# Gnosis Chain API reference guide
# Start building on Gnosis Chain using the Gnosis Beacon Chain API
This page is a collection of Gnosis Chain call examples for the Gnosis Beacon Chain API using:
For a detailed description of all the available Beacon Chain API specifications, see Ethereum Beacon Chain API (opens new window).
The management API namespaces
personal_ are not exposed.
# What is the Gnosis Beacon Chain API
The Gnosis Beacon Chain API allows developers to communicate with the Gnosis Chain consensus layer (opens new window).
# How to start using the Gnosis Beacon Chain API
To use the Gnosis Beacon Chain API, you need access to a Gnosis Beacon Chain (consensus layer) endpoint.
Follow these steps to sign up on Chainstack, deploy a Gnosis Chain RPC node, and find your endpoint credentials:
Now you are ready to connect to the Gnosis blockchain and use the Gnosis Chain API.