This page is inspired by the different community-driven projects, all signum's social platforms, the devs, and also the entire community. We're a movement ready to strike!
Signum has been mentioned in a white house report on climate and energy implications of crypto-assets https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/09-2022-Crypto-Assets-and-Climate-Report.pdf
- ShoutLoud! The first news aggregator on the Signum chain
- SignumSwap The first DeFi portal on the Signum chain
- Signum DAppository The DAppository has been rebranded to Signum branding. NFTs created previous to the burstcoin rebrand will be tagged as legacy
- Infinex Exchange Infinex Exchange listed Signa with a Signa/USDT and Signa/BTC pairing
- Catalyx Listing Catalyx.io listed Signa with a Signa/BTC pairing (This exchange only works for Canadian citizens)
- New transaction type 'Distribution To Asset Holder' Transaction type which allows any account to transfer given amounts of Signa or other smart tokens (or both) to defined smart token holders.
- SignumJ v1.1.0 released Support all new features for Rainbow Hard Fork
- Node interactive API documentation Signum node API documentation updated to a fully interactive documentation using the de facto industry standard OAS 3.x, substituting the outdated/old-fashioned and far less detailed /api-doc
- SmartC v2.0.0 released Support all new features for Rainbow Hard Fork
- Signum Pool improvements Pool web application updates and support new features from Rainbow Hard Fork
- BTDEX improvements Distribution for smart token, fixes and support some features for Rainbow Hard Fork
- Classic Wallet Improvements Support for new transaction types from Rainbow Hard Fork and minor improvements
- Phoenix Wallet Improvements Support for new transaction types from Rainbow Hard Fork and minor improvements
- Indodax Listing INDODAX is the largest digital asset exchange in Indonesia. Listed Signa with a Signa/IDR pairing
- Node improvements Signum Node refactoring (updated dependencies and resolving security warnings)
- Signum XT Wallet The first web extension wallet was developed for easy access to DeFi platforms
- SignumJS wallet module The Wallet package provides tools to interact with wallets remotely
- Stellar Duel A multiplayer game using smart contracts on Signum Blockchain
- SignumBillboard A Smart contracts driven billboard built on Sigunm Blockchain
- SignaRank An achievement system built on the Signum blockchain.
- SignumArt The first Signum’s blockchain-based platform for creating, displaying, and trading NFTs is developed The portal reached 1 Million SIGNA turnover
- Welcome Signa on HIVE Bridge your Signa to the HIVE engine with SWAP.HIVE/SWAP.SIGNA Liquidity Pool on tribaldex.com
- Signum pool improvements Signum users can join a pool using the Signum XT Wallet
- Native Liquidity Pools Implementation of Native liquidity pools on the Signum blockchain. Native liquidity pools do not require smart contracts to run.
2022 is WIP.... It’s shaping up to be another great year ❤️
- Lootboy Partnership In a one-of-a-kind partnership, Lootboy accepts payments in Signum and promotes it on their Esports events.
- Cryptocurrency Checkout integration Crypto Currency Checkout accepts Signum as a payment method.
- SmartC platform released Write powerful Smart Contracts for Signum with C
- Deployment of Telegram Bots Bot allows you to easily monitor the status of your account and to receive notifications about new transactions and blocks.
- Signum Pool New pool software (licensed under GNU GPLv3)
- Signum Node Rewards A monthly node operation award is launched for providing an incentive for synchronized public nodes meeting minimum up-time requirements.
- Green Contracts development Green contracts is a feature allowing past identical code to be executed by reference rather than redeployment
- Bounty Program A bounty program is created to encourage completion of specific tasks supporting software development and Signum retail adoption.
- Welcome Signa on Binance Smart Chain Bridge your Signa to the Binance Smart Chain with a wraped version of signa called WSIGNA. Signa holders can use the wrapped SIGNA to participate in DeFi applications on the Binance Smart Chain network. You can find them on BSC liquidity pools like Pancakeswap.
- Fomplo Website with helpful tools for the community
- Announcement of Smart Tokens and Native Liquidity Pools The Smart Tokens will have more functionality on the chain and will be able to interact with smart contracts. And the integration of the liquidity pools will be supported by new transaction types that make it possible for anyone to create a pool, add or remove liquidity, or swap tokens on those pools. Also, with the roll-out of Smart Tokens, the handling of liquidity pool shares will be revolutionized on the Signum chain.
