Burst Coin Developers Broadcasted A Transaction Via Radio Waves And A Solar-Powered System

Burst claims to have performed the first entirely off-the-grid blockchain transaction, paving the way to enable the processing of transactions even in remote and disaster-stricken areas using only solar power and radio waves.

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As cryptocurrencies gain popularity, both among traditional investors and privacy-conscious individuals looking for a safe way to store wealth, energy supply for performing transactions becomes a real problem for the crypto community to solve.

Powering Blockchain off the grid

There are concerns among some experts that the underlying technology of cryptocurrencies, blockchain, is too reliant on power grids, which are generally controlled by centralized entities and governments.

The final and most important piece of the decentralization puzzle is removing reliance on government and corporate infrastructure. A new project has interested cryptocurrency enthusiasts with a possible solution.

Burst can work even in “apocalyptic” conditions when all major financial institutions and power delivery systems fail.

Burst claims to have performed the first entirely off-the-grid blockchain transaction, paving the way to enable the processing of transactions even in remote and disaster-stricken areas using only solar power and radio waves.

He stated that he sent a signed transaction over amateur radio, after syncing a few blocks.

There are other crypto projects that have made use of radio waves to aid in crypto transactions in the past, but Burst now looks to be the first to offer users a complete working off-the-grid transaction process.

Burst designed as part of humanitarian relief

The system was developed to assist in humanitarian relief efforts, and to allow those suffering from natural and man-made disasters to have a vehicle for wealth storage – in the event of the collapse of a national currency, cryptos can provide much-needed relief for hyperinflation.

The project started as part of the Call For Code challenge, with developers working together to create systems that could be used for the greater good.

Daniel Jones, the lead developer of the initiative, pointed out that radio waves are something that we don’t pay much attention to but are a very useful technology during natural disasters.

He explained that the Burst coins are mined with hard drives, which means that they require less power to mine. He revealed that the development of the radio technology is complete and, with the right tools and knowledge of regulations, cryptocurrencies could easily be sent over the radio.

Burst is a breath of fresh air to the cryptocurrency world.

The system allows for cryptocurrencies to be used even during natural disasters like the hurricane Maria and Irma in Puerto Rico which took place last year.

The system would also be a great option in cases when there is a problem with the infrastructure of blockchain networks. Burst believes that the technology will work in spite of any government failures in case of natural disaster. The ability of people to make financial transactions should not be affected.

Aside from financial applications, Burst was initially designed to allow users to send proof-of-life verification while maintaining privacy. They would be able to confirm their identity and thus prove they are alive, without having to disclose their location.

“[The] transaction… was a multi factor verification of Proof of Life….  during a disaster… there could be cases where you may need to verify [that] someone is who they claim to be but without being able to see them …. the wallet was assigned to someone who sent a transaction with the fee to show the target wallet they were “alive”. This gives us some levels of certainty, wallet seed, target wallet known, and amount + fee or message content.”

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