How to Speed Up New Bitcoin Wallet Synchronization

21 Jan


If you are just getting into Bitcoins and started by installing the Bitcoin wallet on your computer you may notice that the synchronization process with the Bitcoin network is taking up quite some time. This is due to the very large blockchain that has been generated so far and it will continue to grow even bigger, so besides more than 10 Gigabytes of space you need to be ready to wait a bit. There is however a clever solution that might speed thing up, you can download a file to help you import most of the blockchain locally much faster and then synchronize with the rest of the network in no time.

What to do guide:

– Download and install the Bitcoin wallet software, run it and then close it.
– Download the bootstrap.dat file (via a torrent client).
– Copy the bootstrap.dat file in the folder \Users\YOUR_WINDOWS_USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Bitcoin (for Windows) or in the Bitcoin data folder for other OSes
– Run the Bitcoin software to import most of the blockchain locally and then to download only the rest and synchronize the client

This will get you up to speed and running in no time and much faster than running the Bitcoin client and waiting for it to download and synchronize the complete blockchain from the start to the most recent blocks.

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5 Responses to How to Speed Up New Bitcoin Wallet Synchronization


October 13th, 2015 at 17:52

for people who want to help the network: brings torrents with the !!FULL CHAIN!! from 3 servers uploading. you just unpack the file and put it in the data folder then it only takes the wallet a couple of seconds to validate the blocks

shen ruki

June 3rd, 2016 at 20:54

they’re working on the terahert processor


August 20th, 2017 at 23:33

The full chain can be downloaded from


October 11th, 2017 at 19:34

The updated (10/2017) Bitcoin bootstrap.7z zip file for Windows can be downloaded from this link as torrent:


December 29th, 2017 at 22:01

Bootstrap.dat per torrent Serve for Wallet dogecoin windows 64 bit ?

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