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: 122
– New insertions (+): 2,159
– New deletions (-): 1,758
Total since the release of 1.3.6cg: 219,261 insertions (+), 323,419 deletions (-).
- We are finally in the final stages of BRS 2.0.0 core version development. “We are confident for a release on March 15th”, confirms PoC Consortium developer rico666. As the final tasks are currently being worked on, the PoC Consortium is happy to be able to provide the community with this new software. Starting from next week, Burst will have a completely refactored core wallet worthy of being the foundation upon which the Dymaxion will be built.
- Please take in consideration that the quicker the 2.0.0 version is going to be adopted by the community, the sooner the upcoming forks will happen – don’t forget to update your wallet next week!
- The release of BRS 2.0.0 will be a great step for Burst, but it is only the beginning of the process. Expect many more improvements in the following months. As rico666 jests: “now the only question is how fast a BRS 2.0.1 will follow!”
- We now have a functional PoC1 to PoC2 plot converter for Linux/Unix (probably working with MacOS too). The converter can do both in-place (remaining on the same plot) as well as copy on write (from disk A to disk B). “As predicted it’s IO intensive, not CPU intensive. One CPU core can easily convert 5 disks in parallel”, according to rico666. This software is currently only there for testing, and as reference for other implementations – do not start converting your plots now, because mining softwares cannot interpret them yet.
- Blackpawn released the beta 2 version of his TurboPlotter, the “fastest and easiest way to plot drives for Burst mining”. It includes many new features: support for resuming, end of plotting summary screen, scrolling GPU and drive lists, bug fixes and minor improvements.
- The Burstcoinist released a new interview with bold and Herscht, the two minds behind the PoC Consortium’s pool software. Learn more about them and their projects in this exclusive “behind the scenes” sneak peek!
- The brand new how to & tutorial platform is live! Better organized, higher quality tutorials, and updatable by the community. If you want to add a tutorial, this readme explains the process to follow. The documentation is going to replace the previous tutorials on burst-coin.org – the domain currently used is temporary and will be replaced by a burst-coin.org subdomain.
- Dan Dares created the ultimate FAQ on reddit. It answers most questions new people ask, so don’t hesitate to point them to it.
- We noticed that we were lacking a good quality and up-to-date Burst Facebook group, so Andrew Scott (one of our subreddit moderators) will be managing and maintaining this new group.
- More advancements on the smart contracts listings website built by BurstJack. The subject of smart contracts is going to be closely examinated by the PoC Consortium in the future – in the meantime BurstJack sets a great example of community engagement in this particular domain.
- Until recently, the community support for the Dymaxion was evident by all metrics except one: hashrate. A few pools are openly against the Dymaxion. They concentrated a lot of miners accumulated over a long period of time. However as you can see with the graph below, more and more miners are switching to new pools and thus truly enforcing the legitimity of the new development proposals.
- While we are on the topic of mining: we are glad to see how decentralized our network of miners truly is. Have a look at this chart!
- Reddit user Dark_S0il made changes to the Burst marketplace so that it displays the whole list of all items (newest first) without entering the seller’s ID. This feature could be part of the core wallet in the near future.
- The implosion of BurstNation: the site owners already announced to their community their intention to leave Burst. This week, website administrator @Focus closed his Burst assets.
- A new Telegram group dedicated to Burst mining was created. We are also happy to have a new moderator on the main Telegram group: Macht 3.
The wait is almost over, after months of development! I will take this opportunity to clear some misinformation: contrary to what some people believe the first hard fork will NOT happen on March 15th. With the release of BRS 2.0.0 on March 15th, it will obviously happen after, once we reach proper adoption of the new wallet. Read this official PoC Consortium post for more details.
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.