The Weekly Burst Report is a report published every Sunday meant to centralize and outline the important Burst information of the week.
Core development statistics since last week:
– Files modified: 63
– New insertions (+): 1,454
– New deletions (-): 1,200
- The BRS 2.0.0 core wallet is finally released! You can download it on GitHub. I also recommend everyone to read the official release statement by the PoC Consortium. The 2.0.0 version is the foundation of the upcoming forks, a complete refactoring of the core wallet – not a single line of code was left untouched.
- Because of the magnitude of this task, it appears that 2.0.0 still has a few issues and bugs here and there that are going to be fixed in the very near future with a 2.0.1 release. The 2.0.X line will continue to receive security updates and bugfixes should they become necessary until the next major version arrives.
- The PoC Consortium anticipated this situation and actually asked the community to transition gradually to the new version in the release statement. “Let’s see how this new bird behaves in the wild, how it behaves when there are more and more of them.” The PoC Consortium insists that pool operators should not update yet.
- Qbundle users need to wait a little more to have their one-click upgrade to 2.0.0 – it will be available very soon. It will mark the beginning of the main transition phase for the community.
- The next major version is already underway : “the first commits on 2.1.0 (now the master branch) poured in, so we are on the way to 2.2.0” explains PoC Consortium rico666. 2.2.0 will be the pre-Dymaxion hard fork including PoC2 and dynamic fees & block size.
- Two new pools are now using the PoC Consortium pool software: http://bibenwei.com:8081/ and http://burstcoin.ml/.
- A few exclusive details concerning Automated Transactions development: “as part of the 2nd hard fork (BRS 2.4.0) are some modifications/extensions/upgrades to the AT system in order. Multi-Out tx types are also on the agenda, because both these are a prerequisite for powerful ACTTs and clearing”, according to rico666.
- Wikipedia might delist the Burst article because of a lack of notable references. While we believe Burst deserves its place there as an important part of the cryptocurrency history (first with Proof-of-Capacity, first with smart contracts, first with atomic cross-chain transactions), it seems that many other crypto-related article are currently under scrutinity. Please read Blaaaar’s comments if you want to do something about it.
- Burst is now listed on cryptomaps.me.
- BurstJack has new plans for his Automated Transactions website.
- A very interesting post written by rico666 on PoC1 to PoC2 migration strategies – it should help understand the process better.
- To celebrate the release of BRS 2.0.0, all PoC Consortium-operated pools have 0.5% negative fees from March 15th to April 15th. In other words, the PoCC add 0.5% for the miners to every block forged by our pools for a month.
- adrownedcoast created a MacOS installer for 2.0.0 wallets. The purpose of this set of scripts is to macOS users in getting the Burst Wallet, Plotter, and Mining software running as quickly and easily as possible.
- Coinbureau.com published an interesting article on the Proof-of-Capacity consensus protocol.
- The adventures of Harvey Harddrive! Our beloved mascott created by u/burstcoinisgreener on the Burst subreddit is getting its weekly series.
The cryptocurrency market may be taking a beating, but the motivation and ambitions of the PoC Consortium developers stay entirely unhindered – the release of 2.0.0 proved it this week. As we are getting rid of weak hands and opportunists, I noticed that we are building a strong core of more proactive Burst enthusiasts in the community. We are truly in a period of consolidation!
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.