Zurich, 9th of June 2021

We are happy to announce the official founding of the Signum Network Association! It will provide financial funding and strategic support to the Signum project. This will ensure a bright future for Signum, giving it the solid foundation it needs to continue to grow quickly and fulfil its vision to be a truly sustainable and innovative blockchain for everyone.

SNA is based in Switzerland

The Signum hard fork in May 2021 was a great success and a major result of the work done by the core development team since 2019. Today, Signum provides the smart, secure and sustainable basis for…


A new era will start for Burstcoin — Signum is on its way to change the crypto-world. Smart. Secure. Sustainable.

Following the update to our rebrand process we would like to showcase you our main wallet Phoenix. Morphing from Burst to the new Signum style.

With the current Release 1.2.0 the Phoenix wallet aligned its layout with the upcoming Signum style.


A new era will start for Burstcoin — Signum is on its way to change the crypto-world. Smart. Secure. Sustainable.

Following our open letter to the community, we would like to give you some preliminary information about the ongoing rebrand to Signum — our foundation for a sustainable future.

First of all, rebranding will be a piecemeal process.
Some parts of the Burst ecosystem have already begun rebranding while others are being worked on. Nevertheless, the plan is to have all rebranding work completed by the 24th of June 2021, when we will reveal the new Signum home page.

Until…


Our journey has been long, but we are in this together. Gather around friends, as we share our thoughts on the current state of Burstcoin and the road that lies ahead.

The Darkness

In 2019, when the BAT and BMF team took over the development responsibilities, following the cloak-and-dagger departure of our predecessors, the Burstcoin community was in a state of hopelessness and despair.

To New Beginnings

We were small and agile and so we started to build a new framework for the Burstcoin blockchain. We solved many issues with the chain, introduced a new smart contract framework called “BlockTalk”, and managed the corresponding hard…


Signum is the pioneer of the “Proof of Capacity” (PoC) consensus algorithm, a greener alternative to Proof of Work. Launched in 2014, Signum has been at the forefront of blockchain technology with the first implementation of smart contracts. Since 2019, the Signum-Network has been preparing the Signum blockchain for the next decade.

On April 24th, 2021 the Signum hard fork was activated at block height 875500.

From this block on, miners are able to build up their Committed Balance on-chain using the Add Commitment transaction. However, the commitment will not be taken into account until block height 878000 (on May…


Burstcoin is the pioneer of the “Proof of Capacity” (PoC) consensus algorithm, a greener alternative to Proof of Work. Launched in 2014, Burst has been at the forefront of blockchain technology with the first implementation of smart contracts. Since 2019, the Burst Apps Team has been preparing the Burst blockchain for the next decade.

Scheduled to go live on April 24th, 2021, the upcoming Signum hard fork sets a clear signal — PoC was the starting point and now a new consensus is built for a glorious future of Burstcoin.

Preparing for POC+

At block height 875500 (around April 24th 2021), the Signum…


Burstcoin is the pioneer of the “Proof of Capacity” (PoC) consensus algorithm, a green alternative to Proof of Work. First developed in 2014, Burst has been at the forefront of blockchain technology with the first implementation of smart contracts. Since 2019, the Burst Apps Team has been preparing the Burst blockchain for the next decade.

With this upcoming Signum hard fork, a clear signal is set — PoC was the starting point and now a new consensus is built for a glorious future of Burstcoin.

Summary

  • Extended Reed-Solomon Address Format (CIP-26)
  • Proof of Commitment (PoC+) consensus (CIP-27)
  • Updated smart contract…

The open-source Burstcoin blockchain was first developed in 2014 and has been at the forefront of blockchain technology with the first implementation of smart contracts. Burst is the pioneer of theProof Of Capacity consensus algorithm, a green alternative to Proof of Work. Right now, it is preparing for a new milestone in the evolution of its blockchain with the upcoming SODIUM hard fork.

What is the SODIUM Hard Fork all about?

The Burstcoin Reference Software (BRS) version 2.5.0 was released on 10 May 2020 and included all the protocol changes which will be activated at blockheight 765,000 (around 20 June 2020). It is recommended that all Bursters…


BURST is now ready to be a global payment gateway, but even more interesting is that BURST is shipped with smart contract support, implemented as Automated Transactions (AT). This AT system was developed by CIYAM and is turing-complete, thus having a potentially infinite number of use cases.

BlockTalk is an extended Burst smart contract framework which aids in the creation and deployment of contracts. New contracts are written in Java with a simple interface for testing and deploying to the Burst blockchain. BlockTalk includes tools and code snippets to assist in the process and helps to manage the minimal fees…

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