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April 04, 2017, 06:22:36 PM
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ive bought 0.0435 BTC bitcoins and sent it to the bitcoin core but its saying its gonna take a year to sync. i need to order something tonight, im a total noob and help will be appreciated!!
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April 04, 2017, 06:26:30 PM
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ive bought 0.0435 BTC bitcoins and sent it to the bitcoin core but its saying its gonna take a year to sync. i need to order something tonight, im a total noob and help will be appreciated!!

Bitcoin Core can take quite awhile to sync but I doubt it would take a year. It does need to download several hundred GB worth of data though as it downloads the entire blockchain.

I use Electrum wallet instead as it is a lightweight wallet and doesn't take nearly as long to sync and requires a lot less disk space. I'd recommend you take a look at it in the future.

It might be possible to spend the coins without being fully synced, but not sure. You could also likely export the private key of the address you sent to another wallet such as Electrum which would allow you to spend them sooner since Electrum should sync in less time.
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April 04, 2017, 06:30:33 PM
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Thank you for replying, i saw a vid about doing the dumpprivkey but i get this error: Error: Please enter the wallet passphrase with walletpassphrase first. (code -13)
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April 04, 2017, 06:31:49 PM
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Thank you for replying, i saw a vid about doing the dumpprivkey but i get this error: Error: Please enter the wallet passphrase with walletpassphrase first. (code -13)

That means you need to unlock the wallet with your encryption password first.

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walletpassphrase "your walletpassphrase here" 600
to unlock your wallet for 600 seconds and then dump the key.
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April 04, 2017, 06:37:51 PM
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I think ive done it!!! can not thank enough!!!
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April 05, 2017, 02:02:05 AM
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I think ive done it!!! can not thank enough!!!
I will add that there is another option similiar to Electrum, its Multibit.
You can choose very fast SPV client urself now Smiley

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