The imminent Hard Fork.


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    With the first hard fork almost here, I figured a quick PSA couldn't hurt.

    1. What's happening and when ?

    At block 500,000 the initial hardfork will happen. This introduces new technology into the wallet - eg, dynamic fees, multiple payee transactions etc. This DOES NOT affect mining.

    At block 502,000 the Wallet will switch from accepting PoC1 formatted nonces, to PoC2 formatted nonces. This WILL affect pools and mining.

    1. Okay - so the format is changing why? And what does it mean ?

    There is a theoretical attack possible against Burst that would allow a miner to impersonate a very large amount of capacity when they only have significantly less than that. The PoC1 -> PoC2 change at Block 502,000 addresses that.

    Legacy plots (PoC1) have the weakness. After block 502,000 you need an updated miner (see the list below) to be able to mine with these plots. The miner will do an on the fly conversion from PoC1 to PoC2, but will incur a performance penalty - your mining time will approximately double.

    There are tools available to convert PoC1 format to PoC2 so replotting is not necessary, but the conversion is IO intensive and takes some time. For me, it's been 40-48 hours per 8TB drive. However the conversion is not CPU intensive, so multiple conversions are possible simultaneously. I'm doing 10 drives at a time.

    For converted plots (PoC2 format), the same 2x mining penalty will occur prior to block 502,000 - after that they'll mine at the same speed as current PoC1 plots.

    For those of you still plotting, make sure you're using a plotter that can write PoC2 plots - save on doing the conversion later.

    Now the biggie: If you are pool mining, and your pool operator has not upgraded to a 2.2.x wallet, the pool is going to be broken, even if you've converted or are using an on the fly conversion miner. A list of pools that have said they'll support PoC2 is Here. If your pool is not on the list, contact your pool operator to get an idea of their plans, or look to switch to a pool that will support it.

    Note that the former *.burst-team.us pools are already updated to the latest wallet and pool code, and are now also available at:

    http://0-100.burstforum.net:8080
    http://40-60.burstforum.net:8080
    http://100-0.burstforum.net:8080

    1. What happens to my coins?

    Nothing. This is not a fork to a new coin. The X Burst you hold now wil be the same X Burst after the fork.

    Software: (this list is not complete, it's the tools I know of and/or use)

    On the fly miners:
    https://github.com/JohnnyFFM/blagominer
    https://github.com/de-luxe/burstcoin-jminer/releases

    Converters:
    https://blackpawn.com/tp/ (TurboSwizzler - bottom of page)
    https://github.com/JohnnyFFM/Poc1to2Converter
    https://github.com/PoC-Consortium/Utilities/tree/master/poc1to2.pl
    https://github.com/PoC-Consortium/Utilities/tree/master/poc1to2.rust

    For more info jump on the BurstCoin discord.https://discord.gg/2zqUerK

    Also feel free to discuss and ask questions here - I'll answer to the best of my ability.

    H.



  • This is an exciting time for Burst and it will be interesting to experience



  • I know I'm late getting started on this, but starting to convert my plots to PoC2... we'll see how this goes. :)



  • i just replotted instead :)



  • i have not done anything and my read time is the same. 46 sec for 109tb.
    So your telling me if i convert or replot my read time will be cut in half?
    i doint understand... pls explain to me :)



  • Also, i'm using same local wallet. Do i need to upgrade?



  • so how do we use the new blagominer? I clicked on the link to github and downloaded the source file.... now what lol



  • @Ambro before block height 502000 poc2 (new Dymaxion) plots will run through a conversion process making them slower on the current poc1 mining mode. Your POC1 plot doesn't need to convert is why it is normal but after height 502000 poc2 mining mode switches on and poc1 plots will run slower in conversion to poc2 network (when yours will run slower) latest wallet has been recommended. can convert from poc1 to poc2 which is faster than replotting.



  • @Bender_702 latest blago miner supports dymaxion (poc2) and allows legacy support (poc1) a way to get latest blago miner is within qbundle.



  • My local wallet is not showing corret coins, my last 2 paymentds dont show. What wallet are we supposed to bge using.



  • @ambro 2.2.1 is the latest wallet and will show any coins moved since block 500k. If you are on an outdated wallet before this, it won't show anything on the new fork. Heres the latest wallet through Qbundle if you're using Windows https://github.com/PoC-Consortium/Qbundle/releases



  • New miners need at pool! ;)



  • @haitch said in The imminent Hard Fork.:

    With the first hard fork almost here, I figured a quick PSA couldn't hurt.

    Now the biggie: If you are pool mining, and your pool operator has not upgraded to a 2.2.x wallet, the pool is going to be broken, even if you've converted or are using an on the fly conversion miner. A list of pools that have said they'll support PoC2 is Here. If your pool is not on the list, contact your pool operator to get an idea of their plans, or look to switch to a pool that will support it.

    Can anyone tell me why the URL haitch has referenced (pool list) requires a password when I click it? Or some other options?
    Sorry guys I havent been around for a while and must have missed something?


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    @mr-x Don't know why it's now requiring a password - definitely wasn't previously. All links on the site now seem password protected.

    Pools supporting PoC2 include all the burst-team.us pools, the CryptoGuru pool, burstmine.ro, solominer.ddns.net

    Others please contribute to the list.



  • I have not had luck with the wallet. installed Qbundle 2.1.1 and had the java error. Once that got resolved now I wallet won't start and i get this error .

    Error: Could not find or load main class brs.Burst
    Any help will be apriciated.



  • Am I reading this right - the updated Qbundle miner will automatically convert POC1 to POC2?



  • @agabus274 , I don't think it converts but it will read poc1 files as poc2, I think it's called "on the fly conversion", not an actual conversion.



  • @agabus274 said in The imminent Hard Fork.:

    Am I reading this right - the updated Qbundle miner will automatically convert POC1 to POC2?

    Yeah check the wallet menu and under tools/plotting you can select johnnys "plot converter" and it converts one plot file at a time while you are mining. You just get an error every round for that plot file.
    I notice after the plots have been converted they no longer appear in the plot converter window when you click on them, so its pretty easy to see whats already been converted.