Burst Roadmap

The Burst Roadmap describes the ideas and direction of the various teams that are currently involved in the development of Burst. The project plan is divided into near-term, mid-term and long-term project objectives.

Upcoming Improvements

Core improvements

  • All Roadmap points reached  –> see History


  • All Roadmap points reached  –> see History


Decentralized Exchange

  • A decentralized exchange built using the improved smart contract solution currently in development.

More exchange gateways

  • Getting Burst listed on more exchanges and expanding the trading of Burst for fiat.

Development and Retail Adoption Bounty Programs

  • To encourage adoption, the Burst Marketing Fund (BMF) has been organizing and already started rolling out various development and retail-related bounty programs.



  • A bounty program has been started which rewards BURST for users who generate YouTube videos about Burst, its mining software, and tools.

Bi-Weekly Updates

  • The Bi-Weekly Burst Report will continue to be published and produced under the flag of the Burst Alliance.

Core improvements

Wallet Auto-Updater and Multi-Signature Verification

  • It is important that Burst nodes stay up to date, and that the process of software delivery be safeguarded against malicious actors or centralized authorities. An auto-update feature coupled with a multi-signature signing process helps ensure that Burst nodes remain up-to-date and secure.


New Features for Phoenix Desktop

  • Phoenix Desktop has more new features planned, including a full node installer, web version, node rotator, customizable dashboards, and several feature enhancements.


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  • Redesign of the website.
  • Pushing community articles with paid advertising to reach a larger target audience.
  • More Bounty Programs
  • To further encourage adoption, the Burst Marketing Fund (BMF) will open new bounty programs and conduct hackathons.

Core improvements

The Dymaxion

  • The combination of many technologies: tangles, lightning network, Proof-of-Capacity, ring signatures, zk-SNARKS in order to create a truly global, scalable and green cryptocurrency.


Wallet implementation in other languages

  • Creating new wallet software written in languages other than Java, allowing better flexibility for the end-user and potential performance gains.


  • Large-scale promotional campaigns
  • Creating/increasing brand recognition via social media

Burst History

Since the 2014 Genesis Block of the Burst blockchain, many community members have contributed to this project.

The timeline highlights the most important improvements or events of recent years.

November 2020

Burst joins BPSAA

The Blockchain Privacy, Security & Adoption Alliance (BPSAA) aims to educate the public on privacy and security issues and solutions in blockchain, and to facilitate a common forum for developers to create open-source privacy and security technologies for public use.

Burst joins BPSAA

July 2020

BTDEX with Burst-Token and cross-chain orderbooks launched


BTDEX is a decentralized exchange system running on the Burst blockchain. It implements a unique non-custodial exchange method for cryptocurrencies and conventional fiat currencies based on BlockTalk Smart Contracts and Burstcoin on-chain encrypted messages. The exchange method is serverless and fees are distributed among Trade Token (TRT) holders.

June 2020

HardFork at Block 765,000

On 20th of June 2020 a successful HardFork happened on the Burst-Blockchain initiated by the BAT  including improvements through CIPs 20, 22, 23, 24 and 25.

The two main goals of this HardFork was to stabilize the Blocktimes around 4 minutes and to boost the smartcontract framework.

Read the technical details here

Smartcontracts BlockTalk



November 2019

Cross-Platform Mobile Wallet

With the release of the mobile version of Phoenix, the  CIP-18 was implemented.

Phoenix is a Cross-Platform Wallet Application developed mainly by blankey1337 and ohager to support mobile devices, including iOS and Android.

This wallet feature increased security and a refreshed look and feel.

This was a Roadmap “Neartermâ€? goal for 2019.


Check the wallet download section for the newest version

October 2019

Burst Marketing Fund (“BMFâ€?) was proud to announce that BURST is now listed on the eterbase exchange  also with FIAT and stablecoin pairing !

  • EUR
  • USDT
  • BTC
  • ETH

A big milestone in the history of BURST !

July 2019

Burst Marketing Fund (“BMF�) was proud to announce that BURST is now listed on the STEX Exchange (BURST/BTC)

New Pool-software

BAT nember harry1453 released a new pool-software.With that pool operators are finally freed from any license restrictions and Burst can open a new chapter for its mining pools.

