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What is Burst?

Burst is a blockchain platform with multiple core-level features that has been running publicly since August 2014. It is a fork of Nxt and it's 100% Proof of Capacity (PoC) , meaning that you can mine it with your disk space. The more disk space you assign to mining, the higher chances you have of processing the next block. Because contrary to Proof-of-Work (PoW) this hardly needs computational resources, a full node can run on something as light as a Raspberry Pi. There will be a total of 2,158,812,800 Burst coins mined around the year 2033.

Burst FAQ

Where do I get started?

What wallet/client should I use?

On Windows you should use the QBundle (Windows). For Linux you should use the (Debian/Ubuntu) or compile from source

Is there a light wallet/client?

Not yet.

Is there a mobile wallet?


How do I get Burst?

Mine it or buy it on one of the Exchanges.

What is the size of the Burst blockchain?

As of October 2017, the Burst blockchain is around 5GB.

What is the roadmap of Burst?

There is a roadmap available on burst-coin.org.

Where can I find more detailed information about Burst and its features?

We recommend taking a look at this Wiki for detailed information. Start in the Features section of the main page.

Where do I find news about Burst?

The Burstcoinist is a Burst News site.

Where do I find information about the API?

Information about the API can be found on the API page of this wiki.

How many nodes are up for Burst?

Burst Network Observer is a great tool to see live information about nodes.

Where is the source code?

There are various implementations. You can find the source code of the modern CG-wallet at https://github.com/ac0v/burstcoin

Where can I get the changelog?

Does Burst have a testnet?

Yes. You can find information on how to access testnet on the Testnet wiki page and request testBurst

General Software Questions

Account Questions