Even using a fast computer with high speed Internet it may take days to synchronize the Bitcoin Blockchain.
You don’t like to wait? Download the latest bootstrap.dat file to speed up the initialization process.
Instead of loading and verifying each block from the peer-to-peer network, your Bitcoin client can load all this information from a single bootstrap.dat file. After the process has been completed, your Bitcoin client is only loading the remaining blocks using the peer-to-peer network. This helps you to get ready much faster in many usage scenarios.
Update: I’ve prepared an updated bitcoin blockchain bootstrap.dat file which contains all Bitcoin blocks up to #501900 (Dec. 31, 2017 14:52:19).
The compression format has been updated to xz which allows the decompression of the bootstrap.dat file while downloading it. If you are an expert you can use system pipes to inject the highly compressed serialized Bitcoin blockchain bootstrap.dat to the Bitcoin initial blockchain loadup process.
In effect this means that you get an amazing deployment speed of new Bitcoin nodes. I kindly invite you to share your results…
To download this file please make a donation of whatever amount is suitable for you. After donation you are redirected to your individual download page.
to download bootstrap.dat.xz
--- block info --- block count: 501900 block date: 2017-12-31 14:52:19 block time: 1514731939 block hash: 0000000000000000004fd2a4f4ad2216d1be2a0cf4f4dfa171d0401bf5663c7b --- signatures --- SHA256(bootstrap.dat)= a57ecfca56b0ebc8b078fe213e773169022495fa440c5f4f994caa132090616a SHA256(bootstrap.dat.xz)= 928a5ac6b1b5bb4f453e1280e300c3c3771f80a4fc74653bb6e003ac1ae09316
This download file has about 98 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.
- Unix/Linux: ~/.bitcoin
- MAC OS X: ~/Library/Application Support/Bitcoin/
- Windows: [User Directory]\AppData\Roaming\Bitcoin (i.e. C:Users\MyUsername\AppData\Roaming\Bitcoin)
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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