Even using a fast computer with high-speed connecting to the Internet it may take days to Bootstrap the Bitcoin Blockchain. The first-time synchronization may seem to take an endless amount of time.
You don’t like to wait? Download the latest bootstrap.dat file, a serialized highly compressed version of the blockchain, 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.
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 load up process.
Importing bootstrap.dat further allows deploying containers with Docker or Kubernetes more fasten and secure using fewer resources because you do not have to fully sync each running instance.
In effect, this means that you get an amazing deployment speed of new Bitcoin nodes. I kindly invite you to share your results…
Download Bitcoin Blockchain
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to download bootstrap.dat.xz
--- block info --- block count: 677647 block date: 2021-04-03 18:09:30 block time: 1617473370 block hash: 0000000000000000000b1efa0ae5111510cf122b5e9d99fc4c87f6745e1e9619 --- signatures --- SHA256(bootstrap.dat)= 054f30b225b42bf57f7951b1cf227e3a67ba20fdd81ebc55af566698f064d140 SHA256(bootstrap.dat.xz)= 01823a5d46c39e6954840d624c79f88d0095c97d910ecb345c019971f53146db
This download file has about 227 GB size; decompression needs some additional 290 GB. Importing this file needs another ~350 GB. Take care of having enough free disk space available for this task!
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 afterward.
Feedback on success is welcome 🙂
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