The Burst Core wallet is the official version of the Burst wallet released by Burst-Team. It is available for all operating systems but does not include added functionnalities like plotting, mining, or passphrase management, unlike the AIO wallet. This tutorial is going to walk you through getting Burst Core completely set up on any computer running on Windows.

Summary

  • Requirements
  • Installing Burst Core
  • Synchronizing The Burst blockchain
  • Ready to Burst

Requirements for this tutorial

  • Synchronized Computer Clock
  • Windows 7 or 8 64-bit
  • Latest version of Java 64-bit
  • Dual-Core or Better CPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 10GB Hard Drive Space

Installing Burst Core

Go to the download section of the website, select your operating system and download the Burst Core wallet on your computer’s desktop (the file should be named burstcoin-1.2.9.zip or similar, depending to the version of the wallet).

Now,  you can either open the file you just downloaded by finding it on your desktop, and double clicking it, or choose “Open” from your browser.

You will see these files appear in a window.

Right click on your desktop, and from the menu that appears choose New -> Folder.

An folder icon will appear with the cursor flashing in it. We’ll name this folder BURST.

Now, go back to the window you just opened from the Burst Core download.  Select all of the files you see there, and drag them over the the new BURST folder you created. A copying message should come up that will show you the progress of the files being unzipped and copied to their new home.

Synchronizing the Burst blockchain

You have probably heard the term “blockchain” used many times on your way to finding Burst. Basically, the blockchain is all of the records and information for the Burst network. It’s the entire Burst history of everything everyone has done with Burst. The accounts, the transactions, the addresses…everything all kept in order, and all publicly viewable. All of this information is organized neatly into “blocks” and stacked on top of each other into a chain. What you need to do now, is to get the Burst blockchain.

There are a couple ways to do this, and I’ll go through the easy, but longer way. If you want to do it the faster, and slighly more difficult way, see this other tutorial : Downloading and installing the Burst blockchain.

So, you should have the BURST folder that you created on your desktop open, with all of the files that you downloaded inside.

Doube-click on the file named run.bat

This will open up the Burst Core client and you will see a bunch of text scrolling by.

What it is doing is connecting to the network. After it gets some connections established to other Burst servers that are running, it’ll check to see if it has an up to date blockchain. You won’t have it, so it will start downloading it. It will create a new folder named burst_db in your BURST folder, and will be processing and adding the blockchain history to a couple files in there. These files are burst.mv.db and burst.trace.db . Now, this process will most likely take several hours, so you need to leave your computer running and connected to the internet. You can go about whatever else you need to do on the computer.

**PLEASE NOTE** If you need to close down the Burst client, or reboot your computer, you should try to do so “gracefully”. First, click on the window of the Burst client program. Next  hold down the Ctrl button and hit the C button twice. This is the best way to shut down Burst to keep the blockchain file from being corrupted. **

You’ll see on the screen that the Burst client is processing blocks, and will do so until it catches up with the current block. This can take anywhere from several hours to days. The speed of this is determined by a lot of different factors : servers you are connected to, your internet connection, your computer speed, etc.

Ready to Burst

Now, you should have the Burst Core client installed, and you are ready to create your first account.

Credit : ryanw