Weekly Burst Report #30

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

Development

Core wallet development statistics since last week:
— Files modified: 21
— New insertions (+): 379
— New deletions (-): 85

  • What a week for the core wallet! Releases were all over the place:
  • At the end of last week the PoC Consortium released a 2.0.1 version of the core wallet. It was followed by the 2.0.2 version published this wednesday, but some remaining issues resulted in a high amount of stuck wallets. A 2.0.3 version was finally released this Sunday . “Several PoC Consortium members believe 2.0.3 is as stable as 1.3.6cg”, according to rico666. If this proves to be true in the coming week it would mark an important achievement for the development team and for Burst as a whole.
  • Qbundle has been updated numerous times — with v2.0.0, v2.0.1 and now v2.0.2, it finally includes the latest core wallet version and most known bugs are now fixed. These releases were particularly important for the network, because they enabled the UPnP feature within Qbundle to configure your wallet as a full node in a few clicks. As a result, the number of full nodes almost tripled in just a week and now exceeds 950. This is a great news, as the Burst network is growing more decentralized, thus more secure than ever.
  • Core version 2.2.0 is still in the works. “Developers are currently focused on unconfirmed transaction handling, which would improve scalability and make things easier in general”, explains PoC Consortium developer ac0v. All in all, simplification and optimization of the code is not finished yet and will also be part of the first upcoming hard fork. You can always refer to the milestones system to check development advancements.
  • rico666 wrote a little reminder about the Burst testnet. It has been overlooked lately, but it is a great way to learn about Burst features without risking to lose any real money.

Marketing

The new wave of Burst marketing! The community started an important movement this week — this new section will be dedicated to it.

  • “In an effort to give community members the opportunity to actively contribute to the increased adoption of Burstcoin, a newly formed community-driven marketing group called Burstcoin Guerilla Marketing (BGM) was created this week and held their first organizational meeting today. Their mission is to engage with the wider crypto-sphere through a number of different media to spread awareness of Proof of Capacity, Burstcoin, and the exciting future it has with the upcoming Dymaxion hardforks. Marketing is just storytelling through different forms, and they are interested in finding innovative ways to tell that story to as many people as possible. If you have a knack for storytelling, animation, writing, social media, presenting, or any of a number of other critical marketing skills, the BGM would be excited to have you join their ranks. If you are interested, contact @BurstGorilla through twitter, hop in their discord at https://discord.gg/R5JnSQX, or send over an email to burst.guerilla.marketing@gmail.com.” — An introductory statement by @tiptopanonymous, main organizer of BGM.
  • The first organizational meeting that happened a few hours ago was an “overwhelming success” and augured great things for the future of BGM. We are still in the organization phase, but the first steps are already actively being taken by many community members.
  • Don’t forget to follow the @BurstGorilla twitter account to keep up with all the exciting Burst news. Expect many announcements in the coming days and weeks!

Websites

  • It’s decided: www.burst-coin.org will go through a major overhaul. A lot of thought is currently being given at how to do this the best way. It won’t happen in a day, but we are motivated to make this happen ASAP.
  • We have a new chart on the Burst explorer! It shows the evolution of the estimated energy cost of a single Burst transaction. It is especially interesting when compared to Bitcoin’s energy consumption.
  • We need YOU! More specifically, we need more votes to be listed on new exchanges. Please take a few minutes to express your support for Burst:
  • Dontoshi.com
  • Cryptaldash.com
  • Just like every week, BurstJack has some fresh news concerning his Automated Transactions listing website.
  • A new website for Burst tutorials and other resources: burstcoin101.com.

Other

Conclusion

I am particularly thrilled to bring you this 30th edition of the Weekly Burst Report. This has been an extremely active and promising week from all aspects — I, for one, am particularly proud of the community for having taken a major step forward with the BGM group. Finally, if you are still using the wallet 2.0.0, 2.0.1 or 2.0.2 please don’t forget to upgrade to the latest version as this is important for the network stability.

Thank you and see you next week.

Tom Créance (@Gadrah)


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