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 list.
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 Softfork Propositions
The Softfork Wishlist is to record changes to Burstcoin that might be desirable, but that will require a “soft” block-chain split (consensus of the miners). These changes are implemented by convincing a majority of the miners to reject or discourage blocks that were previously considered valid.
The following items have been proposed:
- Support for more than one public-key cryptosystem.
- Support for a post-quantum signature scheme. Lamport signatures have nice intuitive security properties, but it has extreme space requirements that would require structural changes to the blockchain to accommodate, namely pruning. However other post-quantum schemes like IEEE1363.1 (patent expired in 2016) do not. See the introductory chapter of DJB’s book and the PQCrypto conference webpage for full details.