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: 24
– New insertions (+): 983
– New deletions (-): 606
- When the PoC Consortium released the BRS 2.0.0 core version last week, it was made clear right away that there could be a few remaining bugs due to the magnitude of the code refactoring. The developers worked hard this week to eliminate most reported issues – “we would like to thank all the early adopters who supported development by testing 2.0.0”, states PoC Consortium member rico666.
- The BRS 2.0.1 core version is now out, and it offers better performance, stability and security compared to any release so far. This version is thought for a broader audience, but still not as backend for pools – pool operators should wait for the next version before updating.
- The PoC Consortium confirmed that Qbundle v2.0 is going to be released this Monday. It will be based on BRS 2.0.1 and it will allow the majority of users to upgrade to the latest version with one click.
- We can also expect a BRS 2.0.2 core version before the first fork.
- A small bonus: the PoC Consortium released a Discord bot that automatically reports forged blocks.
- The bigger picture – a PoC Consortium developer’s interesting insight on the future Burst Dymaxion use cases:
- BurstJack is still making progress on the Automated Transactions listing website. All smart contracts are now imported from the Burst blockchain and searchable.
- As you may already know, our Burst wikipedia article is about the be delisted. One of the main concerns there is that burst doesn’t have enough 3rd party websites writing about it. Hence, please read this post & comments if you would like to help with marketing in a meaningful way. And speaking of marketing, here is another easy trick to promote Burst.
- LinusTechTips mentioned Burst once again in one of their videos. And it seems like they are going to release a dedicated video on Burst mining soon.
- Want to see an inspiring display of community engagement? Reddit user u/pskrzyni81 decided to represent Burst at the Blockchain & Cryptocurrency – BNFT Panel in Long Beach Convention CA last weekend. He handed out Burst flyers, and even ended up joining a booth! This is of course a great example to follow – we would love to see Burst being represented by community members more often in this kind of events.
- Have you ever wished you could have a truly unique and memorable Burst Address? With adrownedcoast’s Burst Vanity Address Generator written in Python, you can generate custom Burst addresses using the 4 leading characters of the address after “BURST”. Check it out on GitHub.
- MinerGate published a great article on Burst’s consensus protocol: Why Proof-of-Capacity could be the future of cryptocurrency.
- There will be a new community meme competition starting from April 1st. Get ready!
- The first episode of the Harvey Harddrive community comic series is out: the origin of it all.
With the release of BRS 2.0.1 (and soon Qbundle 2.0), the refactored wallet is effectively going to be the foundation of the future Burst – we will need the community to upgrade in a timely manner in order for the transition to BRS 2.2.0 (the first fork) to be as smooth as possible. As always, stay informed and proactive.
Thank you and see you next week.
Tom Créance (@Gadrah)
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