On June 2021 burstcoin rebranded as Signum and The Signum Network. A new logo, based on a Celtic knot, was adopted to replace the existing Burstcoin logo which was represented as a stylized letter B within a blue or black circular background. Also including all software, applications, services, websites, documentation, Github, etc.
- Proof of Commitment (PoC+) The Burstcoin blockchain upgraded consensus algorithm to PoC+ an innovative consensus offers a new way for miners to increase their effective storage capacity. PoC+ is a greener option since effective capacity can be increased without purchasing more equipment.
- BTDEX improvements Mining and plotting is embedded in the platform, converting it in the first All-in-one DEX. Where users can easily trade, plot drives, join pool and also mine easily!
- Phoenix improvements Revamped layout!
- Finexbox Listing Finexbox. Listed Signa with a Signa/BTC pairing
- BHEX Listing BHEX. Listed Signa with a Signa/USDT pairing (This exchange is not available anymore)
Burstcoin Joins BPSAA as New Alliance Member 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. (November)
BTDEX Release The first decentralized exchange system released and running on the blockchain. It implements a unique non-custodial exchange method for cryptocurrencies and conventional fiat currencies based on BlockTalk Smart Contracts and on-chain encrypted messages.
Signum node improvements Updated smart contracts, allowing for 50 times larger complexity with lower fees
Burst Summer Hackhaton The Burst Alliance and Burst App Teams hosted the 2019 Burst Summer Hackathon! https://www.reddit.com/r/burstcoin/comments/c8oy59/the_2019_burst_summer_hackathon_has_begins_today/
- Eterbase Listing Eterbase. Listed Signa with FIAT and stablecoin pairings (October). (This exchange ceased its operations)
- Signum Pool Release New pool software released, giving pool operators the freedom to operate pools without license restrictions
- BlockTalk Release (Known as "Signum SmartJ") An extended smart contract framework that aids in the creation and deployment of contracts. The Koh-i-Noor, Burstcoin’s first NFT, was created using BlockTalk. Block Talk is now known as Signum SmartJ.
- First ever NFT was minted (Koh-i-Noor) Koh-i-noor, the first burst based NFT was minted
- Stex Listing Stex. Listed Signa with a Signa/BTC pairing
- PoC Consortium The PoC Consortium stepped back from the role of development. The Burst Applications Team and Burst Marketing Fund became the lead developers.
Fee Replacement Replaced the minimum fee of 1 Burst per transaction with a slot-based dynamic fee schedule starting with .007357 during periods of low network activity. The previous fee had been set as a disincentive for denial-of-service attacks on the network. With the new schedule, transactions could be initiated for the lowest fee even during periods of high network activity but were delayed until a slot for the transaction become available. As of 2021, fees are now fully market-based.
- Plotting protocol update Transitioned from PoC1 to PoC2 protocol: A minimally invasive way to achieve time-memory tradeoff resistance while preserving the utility of existing plots. This update was made preemptively to address a theoretical vulnerability referred to as a grinding attack.
Turbo plotter release https://blackpawn.com/tp/
Burst Dymaxion The PoC Consortium developers released a new white paper titled The Burst Dymaxion. It described implementing a tangle-based lightning network allowing for arbitrary scalability and anonymous transactions and payment channels using directed acyclic graph (DAG) technology on top of the Burstcoin blockchain. Although the focus of development shifted away from this white paper’s end goal and toward Burstcoin’s smart contract functionality, many of the required preparatory improvements were made and continue to benefit development. One example is the development of the PoC2 protocol, which eliminated the theoretical vulnerability of PoC1 to grinding attacks.
John McAfee's tweet As a consecuence of it, it made BURST reach an all time high price of around $0.13 USD. See the tweet
PoC Consortium Announcment In the aftermath of the spam attack, the Proof-of-Capacity Consortium (PoCC) was formed to continue developing Burstcoin. The original announcement was posted on August 11th of 2017, the third anniversary of the Burstcoin blockchain: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2080040.0
Denial of Service attack (DoS) The first denial-of-service attack (DoS) was launched against the network, causing many nodes to crash and the network to split into multiple forks. Poloniex disabled deposits and withdrawals until August 10th while the network stabilized. In response to the attack, Burstcoin initially implemented a hard cap on the number of unconfirmed transactions that a node could hold in memory. Subsequently, a configurable limit was made available so that each node could set independently set limits according to their own memory and computational resources.
