Getting Started

From Burstcoin security to wallet selection, the Getting Started guide provides the information needed to succeed.

Software

The definitive collection of open-source and easy to use software is located in the Burstcoin Software Library.

Documentation

Visit the Burstcoin Documentation Project for more information.  Contribute new documentation or recommend improvements.

Faucets

Activate a new wallet for mining or to receive a transfer from Bittrex.  Visit the Burstcoin Community Faucet list.

FAQs

Supporting new users, this section contains Frequently Asked Questions. Help curate by visiting the documentation section.

Burstcoin Roadmap - The future is what we make it

The Burstcoin roadmap helps us share what we have accomplished, what we are working on next, plans for the near-term, and the direction that we are taking this project. The roadmap is intended to be accessible and clear enough to help open a practical dialogue with the community.

Achieved

These are the achieved tasks starting from August 2017.

Current

These tasks are currently being developed actively.

Near-Term

These tasks are identified as near-term projects.

Long-Term

These projects are identifieddentifie a long-term.

Core Improvements

Code refactoring

Improving structure and readability with a focus on simplicity and flexibility. Getting rid of old code from the NXT wallet.Paving the way for more advanced modifications.

Stability and reliability

Improving the overall stability of wallets and nodes in order to maximize the security and reliability of the network.

Better debugging and logging

Development efficiency

Adding new procedures such as Unit-Tests, improving the API and other advanced components.

Dynamic node capabilities
  • Making the mempool size configurable to better adjust to the node capabilities.  (Soft fork)
Dynamic block and fees

Making transaction cost and block size dynamic values to be better able to cope with varying transactional load on the Burst blockchain.  (Hard fork)

PoC2 protocol

A minimally invasive way to achieve time-memory tradeoff resistance, while keeping the currently used plots functional.

Multi-Out Support

Recipients of multi-out payments will soon have the ability to see those transactions in their wallet just like any other transaction.

Improved Smart Contracts

Project Rosetta will simplify the process of creating Burst Smart Contracts. Future improvements will optimize the smart contract executions as well as reduction in cost per line of execution.

Wallet Auto-Updater

It is important that Burst nodes stay up to date, and that the process of software delivery be safeguarded against malicious actors or centralized authorities. 

Multi-Sig Verification

An auto-update feature coupled with a multi-signature signing process helps ensure that Burst nodes remain up-to-date and secure.

PoC3 Protocol

Taking over a custodian role in globally distributed redundant storage by allowing to store important information in plot files.

Usability

Mobile Payment infrastructure

Bringing Burst closer to the ‘real economy’ by enhancing mobile payments, a vital feature for merchants.

Burst JavaScript Library

A Burst-specific JavaScript library is being developed to empower application developers and to facilitate in the development of a cross-platform wallet.

New Blockchain Explorer

A new blockchain explorer is being developed which will be available in both a thin client and full node standard version.

Cross-Platform Wallet

A Cross-Platform Wallet UI “Phoenix” is being developed to support desktop (OSX, Windows, Linux), and web. This wallet will feature increased security and a refreshed look and feel.

Application Management

A Burst Application Manager “Easy2Burst” is being developed to streamline the installation of Burst core, tools and components; it will also simplify the blockchain download process and centralize Burst account management.

Distributed Network Explorer

Designed to be ultra-scalable, “WatchDog” is a distributed explorer currently in development. It features distributed peer discovery, a querying API, notifications, and more.

New Pool Software

New pool software is being developed and licensed under the GNU GPLv3, so everyone can run a pool without concerns over licensing if they wish to do so.

Cross-Platform Wallet

A Cross-Platform Wallet Application “Phoenix” is being developed to support mobile devices, including iOS and Android. This wallet will feature increased security and a refreshed look and feel.

Mobile Wallet

A Cross-Platform Wallet Application “Phoenix” is being developed to support mobile devices, including iOS and Android. This wallet will feature increased security and a refreshed look and feel.

Multi-lingual Wallet

Creating new wallet software written in languages other than Java, allowing better flexibility for the end user and potential performance gains.

Adoption

Simplified software

Facilitating the installation and deployment of the Burst software and packages for the end user.

More exchange gateways

Getting Burst listed on more exchanges and expanding the trading of Burst for fiat.

Development Bounty Prog

To encourage adoption, the Burst Marketing Fund (BMF) has been organizing and already started rolling out various retail-related bounty programs.

Retail Adopt Bounty Prog

The Burst Marketing Fund (BMF) has been organizing and already started rolling out various retail-related bounty programs.

Communication

Advertising

A bounty program has been started which rewards BURST for users who generate YouTube videos about Burst, its mining software, and tools.

Weekly Updates

The Weekly Burst Report will continue to be published and produced under the flag of the Burst Alliance.

Advertising

To coincide with the release of the “Phoenix” mobile wallet, the BMF will use social media ads and other methods to help drive users to the new mobile wallet.

Redesign of the burst-coin.org website.

Pushing community articles with paid advertising to reach a larger target audience.

More Bounty Programs

To further encourage adoption, the Burst Marketing Fund (BMF) will open new bounty programs and conduct hackathons.

Large scale promotion

Creating/Increasing brand recognition via social media to help promote the introduction of the PoC3 Protocol.

Infrastructure

New tools and services

Providing the current explorers and observers with new tools and infrastructure.

Websites overhaul

Updating and improving the content, organization and aspect of the main Burst websites.

Disclaimer

This roadmap is likely to be subject to future revisions and modifications. It does not represent a promise of development of any sort, but rather an indication of the direction taken by the development team at a given time.

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