Weekly Burst Report #24

The Weekly Burst Report is a report published every Sunday meant to centralize and outline the important Burst information of the week.

Development

Core development statistics since last week:
— Files modified: 25
— New insertions (+): 2,100
— New deletions (-): 849
 Total since the release of 1.3.6cg: 194,056 insertions (+), 283,719 deletions (-).

  • Development on the 2.0.0 wallet version is making regular progress. “BRS 2.0.0 is coming slowly but steadily”, explains PoC Consortium developer rico666.
  • The statistics don’t lie: according to ranking website cryptomiso.com, Burst is currently in the top 10 most active crypto project on the 3, 6 and 9 months view, in terms of commits quantity. Cryptomiso analyses the commit history of 609 cryptocurrencies — Burst being ranked so high in the list is obviously a very positive sign.
  • Coingecko.com finally uses the PoC Consortium repository instead of the old burst-team one. This catapulted Burst on Coingecko to the current rank 68.
  • As you can see on the GitHub milestone page, 41% of the open tasks are now completed (we were at 21% last week). Updates range from improved p2p communication to hardened H2 database shutdown and more.
  • The PoC Consortium’s pool software written in Go is being more widely tested.
  • It has been shared with the BTFG pool: “the PoCC provided us with an emergency upgrade due to the old code breaking down due to the load”, according to pool owner Valareos. As you can read in this announcement post, BTFG has over 1200 miners and supports the PoC Consortium’s efforts (the full list of pools supporting the Dymaxion can be found here).
  • The 0–100 PoCC pool’s infrastructure has been greatly improved. “Up until today, we intentionally kept it on a 2-vCPU machine to be absolutely sure it is optimized as good as possible”, according to rico666. “That’s right, the 600+ Miners were handled by a 2 virtual-CPU system.”
  • The pool was migrated on a much more powerful machine, easily handling the load (as you can see on the graph above). The 0–100 pool can now support as much as 10,000 miners on the current setup.
  • Hence, the new pool software is proving to be far superior in scalability and optimization than its predecessors (ninja and uray) — which is paramount to a secure, reliable and scalable network.
  • Reddit user Blackpawn released the Turbo Plotter 9000. It is a new Burst plotter for Windows, supporting CPU and GPU, with an easy to use GUI. It also allows staging files through SSD for fast filling of SMR drives. Check out its dedicated website — and keep in mind it is still an alpha version!

Websites

  • Last week I mentioned a surprise in the works for The Burstcoinist. Stay tuned for more information during the coming week.
  • For those who do not know it yet, I recommend to have a look at ecomine.earth, a website managed by reddit moderator MrPilotMan packed with quality information.

Other

  • The PoC Consortium made an official statement on reddit regarding the consensus system for the Dymaxion forks — in short, having 85% nodes running on the latest PoCC software won’t “trigger” the Dymaxion, but it serves as a community consensus indicator. You can read this complementary article explaining the impact the Dymaxion will have for Burst miners.
  • Don’t forget to join our February meme competition before it’s too late! There is already more than 4k Burst in the prize pool.
  • The PoCC Android wallet reached 4,000 active installs and over 7,000 downloads. As a reminder, the iOS version has been ready for months and still waiting for Apple’s authorization.
  • Want an easy way to spread the word about Burst? Check this method out.
  • Linus Tech Tips mentioned Burst once again in one of their videos.

Conclusion

We have the chance and privilege of having one of the most dedicated and skilled development team in crypto. While the PoC Consortium is hard at work laying the foundations of the Dymaxion hard forks, it is our responsibility to make the Burst community grow, to attract new users and to create new services. We are the pioneers of the decentralized economy of the future — let’s do this all together.

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.