Burst to Undergo Hard Fork

The first fork of Burst coin is planned to happen around block 470 000, which will be created approximately in the middle of March
22 February 2018   2364

Burst is built with the blockchain technology, meaning that transactions are secured by military-grade cryptography. Burst is ruled by its network of users and cannot be altered by governments. Thanks to the unique Proof-of-Capacity consensus algorithm, miners are paid in burstcoins to secure the network. 

At the beginning of January 2018, Burst team has published its Roadmap for 2018, unveiling the future development plans. The adoption of 2.0.0 version of wallet is going to determine the date of deployment of the upcoming forks.

Once the network shows its support for hard forks, they will be occur according to a certain block height:

  • First hard fork: Includes dynamic block size and transaction fees, the PoC2 protocol and some of the Dymaxion code, but inactive. The fork is planned to happen around block 470 000, which will be created approximately in the middle of March
  • Second hard fork: Implementation and activation of the remaining Dymaxion code. Users should be able to play with it on the TestNet before that
  • Third hard fork: Implementation of the PoC3 protocol

At the moment of press, these are main market parameters of BURST:

Average price: $0,033750
Market cap: $60 761 649
24h volume: $951 026

Change.org to Mine for Charity

According to the calculations, if 10k computers will run the minning screensaver for 12 hours a day, the charity fund will receive $10k monthly
18 July 2018   104

Social platform for petitions Change.org announced the launch of a screensaver that mines Monero on users' computers. All tokens will be transferred to the charity fund of Change.org. This is reported by Coindesk.

This initiative was launched in partnership with the marketing agency Tracelocke Brazil.

Representatives of Change.org report that the screensaver will consume resources only when users do not use the computer. According to their calculations, if 10 thousand computers will run the screensaver for 12 hours a day, the charity fund will be transferred $ 10 thousand monthly.

At the moment the program is available only for Windows users and the platform did not report on the release plans for the version for macOS.

Note that at the end of April, a similar action was launched by the Australian unit of the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund; (UNICEF). The website "Page of Hope" mines Monero cryptocurrency.