Burst is built with the blockchain technology, meaning that transactions are secured by military-grade cryptography. Be your own bank, without the stress.


Burstcoins can easily be sent anywhere in the world in minutes for almost non-existent fees. You do not need slow and expensive banks anymore.


Burst is ruled by its network of users and cannot be altered by governments, financial institutions or any single entity, unlike fiat currencies.

Energy efficient & green mining

A Blockchain-based cryptocurrency depends on its users securing the network by following a complicated algorithm actively validating each transaction. This activity is called “mining” and because of that the entire Bitcoin network now consumes more energy than a number of countries. With Burst and its Proof-of-Capacity (PoC) algorithm using free disk space instead of energy consuming CPUs and GPUs, mining barely uses more energy than just leaving your computer on.

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880 kWh

Electricity consumed per transaction (Bitcoin)

0.2 kWh

Electricity consumed per transaction (Burst)

Fairly distributed

  • No IPO/ICO
  • No premine
  • No airdrops

Decentralized network

  • Network size exceeding 350,000 TB
  • More than 600 full nodes online
  • Miners distributed across many pools

Distribution architecture

  • 4 minute block time
  • 2,158,812,800 total supply
  • Block reward decreases 5% each month

Burst was the first ever cryptocurrency including Smart Contracts across its distributed blockchain network via a technology called Automated Transactions. This allows e.g. decentralized trustless & commission free Crowdfunding and Lotteries and many other use cases run in a decentralized and secure way.

Smart Contracts allow people to agree on a piece of code ahead of time and trustlessly know that if they submit the code to the network, then it will be completed as requested.

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An application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) is a kind of integrated circuit that is specially built for a specific application or purpose. Compared to a programmable logic device or a standard logic integrated circuit, an ASIC can improve speed because it is specifically designed to do one thing – like mining a cryptocurrency – and it does this one thing well. The very high prices of ASICs make it unfair for the average small miner and are against the decentralized approach of cryptocurrencies, allowing only big mining farms to thrive.

Burst’s Proof of Capacity is based on Proof of Work, so from a theoretical point of view you could compute the Proofs in real time. However, it is not possible to require enough work to be done during a 4 minute time frame that even the most cost efficient ASIC cannot mine efficiently enough to make it cheaper to use than a hard drive. ASICs calculation speeds are rising, but so do HDD sizes.

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The Proof-of-Capacity protocol is so easy on the hardware and energy efficient it allows you to mine on virtually any device with free storage space.

Burst is the first cryptocurrency allowing to mine efficiently with your Android phone, or any other device running on the Android operating system, without fearing overheating or damage of the equipment. The possibilities are endless, and with SD cards capables of storing more and more data Android mining is set to become very relevant in the coming years.

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A new way to make money

Thanks to the unique Proof-of-Capacity consensus algorithm, miners are paid in burstcoins to secure the network. You can mine easily with something almost everybody already has in their possession: free disk space, as opposed to currencies traditionally mined by CPU, GPU or ASIC. Barriers to entry are very low.

You just have to plug in your drive, plot it, and leave your computer mining and earning you coins periodically. The more space you allocate to mining, the higher the reward.

Mining leads to extremely low power consumption (in fact, you won’t even notice it on your power bill) and doesn’t damage your drives. You can still use them for storage or sell them if you decide to stop mining.

A beautiful wallet

The Burst wallet is the ultimate tool to manage your coins with just a few clicks. It includes everything you need to get started fast, along with a large range of features:

  • Decentralized asset exchange
  • Decentralized marketplace
  • Decentralized crowdfunding
  • Encrypted messaging
  • Escrow system
  • Plotting & mining tools (with Qbundle)
  • Contacts management
  • And more!
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