The process of bringing a Bitcoin client up to date with the blocks it is missing from the block chain.

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Is the getnewaddress command available before synchronization is completed?

Can I expect the getnewaddress command to work before my bitcoind has finished synchronizing?
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0 active connection to bitcoin network (testnet)

I am working with the testnet. I downloaded the bitcoin-core application on Linux and I am running the version Bitcoin Core version v0.12.1.0-g9779e1e (64-bit) I was able to download the bitcoin ...
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help my Bitcoin core wallet won't sync

more Bitcoin core won't synchronize with network but my wallet has a balance of 0.00 it I have done transactions that reply back as true and if I do balance for those addresses it shows transactions ...
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How do i retreive my bitcoins that I purchased but never receaved because of the dodgie bitcoin qt years ago?

Hi guys I am seeking to retrieve my bitcoins I purchased years ago but my bitcoin qt never synced to receive them! I have now downloaded bitcoin core and I was advised that once I have done that it ...
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Fine tunning a Rapsberri Pi 2 B+ full 0.12 node

I'm running a 0.12 Raspnode (raspberri Pi 2 B+ full node) I've made the full node syncing in a laptop to speed up the process. Then, after moving all the files successfully and starting the full node ...
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Efficient way to migrate a pruned node

I would like to know what are the step to succefully migrate a pruned node. I have a Raspnode (rPi2B+) and it is so slow that it doesnt seem to sync the blockchain after several days... I want to ...
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Bitcoins lost in Bitcoin Core?

I sent a small amount of bitcoins to my bitcoin core account when I was messing around learning to use bitcoins several years ago. I am trying to access these coins but I never got along to utilizing ...
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bitcoind sync slowing dramatically

I booted up a download of the blockchain around 36h ago, at that time the download was really quick and I went to sleep in the evening expected to be ready to go in the morning, whereas I only got ...
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BitCoin Core Error Message: “Assertion failed!”

I am experiencing a recurring problem with my BitCoin Core wallet. The main issue here is that I get an error message every so often as the program is updating the transaction blocks. Please see the ...
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How should a node deal with a block that is not connected to the chain?

Suppose I am a node in the Bitcoin protocol and I receive a block that does not point to any block in my current chain. Should I keep it on the side, waiting for missing intermediate ones? Should I ...
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Bitcoin Armory startup issues

I have an issue with Bitcoin Armory. I have run it on Win 7, Armory version is 0.93.3-beta. I have run it at least once a week an so far it worked properly. Now it wont sync with the network (jams at ...
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Bitcoin Core initialization taking forever

Today is the third day, when I'm waiting for Bitcoin Core win-x64 application will sync/initialize. How long should I wait more?
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Has the bitcoin network ever been “down”?

I'd be interested to know if the bitcoin network has ever been down. By "down" I mean that a client would not be able to synchronize with the network to obtain data like the txs in the mempool or ...
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Bitcoin Core extremely high syncing time

I'm running Bitcoin Core wallet on a gaming PC with a GTX 750ti, and 3.7ghz quadcore processor, and 16gb of ram. My internet download speed is 15 116mbps via hardwire. But for some reason the syncing ...
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Bitcoin core stopped sync'ing (without downloading all the data). How can I make it resume the synchronization?

I really need your expertise guys. I am extremely new to this concept but just decided to try. Unfortunately I did not do my homework before playing with my money. I bought some coins and I sent them ...
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I Restored My Phone Wallet and Now All My Coins Vanished

TL;DR: After creating a backup, I added a pin to my "Langerhans" Dogecoin wallet for android. Now, the pin doesn't get accepted (or I forgot it). Finally, I used the "Restore Backup" function and got: ...
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Can I see a transaction sent to me if I haven't downloaded the whole blockchain?

Last received block was 12 weeks ago, and I'm still syncing. I have moved some bitcoins to this wallet from another, but I still can't see it in my inbox after a day. Is it because I don't have all ...
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Chainstate database for download

Is it possible to download a recent snapshot of the chainstate database? I'm running bitcoind (v. 0.11.8) on a machine with ~1mb/s download speed. After my client reached 300000 blocks, the ...
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When I'm downloading the blockchain for the first time, from whom am I downloading it from?

Is it p2p through BitTorrent protocol? Is it through a central server?
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What is the point of downloading the blockchain?

I have Bitcoin-core on my mac, and currently it is syncing. But what exactly is the point of having the entire blockchain downloaded onto your computer? Is it only there so that you can have an ...
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2 years and 30 weeks to import blocks?

Im using litecoin and it says its gonna take 2 years to import blocks heres a screenshot: i have bootstrap.dat
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Wallet not updating with balance and database error

I'm fairly new to using bitcoins and have been having some trouble with my wallet. I bought bitcoins on coinbase and transferred them to my bitcoin core wallet. The transaction was confirmed with 616 ...
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Unconfirmed Transaction disappeared when I pressed “repair wallet”

I bought some bitcoins and send them to an a receiving address on Multibit HD, It has been maybe 3 or 4 hours without any confirmations, so I decided to press "repair wallet", which said it would ...
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Starting out with Armory - can I make it go faster?

