Download Bitcoin Blockchain [bootstrap.dat]

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--- 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.

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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