Any message at any time
Burst can transmit data messages of up to 1000 bytes in length from one account to another. Messages can be attached to most transactions on the Burst blockchain (e.g. payments and orders) and can be encrypted or unencrypted data/text. Because they can be of any type of data, they are referred to as Arbitrary messages.
Nearly no limits
Arbitrary messages are only limited by length. Any string can be transmitted, using any data structure or form of data encryption.
Encoding, decoding, linked messages, data structures and more can be implemented by any application that uses this system.
The base implementation allows for the transmission of simple, unencrypted text messages between accounts, but since the messages are truly “arbitrary”, the range of possible applications are vast.
- Secure messaging applications
- Torrent applications
- Voting systems
- Data storage systems
- Distributed applications
- Notification systems
- Supporting any kind of billing systems
Sending and receiving messages
It is as simple as starting your PC
Select the Messages option from the left-hand menu or click on the messages icon and/or click on ‘Send Message’.
- In the Recipient field, enter the Burstcoin address for the message recipient account.
- In the Message field, you can enter any text with a length of up to 1000 bytes. When sending, you receive a corresponding error message if you enter longer text.
- You can select the checkbox ‘Encrypt Message’(only receiver can read it ) or send the data unencrypted (everyone can read it).
The recipient needs his passphrase to read encrypted messages.
- When you have sent the message it is listed in the unconfirmed transaxtions(mempool).
- After the network has processed your message (usually after a few minutes and depending on the fee you choosed), it will be transmitted to your receiver.
Select the Messages option from menu or click on the messages icon and/or click on ‘Inbox’.
- Here you can find all the received messages sorted by Burstcoin account.
Select one of the sending accounts and all of the messages sent from that account will be displayed.
If the message has been encrypted, you will see a padlock symbol and a prompt to enter your passphrase in order to decrypt the messages.
- Selecting one of the messages allows you to enter your passphrase or PIN (like for Pheonix)