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February 06, 2012, 10:26:50 PM
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Its really annoying for new people downloading new blocks, there's so many :/ (I'm only halfway through myself, so I use flexcoin for my transactions)
When people start bitcoining in a few years, it will be way worse and may even deter them from using btc. Even later people will be downloading history from tens of years ago, it will take hundreds of hours. Maybe the bitcoin system could be modified so history after 1 year is deleted and replaced with what all the wallets have in, in the history so verification can still occur.
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February 06, 2012, 10:28:50 PM
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there are lite clients which don't need a local copy of block chain.

It is essential for Bitcoin that a complete copy of the block chain exists.  That doesn't mean you need to have it locally.
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February 06, 2012, 11:33:28 PM
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There are also plans to prune obsolete history, but it's not implemented yet.

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February 07, 2012, 06:02:36 AM
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There are also plans to prune obsolete history, but it's not implemented yet.
But it will probably be done later this year, because this is the year Bitcoin breaks out.

Any significantly advanced cryptocurrency is indistinguishable from Ponzi Tulips.
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February 07, 2012, 01:59:59 PM
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I just downloaded the daily snapshot within a few minutes and then updated from there...

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February 07, 2012, 03:11:29 PM
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But it will probably be done later this year, because this is the year Bitcoin breaks out.

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February 07, 2012, 04:17:05 PM
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But it will probably be done later this year, because this is the year Bitcoin breaks out.

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I thought this was a speculation thread. =p

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