Getting Started

From Burstcoin security to wallet selection, the Getting Started guide provides the information needed to succeed.


The definitive collection of open-source and easy to use software is located in the Burstcoin Software Library.


Visit the Burstcoin Documentation Project for more information.  Contribute new documentation or recommend improvements.


Activate a new wallet for mining or to receive a transfer from Bittrex.  Visit the Burstcoin Community Faucet list.


Supporting new users, this section contains Frequently Asked Questions. Help curate by visiting the documentation section.

Burstcoin white paper, incorporating the best from several predecessors

As a coin resulting from several forks of successive forks of Bitcoin, Burstcoin retains many traits inherited from preceding coins.  As you may know from reading the history of Burstcoin, Burstcoin is a code fork based on an extensive modification of NXT, which itself is a fork of Bitcoin.  As such, there are several relevant white papers. 

The most recent and most exclusively Burstcoin is the ‘The Burst Dymaxion’, a white paper outlining the future of Burstcoin.  It describes the implementation of a layer on top of the Burstcoin blockchain which will be capable of sustaining the total global load of non-cash transactions.

Second is the the NXT community white paper:  With the NXT fork from NXT, Burstcoin removed proof-of-stake completely and replaced it with proof-of-capacity.  A concept similar to proof-of-capacity is referred to as proof-of-space (of which there are no active coins).  The proof of space white paper by Dziembowski, Faust, Kolmogorov and Pietrzak is nevertheless relevant.  Based on this paper, a proof-of-space cryptocurrency called SpaceMint was proposed in a white paper by Sunoo Park, Kwon, Fuchsbauer, Pietrzak et al.  Both of these papers are only mentioned as a loose reference.  The SpaceMint paper specifically references Burstcoin.


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