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 online resources, the definitive collection

In addition to the collection of software located in the Burstcoin Software Library, the Burstcoin community hosts many services that are accessed exclusively online.  No software installation is required.  Informational websites, social media platforms are also listed here.

There is also a collection of blockchain explorers and observers.  These provide insight into various events happening on the blockchain, such as transactions, block forging, asset overview, and others. Some have extensive charts to provide visual feedback, often putting events into historical context.  Some provide specific insights, such as monitoring mining-related activity or alternate views on network consensus integrity.  These are referred to as observers.  The are several other categories as well.  

A note about online wallets

Every BRS wallet (Burst Reference Software) has a local built-in web server (based on Jetty) to deliver its’ front end content to the user.  This allows the wallet to be accessible from anywhere on the internet – if you made the API accessible on a public IP.

As a user, you should always be aware of the security implications when using an online wallet. You may be giving away your password to this wallet, so either use 100% trusted public wallets, or use just a subset of their functionality – such as address watch only (when you enter the BURST-xxx address instead of a password).  In general, online wallets do not meet the ideal of a trustless system, they are however effective in certain circumstances.

Submit an online community resource

If you have developed an online resource and would like to included it here, please forward a link and description using the contribution form below.  Please assure that your resource can be served securely using SSL.

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