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: 6 
– New insertions (+): 127 
– New deletions (-): 42 

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: 8,764 / -20.6% 
– Total wallets: 151,258 / +0.3% 
– Burst held in Poloniex & Bittrex: 53.9% / -0.2% 

Network metrics

– Estimated Network Size (weekly average): 243 PB / -7.2% 
– Public Nodes: 459 / +4.2% 

Trading metrics

– High / Low: $0.011 / $0.008 USD 
– Trade volume / change: $429,366 / -27.7% 
– Market Capitalisation/ change: $17,326,001 / -9.6% 

Metrics by @Koru


  • We pre-announced it last week, and here it is: Scavenger 1.6 is out! Among other upgrades, The PoCC’s Burst reference miner is now available for Linux/Unix/Windows/MacOs/Android (32&64bit), allowing support for raspberry pi, odroid and modern android phones. Burst mining with Android is back! (tutorial here)
    • “Why is it a big deal? It shows the versatility of Burst’s Proof-of-Capacity algorithm, allowing mining on even the weakiest and least energy-consuming machines and thus enabling an ecosystem truly designed for decentralization.” – Weekly Burst Report #55
    • Scavenger automated Docker builds, thanks to Felix Brucker. Click here and get your Scavenger Docker container via “docker pull spebern/scavenger”

  • CurbShifter released a new version of BurstLib and CloudBurst.
    • Speaking of Burst extensions: Arch Linux is now the first Linux Distro to intregrate CurbShifter’s DAPPs directly in the package manager. The Arch Linux User Repository also includes Engraver, PoCC’s plotter, and Aggregator, the mining proxy.

  • We recently saw that Burst’s Proof-of-Capacity consensus algorithm significantly rises the difficulty of performing a 51% attack. The PoC Consortium created a poll to see if the community would be in favor of officially challenging anyone to try a 51% attack on Burst. The clear winner was “unconditionally yes” with 52% of the 325 votes.


  • Don’t forget to vote (every day!) for Burst for the Numex listing. It is free, it takes a few seconds and you do not need to register.


  • Burst will be represented at the BlockchainNW Summit this week.
  • The Global Burst Stickers Campaign is on good tracks! 10,000 stickers will be ordered and a minimum of 42 cities in 17 countries will be covered.


This past week was particularly encouraging because of the amount of work that has been done by the wider community. Between the Arch Linux repositories, the new Pchains-related project, the Android mining tutorial, the Burst Extensions, Docker builds and much more, we are witnessing a new wave of community involvement nicely complementing the work of the PoC Consortium. Let’s keep that momentum going!

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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