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: 36
– New insertions (+): 490
– New deletions (-): 600
Total since the release of 1.3.6cg: 85,860 insertions (+), 134,627 deletions (-).
- Anticipation is at its peak: we are 3 days away from the Dymaxion, and the last hints from the PoC Consortium developers have been given to the public. This time, two new teasers of the Burst Heritage Tree were published. This is the lattest one:Bitcoin and Nxt were to be expected. It gets very interesting when you see the these two boxes: “Layers implementation” and “Colored coins”. If you want an overview of everything we know so far about the Dymaxion just read the megathread on the Burst subreddit.
- The PoC Consortium would like to remind the audience about a statement that was made some time ago: “Although we can expect something really big from the PoC Consortium by December 27th, that doesn’t mean we cannot expect smaller things too.” It appears like they might have something not Dymaxion-related to release very soon.
- @Quibus released the version 1.6 of Qbundle. You can read the full changelog and download it on GitHub. If you are already a Qbundle user, just click “File” -> “Check for update” -> “Download updates”.
- I missed it last week but here it is – BurstNation released the first ever Burst mixer. You can entirely anonymize your Burst transactions!
Media & exposure
After the solid increase in price we experienced last week, a tweet made by John McAfee to his 400k followers describing Burst as the “most undervalued coin” sparked massive interest about Burst this Friday. The price quickly surged to unparalleled levels. The next day, Burst was featured in a dedicated Forbes article describing and explaining the price increase. The implications are huge for general awareness. In consequences:
- The Burst market capitalization now surpasses $100M, and we finally entered the top 100.
- Burst was featured in coinmarketcap’s biggest gainers, and grabbed “Biggest % Gain” spot on Bittrex.
- On Saturday, we were very close to hit $0,1 per Burst.
- The @Burstcoin_dev twitter account has now more than 15,000 followers.
- After a quick downtime caused by a massive influx of visitors caused by McAfee’s tweet, burst-coin.org has been migrated to new servers, faster and capable of handling a much higher load of users. In addition to that, minor changes and improvements have been done to the website’s content.
- As we are getting used to, the Burst subreddit was improved once again. This week’s major change is the addition of the subreddit wiki. For now it is mostly a duplication of the sidebar, but in the coming weeks the sidebar will be shifted to be more subreddit focused while the wiki becomes the more informative jumping off point for newcomers into the deeper world of Burst.
@MrPilotMan is also pleased to see such a fast growth of the subreddit:
- Burst has been added to the Moonstats website.
- In a community call to arms, @dan_dares urged everyone to mobilize to help and accompany all the new users to the Burst community.
- The Burst Telegram group has more than 1,000 members.
As the wait for the Dymaxion is almost over, the excitment is real in the Burst community. The tweet made by McAfee and the Forbes article are one of those things that we were not expecting but increased tremendously the awareness around Burst. The planets align as we are finally catching up and re-entering the top 100 of cryptocurrencies. I wish everyone much success for the following week, and of course a merry Christmas.
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.