Bitcoin Forum
December 17, 2017, 02:44:38 PM *
News: Latest stable version of Bitcoin Core: 0.15.1  [Torrent].
 
   Home   Help Search Donate Login Register  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: downloading block chain an impediment to bitcoin adoption  (Read 868 times)
bg002h
Donator
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1358


I outlived my lifetime membership:)


View Profile WWW
September 03, 2011, 02:02:34 AM
 #1

Hey...how about I pay you in BTC instead of cash...it's simple...just download some buggy software, fire it up, and wait several hours...then, you can confirm that I really sent you the BTC that I claimed...Oh, by the way, did I mention there will be ~1GB download?

This is better than cash?  Not for everything.  We need to trim the block chain to a still safe but manageable size, IMHO.  14 months ago, this issue was barely noticeable...now, it's a problem.

DrGoss
1DrGossc3QidjzgDXzveCAQGiPWsoiDZ8C

Hardfork aren't that hard.
1GCDzqmX2Cf513E8NeThNHxiYEivU1Chhe
1513521878
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1513521878

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1513521878
Reply with quote  #2

1513521878
Report to moderator
1513521878
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1513521878

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1513521878
Reply with quote  #2

1513521878
Report to moderator
1513521878
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1513521878

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1513521878
Reply with quote  #2

1513521878
Report to moderator
Advertised sites are not endorsed by the Bitcoin Forum. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Advertise here.
skilo
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 321



View Profile
September 03, 2011, 02:10:30 AM
 #2

I think the makers of solidcoin are trying to address that issue.
kjlimo
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1708


View Profile WWW
September 03, 2011, 02:33:43 AM
 #3

Agreed, I recall waiting 3 or 4 hours to download the block chain...

And then I couldn't even figure out how to friggin solo mine, grrr...

I ended up joining a pool anyway, heh.

Not so sure if Mom & Pops are gonna wait for the block chain to catch up before they lose interest...

CampBX for buying BTCs, Coinbase for selling BTCs or Vircurex for trading alternate cryptocurrencies like DOGEs

PM me with any questions on these sites!  Happy to help!

Bitcoin Poker at Seals                  Strike Sapphire Casino  Free games every hour & day!
  Get Free Bitcoins here.

Spondoolies-Tech or KnC Miner for the fastest mining hardware available!

Bitpay to help your business accept bitcoin payments!
mutley89
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 2


View Profile
September 03, 2011, 07:13:13 AM
 #4

You can Download the Block chain from here:

http://bitcoin.bluematt.me/bitcoin-nightly/blockchain-nightly/

This should be much quicker than waiting for the client to dowload them.
TeaL
Jr. Member
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 56



View Profile
September 03, 2011, 07:32:50 AM
 #5

I agree for interest sake, what happens when the block chain is 10GB? 100GB?

Perhaps there could be a % of the chain that is downloaded, checked via CHF on every client startup. Once the minimum % is downloaded the user could be given the option to download more & more of it.

To live is the rarest thing in the world, most people simply exist.
Helpful? ~ 1D3674hkatc4qQBjioWniF6epCmvAEQ45S
https://deepbit.net/userbar/4de68def8161972437000002_f1c525313c.png
Free as in Freedom.
skilo
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 321



View Profile
September 03, 2011, 04:03:54 PM
 #6

just turn on your client everyday and let it run for a few minutes and that will keep the block chain up to date.

This will be easier than not using your client for days,weeks or months at a time then you turn it on and it has to download alot of block chain to get caught back up.
phantomcircuit
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 463


View Profile
September 03, 2011, 06:59:22 PM
 #7

The main problem is that certain operations which do not actually require the full block chain are not disabled.
Maged
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1260


View Profile
September 03, 2011, 08:58:18 PM
 #8

I highly suggest that you read this page:
https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Scalability

Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Sponsored by , a Bitcoin-accepting VPN.
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!