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

PoCC development statistics (public repositories)

– Files modified: 29 
– New insertions (+): 3,645 
– New deletions (-): 253 

Note: this solely indicates the GitHub activity on already released projects. It doesn’t reflect the work the PoCC puts into its private repositories.

Blockchain metrics

– Blockchain transaction volume: 11,036 / +52.6% 
– Total wallets: 150,878 / +0.9% 
– Burst held in Poloniex & Bittrex: 54.0% / -0.4% 

Network metrics

– Estimated Network Size (weekly average): 262 PB / +3.6% 
– Public Nodes: 479 / +9.1% 

Trading metrics

– High / Low: $0.010 / $0.009 USD 
– Trade volume / change: $593,531 / +35.3% 
– Market Capitalisation/ change: $19,172,358 / -1.61% 

Metrics by @Koru

Development

  • Scavenger 1.6 is going to be released soon, and it is packed with exciting development. The PoCC’s Burst reference miner is ready to be available for Linux/Unix/Windows/MacOs/Android (32&64bit), allowing support for raspberry pi, odroid and modern android phones. Yes, Burst mining with Android is back! (Long standing community members may remember the first Burst Android wallet – the world’s first application that allowed efficient cryptocurrency mining on smartphones, back in late 2016).
    • PoC Consortium developer JohnnyFFM explains: “I added support for one-dimensional hashing and made Scavenger run on Arm cpus and old 32bit x86 cpus. Tested it on all sorts of Raspberry Pi’s and on a Samsung A5 Android phone. Have a user with a Samung Note 9 as well. Works like a charm!”
    • Why is it a big deal? It shows the versatility of Burst’s Proof-of-Capacity algorithm, allowing mining on even the weakiest and least energy-consuming machines and thus enabling an ecosystem truly designed for decentralization.
    • Full changelog also includes new features, some optimization (2-3% speed increase), and a few bugfixes.

  • The BRS 2.2.3 core wallet will have a successor sooner than initially planned. BRS 2.2.4 is about to be released soon. Upgrading will be highly advised for average users. Stay tuned!
  • Community developer CurbShifter has been developing incredible decentralized applications with Burst for the past few months. Most notably, he is behind CloudBurst, a decentralized cloud storage application, and BurstCoupon, to create and claim password protected coupons with Burst.
    • This week, CurbShifter released BurstLib, a cross platform dynamic library to make developing applications and tools compatible with the Burst blockchain easier.
    • It is providing secure access to the BRS functionality even on external nodes. It is a bridge between the BRS (Burst Reference Software) REST API and a standard C interface. Making it ready to be called from a wide range of programming languages such as C, C++, C#, ruby, python, java, scala, php, lua, ect.
    • BurstLib is open source and available on GitHub. Don’t hesitate to support the amazing work of CurbShifter by donating to his BURST address: BURST-WN56-VW53-7B6V-9YAFW.
  • How would Burst hold against a 51% attack? “In absolute numbers, it is 10 times more expensive to attack Burstcoin, than it is to attack Bitcoin. In relative numbers (profitability), Burstcoin would be a more than 55000 times more bitter pill than Bitcoin.”

Websites

  • Don’t forget to vote (every day!) for Burst for the Numex listing. It is free, it takes a few seconds and you do not need to register.

Other

  • I know, the following is not meeting journalistic standards, but some can find it interesting. You may remember the PoC Consortium recently posting this picture on Twitter:

After being asked about it this week, PoCC developer rico666 answered the following:

Card

Valuable hint or useless speculation? You decide.

  • BurstBot has got a puzzle for you. This is your chance to win 100 BURST!
  • A well put together article about the recent Burst transaction without internet and the Proof-of-Life concept, by btcmanager.com.
    • And another article on the same subject  (Call for Code submission), by community member Feyd27.

Conclusion

This week has been particularly interesting in terms of development, with the return of Android (and other systems) mining and the release of BurstLib, as well as important work on the core wallet. As Daniel Jones eloquently said on the Burst subreddit: “POCC is busting ass, we are busting ass, and community engagement is picking up. This is exciting, there is a lot to come.”

Thank you and see you next week.

Tom Créance (@Gadrah)


Disclaimer: The Burstcoinist does not endorse and does not take responsibility for any project mentioned in a Weekly Burst Report.

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