The new pool-software can be downloaded from the burst-app-team-github.

This was a Roadmap “Neartermâ€? goal for 2019.

Multi-out payments view integrated into BRS

Recipients of multi-out payments have now the ability to see those transactions in their wallet just like any other transaction. The CIP-19 was implemented with the BRS 2.4.0. release

This was a Roadmap “Nearterm” goal for 2019.

June 2019

Celebrating the first ever Burst-NFT Koh-i-Noor

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 involved with running the contract on chain.As a result of the extensive development in the last few months, the team introduced non-fungible tokens (NFT) to BURST. These smart contracts have the unique feature of ownership.

May 2019

Poloniex delisted BURST

BAT nor any member of BMF was informed about the Poloniex decision on the 10th of May. Why Poloniex decided to close the order-book can be only guessed, but the impact was a nearly 50% price drop on this news

Phoenix Burst Wallet released by the BAT members blankey and ohager

Phoenix Desktop Wallet is powered by BurstJS, a powerful JavaScript library for building Burst-applications. Read more about BurstJS and Phoenix in CIP-18.

January 2019

PoCC left Burst

On the 3rd of Janaury the PoC Consortium stepped back from his role as main development team and made room for the newly formed and community driven  BAT development team and the Marketing-Group BMF.

The resigned PoCC members at this time were : ac0v, bold, Brabantian, cgb, Gadrah, JohnnyFFM, rico666, Taliesin Tapiwa, umbrellacorp03, Zach

June 2018

HardFork at Block 500,000

On 11th of June 2018 a successful HardFork happened on the Burst-Blockchain initiated by the PoC-Consortium.

Before the hardfork a block was able to support 255 transactions per block (44,880 bytes)

After the hard fork, each block was adjusted to 1020 * 176 bytes (for a total of 179,520 bytes).

With the introduction of the Multi-out payments the maximum tx per second moved to 80!

With the HardFork, Burst is now able to perform at least 367,200 and a maximum of 6,912,000 on-chain transactions a day. For comparison, Bitcoin can do a maximum of 604,800 transactions a day.

HardFork Burstcoin

December 2017


On December 27th 2017, the PoC Consortium developers released a new white paper titled The Burst Dymaxion. It describes the implementation of a tangle-based lightning network allowing for arbitrary scalability and anonymous transactions. The Dymaxion operates with payment channels opened using the directed acyclic graph (DAG) technology on top of the Burst blockchain functionning with the Proof-of-Capacity protocol.





July 2017

Spam attack

On July 22nd 2017 an attacker spammed the Burst network with messages, causing wallets to crash and splitting the network into multiple forks.

The network remained unstable for several days. On August 11th 2017, in the aftermath of the spam attack, a new development team called the PoC Consortium introduced itself on

They have been recognized by the former development team as the designated successors for the Burst Reference Software.

January 2016

Community took over

Being an open source project, other members of community then took over the development of Burstcoin.

Oon January 11th 2016, a new forum thread was created on by a senior community member.

August 2015

Original Developer disappeared

Burstcoin was released to the public on 10 August 2014 on by the original developer who is known under the alias “Burstcoin�. Their real identity is still unknown today.  Around August  the main developer “Burstcoin� disappeared without any explanation.

May 2015

Burstcoin makes history

Initiated the first Atomic Swap, together with Qora, pioneering the basic concept of a decentralized exchange:

September 2014

Burst added to the Bittrex exchange

Burst/BTC market added to the Poloniex exchange

August 2014

Burst/BTC market added to the C-CEX exchange

First pool available

Generation of the Genesis block

Birthday of Burst

(also called Burst) is a digital cryptocurrency and payment system based on the blockchain technology. Burstcoin was introduced on the forum on 10 August 2014 as an NXT-based currency. Burstcoins are mined using an algorithm called Proof-of-Capacity (PoC) in which miners use computer storage instead of the more common energy-expensive method Proof-of-Work (PoW) which involves permanent computational operations.

Burst was officially introduced with the goal of solving other cryptocurrencies’ biggest problems : lack of decentralization, waste of energy, unfair releases, supremacy of big miners and corporations.

It is the first and only cryptocurrency secured by the Proof-of-Capacity algorithm.

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