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: 294
– New insertions (+): 21,901
– New deletions (-): 28,761
Total since the release of 1.3.6cg: 215,957 insertions (+), 312,480 deletions (-).

  • We are getting close to the release of 2.0.0. Major development steps were taken this week.
    • You might have noticed a new “database manager” repository in the PoC Consortium GitHub. With 2.0.0, the core wallet will support H2 (with significant performance improvements), mariaDB and mysql databases by default. In addition to that, the wallet will be able to handle any other database, thanks to the use of jooq and the database manager. “We are doing this to go for a new versioning of the databases and to avoid having the wallet bloated with db drivers”, explains PoC Consortium developer ac0v. New databases support will greatly increase Burst’s flexibility in many applications.
    • Developers are currently focusing on the initial syncing performances, and “it looks quite good”, in their own words. A lot of time and energy was spent on the syncing process; it is very encouraging to see it is starting to pay off.
    • The milestone page shows encouraging progress. Developers are confident that the remaining tasks can be completed in a short time frame. Obviously, being one of the highest ranked crypto project in terms of commit history helps.
  • The PoC Consortium made a binary release of the new pool code.
    • Any pool operator can now test this fast and scalable implementation written in Golang, easily capable of supporting thousands of miners.
    • Major upgrades were pushed to the pool code as well. Without going too deep into technical details, we now have SSE4 + AVX2 support which allows validation of 8 / 4 deadlines in parallel on a single core, a gRPC API, a new compensation system for fast blocks, PoC2 support and lots of simulations were done to optimize the whole share algorithm.
    • In addition to that, The Burstcoinist will soon release an interview of @bold and @Herscht, the minds behind the pool software, where they are going share their insight on development.

Websites

  • The Burst subreddit reached 6,000 subscribers. There are three new moderators that will help keeping the place clean: adrownedcoast, simneo and oghodlers. The mining subreddit was given a new banner and link flairs, and webhead74 and itompkins were added to the moderation team. We strongly encourage everyone to move their mining-related discussions from the main subreddit to the mining subreddit.
  • A new website for the bulgarian community was created: www.burstcoin.website. A list of international Burst websites can be found here.

Other

  • The Evolution of Burst is an amazing video made by reddit user Blaaaar. It sums up more than 3 years of development in just a few minutes:

  • Some thoughts about the price of Burst. Even if it seems to be quite low at this point in time, you have to take a step back once in a while to better understand the whole picture. And the best way to do that is to have a look at where Burst was just a year ago. rico666 shared a very interesting analysis of our current situation:
  • There are only two days left to participate in the February Burst meme competition. A big thanks you to the community for its hillarious and brilliant contributions!

Conclusion

While we accumulated some delay for the release of 2.0.0, I am always thrilled to see the dedication and resilience that transpires every days in development channels. Things are moving on behind the scenes, and I personally cannot wait to see Burst find its true place among top cryptocurrencies once the market realizes it has been a sleeping giant all that time. 2.0.0 will be the first tipping point of many!

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.


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  1. Thanks again Tom for your effort to outline all the progression being made. I really love the video of Blaaar, really awesome! Keep it going guys.

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