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October 02, 2014, 02:02:25 AM
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After turn on the hidden file , i still could not find the subfolder "Bitcoin" to put in the bootstrap.dat file, so I capture directory on both paths on my Mac,

/Library/Application Support/

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/Users/username/Library/Application Support/
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last with my own bit coin customized installed directory
http://i57.tinypic.com/119cpjc.png



Now, I got bootstrap file but still could not find where to put it to.  I feel like a monkey could not peel off his banana.

Help please.



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October 02, 2014, 02:04:10 AM
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After turn on the hidden file , i still could not find the subfolder "Bitcoin" to put in the bootstrap.dat file, so I capture directory on both paths on my Mac,

/Library/Application Support/



/Users/username/Library/Application Support/



last with my own bit coin customized installed directory




Now, I got bootstrap file but still could not find where to put it to.  I feel like a monkey could not peel off his banana.

Help please.





Your screenshots are very small, and cannot be zoomed in without becoming blurry. Could you please re-upload clearer versions?
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October 02, 2014, 02:09:56 AM
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my uploaded image is too small so I reupload it again.

/Library/Application Support/
http://i57.tinypic.com/rhpbvn.png

/Users/username/Library/Application Support/
http://i57.tinypic.com/10xub1j.png

last with my own bitcoin customized installed directory
http://i62.tinypic.com/2zz195k.png


Any Help would be highly appreciated!!
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October 02, 2014, 02:16:16 AM
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my uploaded image is too small so I reupload it again.

/Library/Application Support/


/Users/username/Library/Application Support/


last with my own bitcoin customized installed directory



Any Help would be highly appreciated!!

You should put bootstrap.dat in your own customized install directory, which is actually the data directory. Make sure Bitcoin Core is closed when you copy in bootstrap.dat, and then start Bitcoin Core. It should detect the file and start importing and verifying the blockchain data.
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October 02, 2014, 03:52:26 AM
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I'm thinking to move to armory/multibit as well, fidn really annoying the syncing process every time there is an update.
What I would like to know is if there isany way to take my old btc addresses, the ones I created and used with my current BitcoinQT (on laptop) and Bitcoin Core (on desktop PC) wallets, aalong with me

You can export the private keys of your old addresses and import them to your new multibit wallet.

Read the following the pages for a step by step walkthrough.
http://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/questions/7536/how-do-i-export-my-private-keys-from-my-bitcoin-qt-client
https://multibit.org/en/help/v0.5/help_importingPrivateKeys.html

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October 02, 2014, 06:39:11 AM
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Newbie question: Just installed Bitcoin Core 2 days ago. Start synchronizing the block chain since (24 hours x 2) on Macbook 10.9.3  So far, I got only "Processed 239569 blocks, last received block generated 1 year and 16 weeks ago". The last received block still changing but...
     Why it is painfully slow like this? Any tip to accelerate the speed of synchronizing ?

Thanks a bunch for any advise.

If you want to speed things up, follow the instructions at the bottom of https://bitcoin.org/en/download:
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If you know how to download a torrent file, you can speed up this process by putting bootstrap.dat (a previous copy of the block chain) in the Bitcoin Core data directory before starting the software.

You can get the torrent file for bootstrap.dat here: https://bitcoin.org/bin/blockchain/bootstrap.dat.torrent

Yes when you download the bootstrap file, the process is much faster.
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October 03, 2014, 02:10:58 AM
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i think it works now. It is showing status "Importing blocks from disk".  But still importing overnight, still takes time. Thank you all for your kind support
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October 03, 2014, 02:57:26 AM
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i think it works now. It is showing status "Importing blocks from disk".  But still importing overnight, still takes time. Thank you all for your kind support

It should be noticeably faster because it's not downloading the blocks from other nodes but importing them from the disk. However, it still has to verify the blockchain data, so that does take time. Also, the bootstrap.dat file will only cover up until block height 317000, and then it will have to start downloading blocks again.
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October 03, 2014, 04:35:07 AM
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It should be noticeably faster because it's not downloading the blocks from other nodes but importing them from the disk. However, it still has to verify the blockchain data, so that does take time. Also, the bootstrap.dat file will only cover up until block height 317000, and then it will have to start downloading blocks again.
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You are absolutely right, the importing is over and now synchronizing the remaining parts, 5 weeks. 

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October 04, 2014, 09:07:30 AM
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I would still recommend using Multibit or Armory for easiness of the process but Bitcoin-QT is fine as long as you synchronise it regularly, like once a week. You can use same address in all wallets as far as I know.

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October 04, 2014, 09:44:17 PM
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how do you have a faster sync? any suggestions..

I go on a vacation and come back and it takes forever...
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October 04, 2014, 11:25:09 PM
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Thats why you use multibit and instead waiting 7 days to synchronize you are synchronized in 1 hour

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October 04, 2014, 11:28:59 PM
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I prefer an online wallet! No sync buuut you risk having your coins stolen if you aren't careful!

"If you aren't careful"Huh
Guys, if you save your bitcoins on an third-party online wallet, all you're going to find are problems and as a REMINDER --> they can close the service when they want and leave the project stealing your bitcoins and money.
You can be careful but you don't know what they can do  Wink

Consider downloading and syncing the Bitcoin-QT or wallets like Multibit, trust me.

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October 05, 2014, 02:56:23 AM
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If you don't want to wait that long, just download an electrum wallet. This doesn't require you to sync the whole block chain

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October 05, 2014, 12:43:02 PM
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I prefer an online wallet! No sync buuut you risk having your coins stolen if you aren't careful!

"If you aren't careful"Huh
Guys, if you save your bitcoins on an third-party online wallet, all you're going to find are problems and as a REMINDER --> they can close the service when they want and leave the project stealing your bitcoins and money.
You can be careful but you don't know what they can do  Wink


That is true if you don't have the private keys, like on exchanges or casinos.
But for blockchain.info wallet, even if the site closes down, you won't lose your bitcoin as long as you have a up to date wallet backup.

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October 06, 2014, 06:37:09 AM
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I'm thinking to move to armory/multibit as well, fidn really annoying the syncing process every time there is an update.
What I would like to know is if there isany way to take my old btc addresses, the ones I created and used with my current BitcoinQT (on laptop) and Bitcoin Core (on desktop PC) wallets, aalong with me

You can export the private keys of your old addresses and import them to your new multibit wallet.

Read the following the pages for a step by step walkthrough.
http://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/questions/7536/how-do-i-export-my-private-keys-from-my-bitcoin-qt-client
https://multibit.org/en/help/v0.5/help_importingPrivateKeys.html

Thank you very much sir, will have a look and try not to lose my btc when trying to figure it out

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October 06, 2014, 12:20:52 PM
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Anybody here uses Breadwallet?I want to keep my coins in my phone.

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October 06, 2014, 01:19:43 PM
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It's in most cases limited by the amount of data you receive from other peers of the Bitcoin network, thus it is limited by you internet connection. Effectively every desktop/mobile CPU of the last 10 years is able to process/validate the blockchain faster than the data comes in!

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October 06, 2014, 10:08:49 PM
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And the bitcoin devs have been working hard to solve the problem, and have already come up with a couple of different ideas.
https://bitcoinfoundation.org/2014/10/a-scalability-roadmap/

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December 29, 2015, 12:06:19 PM
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It took about 5 days for me to sync the blockchain. That wasn't constant online time, but elapsed time. I just logged in when I felt like it, and let it run for a while. The more I read about 3rd party wallets, the more I realise that I did the right thing in loading Bitcoin core.

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