Weekly Burst Report #58

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: 60 ↑
— New insertions (+): 10,018 ↑
— New deletions (-): 7,762 ↑

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: 8,010 / -14.2% ↓
 — Total wallets: 152,168 / +0.3% ↑
— Burst held in Poloniex & Bittrex: 53.9% / +0.3% ↑

Network metrics

– Estimated Network Size (weekly average): 252 PB / -0.1% ↓
 — Public Nodes: 477 / +3.2% ↑

Trading metrics

– High / Low: $0.009 / $0.008 USD ↓
 — Trade volume / change: $779,734 / +114.6% ↑
 — Market Capitalisation/ change: $16,532,917 / -4.0% ↓

Metrics by @Koru


  • The PoC Consortium released BRS 2.2.4 “Propagator” core wallet version. BRS 2.2.4 contains a security fix, UI enhancements, a 4-fold increase of UTStore, and more. This version allows the Burst network to absorb a surge of 80 000 tps for at least 30 seconds.
  • Full changelog and download on GitHub.
  • Why you need to update to the latest wallet version.
  • Qbundle one-click upgrade is not yet available at the time of publication, but should be implemented very soon.
  • MacOS brew formula has been updated as well to 2.2.4 by nixops.


  • Great news for miners! The PoC Consortium released the brand new 2.0.0 version of Engraver, the reference Burst cross-platform plotting software. PoCC developer JohnnyFFM explains: “It will replace all previous CPU-Plotting tools, i.e. Engraver 1.0.0 and Xplotter. Engraver 2.0 was done from scratch and offers a solid basis for all future features that are planned. All hashing routines have been massively optimised. Engraver 2.0 is hashing ~20% faster than any other CPU-Plotter. It is also the first CPU plotter supporting the AVX512f instuction set of latest CPUs.”
  • Full changelog and download on GitHub.



  • Burst community figures Daniel Jones (@nixops) and Tamara Sanchez (@grlz2grlz) attended The Den in Fremont, CA., where they did a presentation on Burst.
  • You can find an interview with Tamara on LinkedIn.
  • Thanks to Tamara Sanchez (@grlz2grlz), Burst was granted a Gold Sponsorship at the Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Conf 2018 which is happening in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in two weeks — November 13–15. A crowdfund has been open to help support the flight costs for Daniel, Tamara and Marija.
  • The Global Sticker Campaign is starting!
  • Indian Burst users/developers are wanted.

On 51% Attacks: The Architecture Of Aggression — an article by Burst community figure Feyd27


This can be considered a very valuable week. Major software releases, conferences, interviews, and many things going on behind the scenes — the community is busy creating value and building upon Burst. A great moment to get involved.

Thank you and see you next week.

Tom Créance (@Gadrah)

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Originally published at The Burstcoinist.