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Signum History


  • 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updated to a fully interactive documentation using the de facto industry standard OAS 3.x, substituting the outdated/old-fashioned and far less detailed /api-doc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
  • 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.

Rainbow Hard Fork

Introducing new features framework for the existing token functionality See announcement!

Took effect in 25th of June 2022

1,000,000 Blocks Mined on Signum Blockchain

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.
  • 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.

Speedway Hard Fork

Preparing Signum for mass transactions and more See announcement!

Took effect in 23rd of October 2021

Signum Network Association (SNA) is founded

Its sole purpose is to ensure the future success of Signum See announcement!

Signum Community Annual Review 2021

Enjoy the December 2021 Signum Network Community Meetup. View video


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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.

Burstcoin History


  • 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)

Signum Hard Fork

A new consensus for Burstcoin and much more See announcement!

Took effect in 24th of April 2021


  • 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

Sodium Hard Fork

A new milestone for Burstcoin and much more See announcement!

Took effect in 20th of June 2020


  • Phoenix Wallet Release With the release of the mobile version of Phoenix, was implemented. Phoenix is a Cross-Platform Wallet Application developed to support mobile devices, including iOS and Android. This wallet feature increased security and a refreshed look and feel. Phoenix Wallet is powered by BurstJS. BurstJS was a powerful JavaScript library for building Burstcoin applications. Now the SDK is called SignumJS.

  • 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/

Pre-Dymaxion Hard Fork See announcement!

Took effect in 10th of June 2018


  • 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

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  • 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.



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:

World's first automated transaction (Smart Contract transaction) occurs on Burstcoin blockchain (January 25th, 2015)



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.

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Updated 08 Aug 2022
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