How can I have a local copy of the binance chain for use in ganache like to use BNB as default coin instead ETH?

I see here Ganache -f how can I fork the whole chain? that I must provide -f parameter but I don't know exactly how.

By the way... I need a CLI flavor because I'm using Ubuntu server.

4 Answers 4


Binance provide instructions how to run a full node. Then you can enable http requests and use the localhost endpoint with ganache to fork it.

There's ganache-cli that is headless.

  • 1
    Well I don't want to be part of Binance Chain as a full node. Can you explain a little more? Can I fork an already running node of somebody else?
    – Magno C
    Commented May 13, 2021 at 5:15
  • @MagnoC Check BSC documentation docs.binance.org/smart-chain/developer/rpc.html for access to public RPC endpoints. Just be aware they are public so they have some restrictions like how many queries you can make.
    – Ismael
    Commented May 13, 2021 at 6:00
  • Sorry but I realy need a LOCAL Binance Chain. I don't want someone put they hands on my contracts before I finish my ideas.
    – Magno C
    Commented May 14, 2021 at 2:37
  • @MagnoC It doesn't seem BSC support light clients, so the only options are to run a full node or use an RPC provider. In any case when using ganache with fork option it will deploy your contract locally.
    – Ismael
    Commented May 14, 2021 at 4:31
  • I think BSC was a fork from Ethereum therefore having same methods... I'll try it here. Thanks.
    – Magno C
    Commented May 14, 2021 at 23:00

it's seems ganache-cli suport forking bsc network.

ganache-cli -f https://bsc-dataseed.binance.org



You can get Json RPC Endpoint from from nodereal.io


Speedrun Solution: Let's go
  1. Get your RPC Endpoint (I prefer QuickNode for BSC)
  2. Download and configure ganache-cli Github
  3. Follow this Guide, and you're good.

After testing it like that, I recommend running it in Docker. Check out this Guide:

And also, add a custom Explorer ("Etherscan for your Fork") with either Blocscout or Ethernal.

Happy Hacking & have fun 👍

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