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

Development

Core wallet development statistics since last week:
– Files modified: 39
– New insertions (+): 3,846
– New deletions (-): 3,750

  • Concerning the Burst core wallet:
    • Core version 2.0.4 has been released. It includes bugfixes in solo mining capability, async/sync repairs for frontend (due to new jQuery), mariaDB/H2 bootstrap handling in burst.sh (Unix) and DB robustness (ensuring InnoDB). You can download it directly on GitHub. Qbundle one-click upgrade is also available.
    • “For faster transactions, make sure you have this line “P2P.rebroadcastTo = 78.46.245.194; 94.130.190.156; 78.130.235.166; 176.9.47.157; 45.76.115.113; 108.61.180.135; 169.239.183.229” in brs-default.properties (instead of the two IPs that are currently there)”, advised the PoC Consortium in a recent tweet.
    • Community member nixops created a Burst wallet Google Chrome extension. GitHub link.
    • Dan Dares wrote a Qbundle setup guide for beginners. If you are a Windows user new to Burst, just follow these simple steps to get started.
  • A lot of discussion around PoC3 happened during the week, as can be seen on this reddit thread, or this one. PoC3 is the PoC Consortium’s plan to enable Proof-of-Capacity mining with real data, like movies, audio, Wikipedia archive files, OpenStreetMap GIS data and more, as described at the end of the Burst Dymaxion white paper.
    • PoC Consortium developer rico666 confirmed that there is some PoC3 code in the PoCC labs already, and further explained that “the PoCC will release prover/verifier prototypes to play around with it.” And most importantly, we now know that a first prototype already exists (!) as can be seen here.
    • A PoC3 Scouting SIG has been formed. The goal is to scout available and relevant data for PoC3 plotfiles before they get activated.

Marketing

  • The very recent Burst Guerilla Marketing (BGM) community group is still in organization phase but nice progress is being made:
    • Set up social media accounts
    • Assigned leads covering each social media platform
    • Started creating new content (includes introductory documents, comparisons, video content – all unfinished etc.)
    • Started working on a Burstcoin data bot for Twitter
    • Discussed ideas for a catchphrase
    • Agreed to set up a team (this week) dedicated to reaching out to crypto-media, highlighting PoC and the Dymaxion
    • Gathered data with a community survey

 

 

Websites

  • Last week I announced that www.burst-coin.org was going to go through a major overhaul. The new homepage is already almost done and virtually everything else is going to be reorganized and improved following an already established new maquette. The goal is to publish the new site as soon as possible – it shouldn’t take too long.
  • The Burst explorer got a new functionality. You can now trace the source and target addresses of money flow in nice Sankey diagrams.

Other

  • Peter Skrzyniarz managed to get a partnership with BNFT and is currently crowdfunding the integration. See his full post.
  • The April meme war has been going for a week. Don’t forget to join the contest!
  • We are looking at the possibility to list Burst on Zecoex, an Indian exchange, but we want to see if they are legit.
  • Finally, Coinmarketcap shows the correct Burst supply, which gave us a considerable 5% valuation boost.
  • A new episode of the Harvey Harddrive comic: Harvey brings a date home.

Conclusion

The global picture is looking very good for Burst, whether it be from a development standpoint, or with the community newfound marketing effort. Burst is truly in a transformation phase, laying ground for the upcoming hardforks and assimilating the constant stream of releases, improvements and new plans. We are lucky to be part of the premises of an incredible project – so let’s keep up the great work.

Thank you and see you next week.

Tom Créance (@Gadrah)


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