Download Bitcoin Blockchain [bootstrap.dat]

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--- block info ---
block count: 507200
block  date: 2018-02-02 03:19:57
block  time: 1517541597
block  hash: 0000000000000000002d706d17b67a3fbb82f12fd75ed23e19125b0f092b7985
--- signatures ---
SHA256(bootstrap.dat)= 3521628a4be9470be342df68ef9b20e063656afcc645e88cc778238643bc8917
SHA256(bootstrap.dat.xz)= fe79e933790fa749e507676c22710f5500efc4bba43ad249e0f53dcce1fef1e8


This download file has about 102 GB size; decompression need some additional ~140 GB. Importing this file needs another ~180 GB. Take care having enough free disk space available for this task!


In order to get things running smoothly keep the Bitcoin Core application closed and follow these steps after having installed the application successfully on your computer system.

Download the latest bootstrap.dat.xz file and uncompress (7-Zip or XZ Utils) the included bootstrap.dat file into your Bitcoin Core application folder:

  • Unix/Linux: ~/.bitcoin
  • MAC OS X: ~/Library/Application Support/Bitcoin/
  • Windows: [User Directory]AppDataRoamingBitcoin (i.e. C:UsersMyUsernameAppDataRoamingBitcoin

Open your Bitcoin Core application and wait until it has “imported the blocks from disk…”. The remaining blocks until “now” will be synchronized via the peer to peer network afterwards.

Feedback on success is welcome 🙂


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