Getting Started

From understanding Burstcoin security to selecting a wallet, the Getting Started guide provides the information needed to succeed with Burstcoin.


A great deal of technical knowledge is not required to use the Burstcoin network’s collection of open source software.  The definitive collection, including wallet software, is located in the Burstcoin Software Library.


For more information on any of the topics listed below, or technical documents, visit the Burstcoin Documentation Project.  Here you will find everything there is to know about Burstcoin.  You can even contribute new documentation to the project, or recommend improvements.


To activate a new wallet for Burstcoin mining or to receive a transfer from the Bittrex exchange, visit the Burstcoin Community Faucet.


To assist with supporting new users of Burstcoin, this section contains Frequently Asked Questions.  You can help curate this section by visiting the documentation project section.

Burstcoin documentation project

Website Front Page

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New User Guide
Getting Started, Security, Wallets

Core Features
Alias System
Arbitrary Messages
Asset Exchange
Colored Coins
Encrypted Messages
ERC20 Protocol
Escrow Account
Offline Transaction Signing
Reed-Solomon Addresses
Slot Based Transaction Fees
Smart Contracts
Transaction Types & Fees

Organization and Development

Burstcoin Development






Burst API
Burstcoin Blockchain
Proof of Capacity
How Transaction Processing Works
Softfork Propositions
Capacity Improvement Proposals
Activate a wallet using the Burst API


Plotting, Mining, Block Rewards, Reward Assignment


History of Burstcoin
Marketing Resources
Wikipedia Article





Please Note:

A content submission form also appears at the end of each document for convenience.  You can use the form above as well if preferred or if a document does not have its own form.

For a list of projects specifically requested, see below:  However, you are encouraged to correct, edit, revise, or provide documentation on any topic.  No sign in is required.  For the record, this documentation needs a lot of work.   How can anything here be communicated more clearly, more effectively.


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Documentation project (items needed):  

1.  Article:  How transaction processing works – This article is a framework and contains details that resemble the process, but are inaccurate in their particulars.  Article needs to be adjusted for accuracy and reorganized for the best flow of details in support of the topic.  The differentiation of mining vs. transaction processing needs to be delineated.  The specifics of the flow of information between nodes needs to be stated precisely.  Editors for this article should feel free to adjust as much as is needed. How can this topic be presented in the most accurate, detailed, and effective way possible?   (website – development – how transaction processing works)

Project type:  Complete or minor corrections.  Posted 4/19/2019

2. Article:  Orientation for developers – Article needed to orient new developers to the Burstcoin developer landscape.  Where to locate resources, platforms, communication channels.  How to participate effectively in the development process.  What information can be provided to a new developer to function as a quick start guide?  No framework article exists, this is a project needing to be completed from the ground up.

Project type:  New article