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June 10, 2011, 01:55:04 PM
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I just downloaded the client (0.3.22-beta) and the block download has really slowed down to a trickle.

The first 50,000 dowloaded in a few minutes but now its been 30 minutes for the following 20,000 (around 73,000 blocks now). Still showing 8 connections

Is it because the "newer" blocks are bigger?

PS This is on 100/50 Mbit connection
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June 10, 2011, 05:33:02 PM
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I just downloaded the client (0.3.22-beta) and the block download has really slowed down to a trickle.

The first 50,000 dowloaded in a few minutes but now its been 30 minutes for the following 20,000 (around 73,000 blocks now). Still showing 8 connections

Is it because the "newer" blocks are bigger?

PS This is on 100/50 Mbit connection
Yes, they are much bigger.

And by the way, the bottleneck isn't downloading them: it's verifying them. Larger blocks also take longer to verify.

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June 10, 2011, 05:40:44 PM
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has there been any talk of including a large number of blocks in the initial client download?
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June 10, 2011, 08:02:56 PM
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has there been any talk of including a large number of blocks in the initial client download?

Yes.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/bitcoin/files/Bitcoin/blockchain/


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