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rikkejohn (OP)
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July 04, 2014, 09:26:18 AM
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New to this, but I have a coin that was never released (the recipient decided he didn't want it).

Can I expect to synch the client if it is 9 months old?

I managed to compile a Linux version and a daemon (2 in fact), so I have connections (3 or 4). But the damned wallet (Windows and Linux) stays at "Catching up 0% done, last block was generated X days ago).

Am I wasting my time? I'm tying to avoid the whole genesis block thing, because this is a never released coin anyway.

Is there a "getaround", like tinkering with checkpoints or whatever?

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July 04, 2014, 12:15:24 PM
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Assuming the coin is fairly close in terms of block-processing code (of course, differing PoW, maybe PoS is fine), no. Checkpoints are only constraints on a received chain that already is based on a genesis block.
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