Getting Started

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

Software

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.

Documentation

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.

Faucets

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

FAQs

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 online resources, the definitive collection

In addition to the plethora 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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