The Weekly Burst Report is a report published every Sunday meant to centralize and outline the important Burst information of the week.
Weekly key data
Core wallet development statistics
– Files modified: 121 ↓
– New insertions (+): 12,669 ↑
– New deletions (-): 12,065 ↑
– Blockchain transaction count / change: 26,269 / +3.6% ↑
– Total wallets: 144,259 / +0.2% ↑
– Estimated Network Size (weekly average): 348 PB / +4.5% ↑
– Public Nodes: 921 / 0.0% →
– High / Low: $0.027 / $0.024 USD ↓
– Trade volume / change: $2,186,092 / -48.9% ↓
– Market Capitalisation/ change: $50,934,740/ +8% ↑
– Weekly High vs All Time High (%): 21% ↓
Metrics by @Koru
- In preparation of the pre-Dymaxion hard fork planned for block 500,000, testing of the wallet is going well. PoC Consortium developers rico666 explains: “so far it looks like the core is stable, but the UI needs more polishing. This is not a real showstopper though.”
- PoC1 to PoC2 switch testing still needs more time – it has highest priority now.
- The PoC Consortium started to replace all its 1.3.6cg wallets with BRS 2.0.4 (pool backends, public nodes…). The pools have been running stable and winning blocks with the latest version. We also have positive reports from 3rd parties who have done so for over a week without problems.
- The PoC Consortium therefore suggests all 1.3.6cg pool operators do the upgrade. In the near future, upgrading from BRS 2.0.4 to BRS 2.2.0 is going to be quite easy so by upgrading from 1.3.6cg (or lower) to 2.0.4 you are doing most of the work upfront.
- This also means the 1.2.9 lifelines are being cut now. As a reminder, 1.3.6cg public nodes are the only bridge between newer versions and the old 1.2.9 version. With the decrease in number of 1.3.6cg nodes, it can be expected that 1.2.9 wallets will be dysfunctional even before the hard fork – which is intentional to ensure a smooth fork and a more reliable network.
- Dan Dares and Umbrellacorp03 published a complete and up-to-date guide/walkthrough for Qbundle on the Burst Wiki. This could be our best tutorial yet – so don’t hesitate to point beginners to it!
- SignatureIT is a new company registered in California. They aim to be the reference for all-in-one pre-plotted Burst mining rigs as well as facilitating access to Burst mining for the general public. And they plan to start accepting Burst soon.
- A Burst store is being built by multiple community members. They are currently looking for a web developer – join the BGM Discord channel for more information.
- Speaking of stores, the Burstcoinist will launch its official merch store next week. More information coming soon!
- The community is working on getting Burst listed on the CryptalDash exchange. We should see a significant increase in points for Burst in the coming days, but we could use some more support!
- The community is organizing Burst meetups around the world! Fill out this form if you are interested – it will be left active for one more week before we start the meetup coordination.
- Satoshisworld.com wrote an excellent article about Burst.
- Did you know that studies predict Bitcoin could use 0.5% of the world’s electricity by the end of 2018, or 7.7 gigawatts? Burst’s Proof-of-Capacity appears as the only viable and sustainable alternative to PoW.
- A new episode of the Harvey Harddrive comic: Pools.
It is particularly encouraging to see development and testing coming along nicely. Preparing such an important hard-fork in such a limited time frame can be pretty hard and stressful for the team, but it is not nearly enough to make the PoC Consortium’s hardened developers flinch. In the meantime, it is very refreshing to witness the birth of a new sense of community – and I hope to meet some of you soon in one of the upcoming meetups!
Thank you and see you next week.
Tom Créance (@Gadrah)
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