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July 12, 2011, 09:22:37 PM
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Hey everyone,

I've been trying to get the BitCoin client to work for a few hours now.

It's been downloading all the blocks but seems to be sparatic.

It will not download any for a long time and then add 500 all at once.

I'm at 3200 now.

How long did it take everyone else to get them all downloaded?
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July 12, 2011, 09:23:20 PM
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It took a good 12 hours for me.  Sounds like you're getting sporadic connections to other nodes though.  Hopefully they will solidify on their own in the not-too-distant future.
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July 12, 2011, 09:41:23 PM
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If you haven't used your wallet yet you can use the http://sourceforge.net/projects/bitcoin/files/Bitcoin/blockchain/ download to speed it up Smiley

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July 12, 2011, 10:35:28 PM
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Takes like an hour or two, just leave it running behind all your applications or turn it on when you go to sleep.
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July 12, 2011, 10:37:14 PM
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Thanks! only about 15,000 more to go.

So once I have all the blocks I have a chance of solving an equation to get 50BC?

1-2 hours lol?

At the current rate the 15,000 blocks will take more like 15-30 hours.
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July 12, 2011, 10:41:01 PM
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It went quick for me Cheesy

Hehe and to answer your question the most simple way.. No.

To solve a block you must 'mine' for Bitcoins.

A guide on getting started can be found here:

http://bitclockers.com/forums/index.php?topic=3.0

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