Getting Started

Get Started With Burst
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Some things to know before you get started

Your account will be secured by a passphrase. It is important to understand the security implications of Burst being a blockchain based currency. With blockchain based currencies, there is no centralized organization that exercises custodial control over accounts. There is no one to contact if you forget, loose, or otherwise fail to protect your passphrase. It is vitally important that you only use computer equipment that is secure from intrusion. The only access you will have to your burst account holdings will be your passphrase. If you cannot produce your passphrase, you cannot access your Burst wallet and the coins that it contains will be effectively lost.

New Burst accounts are secure, but full security requires activation on the block chain with a public key. Some business and exchanges will not transact business with an account until it has been activated. Activation happens automatically with a wallet's first outgoing transaction. How can you make an outgoing transaction if there are no funds in your account? This is easily accomplished with help from the friendly Burst community. After you have installed your wallet software and obtained an account number, you will need to request a small amount of Burst from the community in order to activate your wallet. For information on how to obtain the amount needed, see FAQ 1. While you are there, scan through the other questions in the FAQ section.

Ready to get started?

Burst Reference software (BRS) is supported for all major operating systems. However, for Windows, a 64bit installed version is required. You will also need to have a correct installed version of Java (usually the latest version). The QBundle installation package will check your version of Java automatically and prompt you to download any missing components.

If you are just starting out and have a 64bit installed version of Windows, Qbundle is recommended. Qbundle is an easily installed package that contains the Burst Reference Software (wallet) as well as software for plotting and mining in a single installation. Qbundle can be downloaded here:

If you want to install the BRS main wallet without additional software, installations for Windows, MacOS, Linux, and Docker can be found here:

For additional a la carte software, such as specialized mining and plotting software, pool software, plot converters, dApps, etc., a comprehensive list of programs can be found here: