The Weekly Burst Report is a report published every Sunday meant to centralize and outline the important Burst information of the week.

Development

Core development statistics since last week:
– Files modified: 1,061
– New insertions (+): 84,325
– New deletions (-): 126,293
Total since the release of 1.3.6cg: 191,956 insertions (+), 282,870 deletions (-).

  • Another week of heavy development went by. As you can guess, the PoC Consortium is more than ever focused on the 2.0.0 wallet version that we are all eagerly waiting for.
    • This week, developers have been thoroughly looking into performance. They worked quite a lot on the syncing speed of the wallet (among many other things as shown by the GitHub commits), and on investigating and rewriting unoptimized parts of the code. “The wallet already looks more stable than before”, according to PoC Consortium developer ac0v, “yet we are aware that there is still room for improvement in making the initial syncing faster”.
    • The wallet is truly being rebuilt from the ground up. The amount of changes speak for themselves: almost half a million insertions and deletions since the launch of 1.3.6cg!
    • If you missed last week’s edition, I recommend to have a look at the Burst Report #22 to learn about other features that will be introduced with the 2.0.0 version.
  • The PoC Consortium’s 0-100 and 100-0 pools have been through a major update – an info page has been added detailing the brand new algorithm sharing the earnings. In addition to that, a few other minor updates were pushed. An in-depth look into the new pool software will be given soon in another Burstcoinist article.
  • For Burst miners, community member @guneyozsan released a “Corrupted plot detector tool”: a small utility that scans miner logs and gather stats on conflicting deadlines. It can help you detect any problematic plot files that consistently generate corrupt deadlines. More information here.

Websites

  • The PoC Consortium block explorer has been once again improved.
    • Account pages now display the mining pool.
    • New pool overview page.
    • UX improvements, menu categories, and more.
  • You might have noticed that The Burstcoinist has had a few cosmetic enhancements. A surprise is in the plans! Stay tuned.

Other

  • MrPilotMan released two great pieces of work on his website:
    • This Pool page lists all Burst pools and shows which will support the Dymaxion and which won’t. Even if the node count is a clear indicator of the community support, remember that hash power is also significant. If you support the Dymaxion and the PoC Consortium efforts, you might want to switch to a Dymaxion-supporting pool!
    • This article explains in details what impact the Dymaxion will have on miners. All the relevant information is included.
  • Andrew Scott published yet another great article – the 5th part of his Burst series: “Where to buy Burst?
  • Eucoin, a new European exchange, is taking votes to list coins. Vote for Burst on eucoin.io!
  • The February meme competition is now run by subreddit moderators Dan Dares and MrPilotMan. Join the fun and try to win 3,000 Burst!
  • We reached 2,000 users on the Burst Telegram channel. An important milestone! Our Discord channel is growing too.
  • It might seem unsignificant but… after months of waiting, Bittrex finally added the Burst logo!

Conclusion

While the PoC Consortium is hard at work on the 2.0.0 wallet, most of the Burst community has come together behind the team to support the Dymaxion changes. As a matter of fact, the percentage of nodes running on the PoC Consortium software is undeniably a strong sign of involvement and willingness. Yet, I believe that as a community we ought to distance ourselves from any Burst organization that do not support our development team. Together we have a great power that comes with responsibilities. Let’s use it to move towards progress.

Thank you and see you next week,

Tom Créance (@Gadrah)

If I forgot something in that report, let me know and I will make sure to mention it next week.

 


Also published on Medium.

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