From its creation by an unknown developer thru today, Burstcoin has had an eventful history. Here you can read about the history of Burstcoin.
With recent accomplishments, current activities, near-term and long-term goals, the Burstcoin Roadmap is the high-level planning document guiding Burstcoin development.
Burstcoin is a code fork of NXT, which is a fork of Bitcoin. There are several constituent white papers. The official whitepaper of Burstcoin is the Burst Dymaxion.
Burstcoin development is community-based. Leadership is provided by several organizations that have formed to address specific areas of development.
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 in 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.
retailers and shops
asset exchange explorers
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