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There are three ways to connect to the BDN:

1. Running a Gateway with a node

2. Running a Hosted Gateway with a node

3. Cloud-API: Does not require you to run your own node

Running a Gateway with a node

  • Gateways peer with your node and propagate both blocks and transaction fast to your node
  • You can also subscribe to Transaction Streaming to receive a stream of new transactions that have been added to the TxPool and a stream of new transactions seen in the BDN

Running a Hosted Gateway

  • Running to a Hosted Gateway is similar to running a Gateway, yet the convenience is you do not need to host and manage the Gateway locally.


  • Cloud-API supports sending Ethereum transactions fast and subscribing to Transaction Streaming