I’m in Reddcoin for some time now and there is still the everlasting question how to speed up the first sync of the Reddcoin core wallet.
It takes several hours or days until your wallet is ready.
That’s very uncomfortable.
You will have to wait a long time even if you download the bootstrap.dat.
So i thought why aren’t we simply using the content of the appdata folder and put it online to help other users speed up their first sync?
This would help new users getting started with Reddcoin.
So I’ve uploaded the content of %appdata%\Reddcoin\blocks and %appdata%\Reddcoin\chainstate for you to drop on your PC/Mac.
You just have to put these files on the right place and you’re done.
This are the simple steps to get started:
- Download and install the Reddcoin Core Wallet - https://reddcoin.com/#Wallets
- Start Reddcoin core
- The first time it asks you where to put its data - default for PC is something like “C:\Users\ “user”\AppData\Roaming\Reddcoin” (AppData is hidden - try tiping "%appdata% in the address bar on Windows explorer to get there)
- On Mac the default directory is "/Users/ “user”/Library/Application Support/Reddcoin"
Library is hidden too so you have to go to /Users/“user” then in the top bar “View -> Show View Options” and activate “Show Library Folder”
- Download and extract these files to that Reddcoin folder - download [2,7GB last update: 15-01-2018]
- Start Reddcoin Core
Note: If you are updating your existing/outdated wallet, make sure to backup your wallet.dat first! (for safety reasons)
I’d like to get some feedback on this.
If it’s useful I’ll try to keep it up to date on a weekly basis.