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: 70 
– New insertions (+): 3,183 
– New deletions (-): 2,058 

Blockchain metrics

– Blockchain transaction volume: 26,214 / -0.2%
– Total wallets: 144,555 / +0.2% 
– Burst held in Poloniex & Bittrex: 59.4% 

Network metrics

– Estimated Network Size (weekly average): 350 PB / +5.7% 
– Public Nodes: 903 / -2.0% 

Trading metrics

– High / Low: $0.026 / $0.021 USD 
– Trade volume / change: $2,227,439 / +2% 
– Market Capitalisation/ change: $47,069,316/ -8% 
– Weekly High vs All Time High (%): 20% 

Metrics by @Koru

Development

  • Development continues toward the BRS 2.2.0 core wallet, the foundation of the pre-Dymaxion hard fork that will be enabled at block 500,000. This week was mostly dedicated to bugfixing, but “the core is really getting along nice and stable”, according to PoC Consortium developer rico666. The stress-tests have been very conclusive. There was also some focus on the UI glitches that developers saw during the tests – the UI2 will probably be better than what the PoC Consortium hoped for release.
    • On Thursday, the first successful PoC1 to PoC2 switch was enabled on the TestNet. Rico666 qualified it of “huge achievement”, making him “very confident for the hard fork.” Another PoC1 to PoC2 switch was scheduled today and it was successful once again. Every indicator is positive for the switch on MainNet. However, the PoC2 switch on MainNet will be enabled 2,000 blocks after the hard fork (at block 502,000). This wiki article explains why. The BRS 2.2.0 the PoC Consortium will ship will have both heights coded in, so no further updates will be necessary.
    • The PoC Consortium also published a pre-Dymaxion hard fork checklist for all user groups. Read it if you are still unsure of what you should be doing before the fork.
    • Bittrex will get their BRS 2.2.0 tomorrow, Poloniex soon thereafter. BRS 2.2.0 is coming very soon to the public as well. I can smell it already.
  • If you are still using a very outdated wallet version such as 1.3.6cg, 1.2.9 or older, you need to update ASAP. These versions will be an obstacle for a smooth hard fork, and they contain vulnerabilities and exploits. In buggy software, the protection value of not-disclosing vulnerabilities (real vulnerabilities, not potential ones) is almost zero. The PoC Consortium knows them, told they are there, and reserve the right and duty of disclosure a week from now. Do not operate software with known flaws.
  • TurboPlotter 9000 is now also available on macOS and Linux! The macOS and Linux versions may have some glitches since they’re hot off the presses but @blackpawn is hard at work fixing issues as they are reported.

Adoption

  • Community members nixops, Tamara Sanchez and pskrzyni81 are hard at work trying to increase Burst adoption in real-world businesses.
    • They will be attending the Blockchain NW conference in Seattle. The staff has agreed to accept burst as a form of payment. They would like us to purchase a sponsorship at a discounted rate of $5,000 – for a panel, a dedicated booth, a video interview and 3 passes. Additionally any member within the Burst community will be provided a 50% discount off of their ticket fee. More to come on this soon.
    • They are working on vendor/merchant services and an iOS wallet application.
    • They attended a meet up at Crawdaddy’s restaurant in San Jose, which are interested in the possibility of
      accepting Burst at their location.
  • PoC Consortium developer rico666 confirmed that they will work on adding Burst to General Bytes’ crypto ATMs after the hard fork. In his own words: “we will make it happen. They have already over 1500 bi-directional ATMs worldwide (buy & sell).”
  • The Team W is a company that provides consulting services and keynote speakers to Fortune 500 companies & government institutions… And you can now pay them with BURST!

Websites

  • We are very close to being listed on the CryptalDash exchange. Burst is currently ranked #4 and we need to stay in the top 5 until the end of May. A huge thank you to everyone who bought votes for Burst, and don’t forget to vote if you haven’t – this is an important event for the community!
  • The official Burstcoinist store is now live! You can find a wide choice of Burst branded merch and goodies. Buying from the store is the ideal way to support further development of The Burstcoinist and to proudly represent the Burst community. Click here to go to the store.
  • Some advancements on the Smart Contracts listing website by BurstJack.

Other

  • Nixops is organizing a meetup today in San Jose, CA. This is a weekly thing, every Sunday night at 10:00pm – come say hello!
  • A new episode of the Harvey Harddrive comic: Mondays.

Conclusion

As we are coming closer to the fateful date, all lights are becoming green for a successful first hard fork. This is going to be the first test that shall bring confidence into the public eye, and the PoC Consortium will show it lives up to its promises. Now, we need everybody rallying and staying informed with up-to-date software.

Thank you and see you next week.

Tom Créance (@Gadrah)


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