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: 28 
– New insertions (+): 2,134 
– New deletions (-): 64 

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: 8,332 / -24.0% 
– Total wallets: 149,097 / +0.2% 
– Burst held in Poloniex & Bittrex: 55.1% / -0.9% 

Network metrics

– Estimated Network Size (weekly average): 239 PB / -12.1% 
– Public Nodes: 307 / -5.5% 

Trading metrics

– High / Low: $0.012 / $0.009 USD 
– Trade volume / change: $916,557 / -0.1% 
– Market Capitalisation/ change: $20,960,179/+4.12% 

Metrics by @Koru


  • The PoC Consortium released a major update of Scavenger, the Burst reference miner for Linux/Unix/Windows/MacOS. Full changelog:
    • https, avx512f, opencl, gpu mem-mapping and DMA support
    • multi account mining
    • added performance figures to output
    • progressbar added
    • option to benchmark i/o and hashing capabilities
    • documentation added (special thanks to feyd!)
    • concurrent overlap checker
  • Community member u/nethinim (@aprock) has released BurstKit for all to use. BurstKit is a Burstcoin Swift development framework. It simplifies integrating with the Burst API for iOS devices, provides wrappers for the Burst API and implements Crypto utilities needed for key generation and signing. This is big news, as PoC Consortium developer Brabantian explains: “This kind of library, with code that will be run in many apps in the future is ‘seed’ software. It’s not an addition, it’s a multiplier.”
    • This is one more step towards the release of the iOS wallet!
  • A new decentralized application running on the Burst blockchain has been released. Meet BurstCoupon, the newest release by CurbShifter (the brilliant creator of CloudBurst). BurstCoupon allows creating and claiming password protected coupons. Through this concept the following applications can be developed;
    • Efficient airdrops / automated faucets using the password to prevent/discourage abuse.
    • Scratch tickets, buy coupons with ‘variable’ value.
    • Rewards for challenges (possibly for entry cost). For example based on puzzles or (online) detective work to retrieve the password.
    • Conditional triggering of smart contract / AT via 3rd party without access to the private wallet key.
    • Increase anonymity of transaction broadcasts. By memory pool entry through other IP / nodes. Can be a model for (payed) coupon sharing and broadcasting on local nodes.
    • And more! Go follow the @BurstExtensions Twitter account.
  • The Summer of dApps contest is over! And the winner is CurbShifter, for his outstanding work on CloudBurst and BurstCoupon.
  • We explained it already twice but this is worth repeating: why is there such a drop in the number of public nodes since the release of the latest BRS 2.2.2 wallet version? PoC Consortium developer rico666 explained: “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.
    • Also, BRS 2.2.3 is still in the works and should be coming soon.


  • Community champion for app development Nixops recently announced that Cratus, a Monitoring as a Service company, will be using the Burst blockchain for groundbreaking business applications. Watch an exclusive interview with Zeki Gunay, CEO of Cratus, here. I highly recommend reading the full announcement. More details soon!
  • Community member and figure Tamara Sanchez announced many events where Burst will be represented:
    • She was able to secure a sponsorship with, a blockchain conference taking place on November 13-15 in Kuala Lumpur. Burst community member Feyd will be present there to speak and represent us. Tickets payable in Burst!
    • A mixer will be hosted at ActionSpot to showcase CloudBurst, BurstCoupon, Cratus and hopefully other projects (September 14th at 6:00 p.m. San Jose). It will be live on Twitch.
    • Blockchain Beach – September 25th
    • (October 5th through the 12th in SF) – Tamara and the team are heavily involved as they will be providing them with educational platforms and hosting joint meet ups.
    • (October 16th in Bellevue).


  • The Burst DOCathon! PoC Consortium member umbrellacorp03 organized a community effort to improve the existing documentation on the Burst wiki. He comments: “It was a very productive weekend. I was lucky to have Feyd and Curbshifter and their work improved burstwiki. I also want to thank Rico for his precious help and advices. If I had to say one more thing, it’s that there was a poor participation from the rest of the community.”



We finally exceeded one year of Weekly Burst Reports! The first report ever was published on September 3rd 2017. This is a great week to celebrate: we have had so many promising announcements and releases since last Sunday, and so many things that I would never have anticipated a year ago. There have been doubters, but finally the future does look bright for Burst and its hodlers.

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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