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: 24 ↓
– New insertions (+): 3,589 ↑
– New deletions (-): 1,782 ↑
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 transaction volume: 11,881 / -59.8% ↓
– Total wallets: 147,560 / +0.1% ↑
– Burst held in Poloniex & Bittrex: 57.8% / -0.1% ↓
– Estimated Network Size (weekly average): 272 PB / +7.1% ↑
– Public Nodes: 461 / -31.3% ↓
– High / Low: $0.017 / $0.010 USD →
– Trade volume / change: $4,143,130 / +120.1% ↑
– Market Capitalisation/ change: $22,825,079/ -9.9% ↓
– Weekly High vs All Time High (%): 13% / +2% ↑
Metrics by @Koru
- The PoC Consortium released a new software: Scavenger, a Burst miner written in Rust. Cooperating with Burst developer JohnnyDeluxe, who contributed countless ideas and optimization strategies as well as massive improvements to the Shabal code base, they created what they claim is “the fastest Burst miner to date”. During internal tests, they observed reading times “two and a half times faster than with CreepMiner”. With Scavenger, the PoC Consortium completes its line of Burst mining software that already included a pool software and the Engraver plotter. Keep in mind Scavenger is currently in Beta.
Brace yourself – The Scavenger is coming! pic.twitter.com/NW6X8iUfzU
— PoC Consortium (@PoC_Consortium) August 3, 2018
- You might have observed a drop in the number of public nodes since the release of the latest BRS 2.2.2 wallet version. PoC Consortium developer rico666 explains: “BRS 2.2.2 is called “Stabilizator”, because these nodes are capable of delivering correctly signed blocks where BRS 2.2.1 (and everything before that) aren’t. This means, BRS 2.2.2 can pull the network/blockchain, but it also means that people who haven’t updated to 2.2.2 get blacklisted by other peers when they e.g. deliver a wrongly signed block that contains a transaction that e.g. has leading/trailing whitespace in some attached comment. The blacklisted nodes are more likely to get excluded from the net/fork, get stuck or whatever.”
- Moral of the story: everyone, please update to BRS 2.2.2 if you have not already. Qbundle one-click upgrade is available for Windows users.
- Reddit user u/blankey1337 created BurstAlerts, “the first alert system built for Burst”. It allows you to get an email notification whenever you send or receive Burst. Try it out on burstalerts.com.
- Reddit user u/harryy1453 created Burstcoin Widgets, a collection of homescreen widgets for Android. It includes a Burst address, a Burst network and a Burst price widget, all open source on GitHub. Download on Google Play.
- You can now buy and sell BURST on OpenBazaar, the peer-to-peer online marketplace with no fees.
- The owner of the mining pool BurstNeon.com released its faucet code on GitHub.
- @nixops taught his “Hacking into CryptoCurrency with Burstcoin” class at ActionSpot.
Today will be a fun day, 2pm PST, I will be teaching on smart contracts/at’s.https://t.co/rzyc6tDXO1
— Daniel Jones (@nixops) August 4, 2018
- Why BRS 2.2.2 went great, and how you can help Burst – check out this great post by @nixops.
Another week, and another Weekly Burst Report. This series have been going for nearly a year now, and I would like to take this 46th conclusion to personally thank each of you, the Burstcoinist readers who have been following the report all this time. We are only at the beginning of this crazy adventure – many more exciting news are ahead of us. I certainly am looking forward to covering them as Burst further evolves and grows.
Thank you and see you next week.
Tom Créance (@Gadrah)
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