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March 11, 2012, 08:34:08 PM
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why does it take long?
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March 11, 2012, 11:40:55 PM
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Are you talking about downloading the blockchain?

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March 11, 2012, 11:50:01 PM
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March 12, 2012, 12:06:15 AM
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I think the blockchain is roughly 3Gb?
With most connections, it can take 6-12 hours.

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March 12, 2012, 01:45:40 AM
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stop everything which is using bandwith besides bitcoin and it will go faster  Smiley
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March 12, 2012, 02:57:13 AM
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Perhaps a lightweight client like Electrum or a Javascript-based client (e.g., My Wallet from http://BlockChain.info/wallet ) would be an alternative you might wish to consider?
 - http://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Category:Clients

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