for many years, this is incredibly impressive. Although Ethereum has experienced growth within the same time period, their average is closer to 150k wallets per day.
Now, Mogul (and STARS) have access to both.
Mogul and Binance Smart Chain: A Match Made for STARS
Now that you understand what Binance Smart Chain is, and the explosive growth that it has had since Mogul’s launch, consider the key benefits the move offers to Mogul.
With the crypto market maturing greatly over the last decade plus, marketing and brand awareness is becoming more and more important in the crypto sphere.
As that trend continues, crypto projects tied to popular culture are becoming more and more popular. Crypto isn’t just good for finance, it’s been great for sports, music, art and now, movies. That’s why NFTs have been huge over the last year.
This demand has done something that crypto users don’t like. It’s raising the cost of trading tokens between projects on the Ethereum blockchain because of rising smart contract fees. Binance Smart Chain charges significantly lower fees, but the benefit of being on the platform isn’t just about saving money.
BSC is tied to Binance, a brand that many veteran crypto users already know and trust. BSC not only makes it cheaper and faster to get STARS tokens, it also allows holders to interact with the Binance ecosystem.
We are noticing that more and more members of the Mogul community are moving to BSC in search of lower fees and faster transaction fees.
Spotting these kinds of trends early on is important in the fast-moving world of cryptocurrencies. That’s why getting onto Binance Smart Chain and telling you about it is a top priority here at Mogul!
Speed and Efficiency
It takes no more than three seconds to validate a block on the BSC blockchain. That’s because of the proof-of-stake consensus algorithm mentioned in the sections above. By comparison, it takes up to 13 seconds to validate one block on the Ethereum blockchain.
If you don’t understand the significance of block time, just keep in mind that BSC can process close to 50 transactions per second compared to Ethereum’s 15 transactions per second. It’s quite a difference!
This makes completing transactions on BSC much more convenient for you, the STARS token holder!
Low Transaction Fees
At the time of this writing, the crypto market is going through a downturn, so there aren’t as many transactions being processed on the Ethereum blockchain as there were six months ago. At the moment, you can complete a transaction for four or five dollars on the Ethereum blockchain. That doesn’t sound like much, but the average cost of a transaction on BSC is around 15 cents.
Remember, we’re comparing a four-dollar transaction fee to 15 cents based on a crypto market that is currently cooling off. Within the last several months, Ethereum users were sometimes paying more than $100 for a single transaction on decentralized exchanges like UniSwap.
Access to Decentralized Applications on BSC
The team at Mogul is always working on forging more partnerships with interesting projects that allow creators and movie lovers the chance to tap into new and unique opportunities.
Having STARS live on BSC means the Mogul community will get access to a wide range of decentralized applications (DApps) that offer all sorts of features, advantages and benefits to users.
At the present moment there are 991 different DApps available within BSC. This means you can access all kinds of other opportunities and still keep transaction fees really fast and really low for yourself. The fact that Binance offers so many DApps with so much promise and efficiency only strengthens the long term use case for the STARS token.
Now you understand a bit more about Mogul’s push to move to Binance Smart Chain and why it’s awesome news for STARS token holders.
Here’s to lower fees, faster speeds, and the continued growth of the Mogul ecosystem! Register and join the movement to decentralize the financing of movies today.