web3_clientVersion | BNB Chain

BNB API method that returns the client type and version running on the BNB node. This information can be useful to developers to verify that a node they are connecting to is compatible with their needs.


Get you own node endpoint today

Start for free and get your app to production levels immediately. No credit card required.

You can sign up with your GitHub, X, Google, or Microsoft account.


  • none


  • string — a string identifying the type of client, version, operating system, and language version running on the node

web3_clientVersion code examples

const { Web3 } = require("web3");
const web3 = new Web3(NODE_URL);

async function getClient() {
  const client = await web3.eth.getNodeInfo();

const ethers = require('ethers');
const provider = new ethers.JsonRpcProvider(NODE_URL);

const clientVersion = async () => {
  const version = await provider.send("web3_clientVersion");
  console.log(`Client version: ${version}`);

from web3 import Web3  
web3 = Web3.HTTPProvider(node_url)

client_version = web3.provider.make_request('web3_clientVersion', [])

Use case

A use case for the web3_clientVersion method can be to verify which client is running to then decide which method to run.

Let's say you have a DApp that needs to retrieve all of the transaction receipts in a block; the Erigon client has a method for this, eth_getBlockReceipts, but with Geth, this method is only available starting from V1.13.0. You can use the web3_clientVersion method in your logic to identify which client you are using to see if you have the method available.


Read Expanding your blockchain horizons: The eth_getBlockReceipts emulator to learn how to build a program to emulate eth_getBlockReceipts on any EVM-compatible chain.

Try the web3_clientVersion RPC method yourself

Click Try It! to start a request and see the response here!