Burstnation Because of differences within Burst Team, several members started Burstnation by the end of 2016. The differences continued until leading Burstnation members announced their retirement from the Burstcoin community after the release of the Dymaxion white paper. Burstnation can be credited with expanding the Burstcoin community through its leader’s prolific and sometimes colorful promotional activities.
Burstcoin Node V 1.2.7 (November 16th, 2016) Integration of decentralized Crowdfunding in main navigation
Burstcoin Node V 1.2.6 (July 19th, 2016) Improved blacklisting feature and faster queue processing which will help speed up propagation of blocks to reduce the chance of forks happening at all
Burstcoin Node V 1.2.5 (July 19th, 2016) Bug fixes, maven support https://github.com/burst-team/burstcoin/releases/tag/1.2.5
Burstcoin Node V 1.2.4 (July 06th, 2016) Parallel Blockchain downloads, Multicore Blockchain verification and more! https://github.com/burst-team/burstcoin/releases/tag/1.2.4
Burstcoin's anonymous founder dissapears After the original developer of Burstcoin disappeared.
A community quickly formed under the name Burst Team in August of 2015.
Development of the wallet software continued as a fork of the original project on Github:
Dwallet Windows All in one Wallet release (December 14th, 2015) https://github.com/dawallet/burstwindowswallet
Jminer first release (May 17th, 2015) https://github.com/de-luxe/burstcoin-jminer
First Atomic Swap (May 17th, 2015) Burstcoin makes history: Initiated the first Atomic Swap, together with Qora, pioneering the basic concept of a decentralized exchange: https://www.ccn.com/qora-burst-now-able-make-cross-chain-transactions/
Burstcoin Node V 1.2.3 (April 20th, 2015) further refined ATs and the asset exchange: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=731923.msg11142412#msg11142412
Burstcoin Node V 1.2.2 (February 06th, 2015) Refined ATs (smart contracts): https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=731923.msg10370645#msg10370645
Burstcoin Node V 1.2.0 (December 12th, 2014) Added Automated Transactions (ATs): https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=731923.msg9910950#msg9910950
Network size hits 10PB (November 29th, 2014)
Burstcoin Node V 1.1.5 (November 04th, 2014) Update to Nxt 1.3 (added subscriptions, updated escrow): https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=731923.msg9430317#msg9430317
Blago Miner first release (October 10th, 2014)
Gpu Plot Generator first release (October 6th, 2014)
Burstcoin Node V 1.1.3 (September 27th, 2014) Added escrow transactions: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=731923.msg8988688#msg8988688
Burstcoin Node V 1.1.0 (September 17th, 2014) Back end updated to NXT 1.2.8 to enable new NXT features (encrypted messaging, DGS): https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=731923.msg8741673#msg8741673 Bittrex Listing (September 16th, 2014) Listed Signa with a Signa/BTC pairing https://twitter.com/search?l=&q=%24burst%20bittrex%20until%3A2014-12-31&src=typd
Poloniex Listing (September 06th, 2014) Listed Signa with a Signa/BTC pairing (That pair is not available anymore) https://twitter.com/Poloniex/status/508398805793140736
Network Size hits 1PB (August 30th, 2014)
Burstcoin Node V 1.0.3 (August 27th, 2014) Changed protocol for V2 pools: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=731923.msg8550499#msg8550499 C-CEX Listing (August 22th, 2014) Listed Signa with a Signa/BTC pairing https://twitter.com/CryptoCurrEncyX/status/502787927647076352
First Burstcoin Pool (August 20th, 2014) First mining pool available: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=731923.msg8448276#msg8448276
Burstcoin Node V 1.0.2 (August 17th, 2014) Adjusted difficulty:
Generation of Genesis Block (August 11th, 2014) https://explorer.signum.network/block/1
- Creation of Burstcoin Reddit (August 14th, 2014) https://www.reddit.com/r/burstcoin/
Burstcoin, rebranded as Signum in June of 2021, was launched in 2014. It was released to the public on August 10th of that year on Bitcointalk.org by the original developer using the pseudonym “Burstcoin”. The original developer disappeared without explanation. The identity is still unknown.
- See the unknown developers Bitcointalk profile https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=364787
- See the first post introducing Burstcoin https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=731923.0