Does anyone know of a way to make Armory do an initial sync any faster? I've downloaded the blockchain but so far it's been processing/synchronizing with the network for 17 hours, and it claims it ...
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How do I retrieve the funds on my Core wallet when I can't synchronize the blockchain?

I have about $200 in bitcoin but my wallet (Core) won't synchronize the blockchain (it's been doing this for days) since for some reason it got corrupted (As it tends to do say every other month) and ...
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Bitcoin .11 Initial Blockchain Download Problem with OS X 10.10

I am loading the blockchain for a new wallet. Initially I had problems due to ISP issues. This issue is fixed and I now have 8 outbound connections working well with ping times ranging from 50-800 ms. ...
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Block loading stuck on 1 year 13 weeks [duplicate]

My parent's have Windows Vista and recently we had a power outage and Bitcoin started from beginning loading blocks however for a week now it doesn't go below 1 year 13 months? As an inexperienced ...
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can i update my bitcoin qt 0.7 to 0.11 if my wallet has never synchronised and i'm still waiting to receive my bitcoins

can some one please give me some solid advice as i am in need of my coins and it seems this is the best way to retrieve my coins but i cant risk losing my bitcoins! i have tried to create a raw ...
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How to synchronize with the bitcoin blockchain via bitcoinJ

I'am writing my very first application using bitcoinJ api and I got a bit stuck. Maybe somebody can tell me what I am missing. My practice app wants to write a sample contract in the bitcoin ...
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What happens in detail, when Bitcoin Core verifies a block during synchronization?

Since version 0.10.x, block headers are acquired separately, and therefore download is not delayed until previous blocks have been verified. Previous questions about synchronization mention that the ...
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Bitcoin Core V 0.10.0: Is there a way to force send when not synchronized?

My Bitcoin Core is not yet synchronized, but I already attempted sending a transaction, so now it is 'conflicted'. I can see this conflicted transaction is not being propagated. Is there a way to ...
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I sent bitcoins to my wallet before it was synced. Is there anyway to transfer the funds to a different wallet without waiting fo it to properly sync? [duplicate]

I sent bitcoins to my wallet before it was synced. Is there anyway to transfer the funds to a different wallet without waiting for it to properly sync? The wallet still says no available funds or ...
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I am new and I did not get bitcoins [duplicate]

I am new to Bitcoin. So, I downloaded the Windows Bitcoins software from the official website and used the "request bitcoins" option to request bitcoins from my exchanger. My exchanger charged me $20 ...
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Can synchronization time be reduced?

I'm trying Bitcoin for the first time, so I'm about 7 years behind. As far as I understand every bitcoin user has a copy of the entire transaction record that has happened for all time for all ...
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Bitcoin Client crashing while syncing

I am getting this problem today: when syncing, the client suddenly crashes with the following debug.log: ..... 2015-06-29 14:30:34 IO error: ...
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bitcoin core 0.10.1 upgrade stuck syncing

I just upgraded from Bitcoin Core 0.9 to 0.10.1 on Ubuntu 14.4 after being gone for a few months (blockchain data is from February). When I loaded up bitcoin-qt, it seemed to be working fine and ...
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Does synchronization takes such long time for first time or every time when syncing?

My internet bandwidth is around 10 - 20 KB/s. If I could sync with it for the first time then no problem. If I should need to sync it every time when opening it then it's really a big problem for me.
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Reduce Wallet Sync Time

So I am new to Bitcoin and I run the Bitcoin Core on my computer. I know that you need to wait for your wallet to sync before you can make transactions, but it says it won't finish syncing for 4 ...
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How to know if bitcoind synced?

I installed the bitcoind and started it as daemon. After 10hours I've tried "du -h" ubuntu@ip-172-31-37-93:~/.bitcoin$ du -h 16K ./database 59M ./blocks/index 29G ./blocks 646M ...
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Stop Bitcoin Block ReIndex

I just recently installed armory an bitcoin-core. They constantly are using 100's of GB's of internet. Its getting annoying, because i cant really use the bitcoin if armory is constantly offline. I ...
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How do I synchronize my wallet quicker with bitcoins already sent?

I have my first ever Bitcoin wallet, I instantly sent the bitcoins from blockchain.info to my wallet. Without realizing, my wallet is currently (4pm May 8th 2015) 1 year and 42 weeks behind. Is there ...
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Stopping Hash field in GetBlocks Message

Reading Bitcoin Developer Guide, I couldn't fully answer following question: What is the exact purpose of the Stopping Hash field inside a GetBlocks Message?
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How to check Bitcoind block chain download progress level without blockchain explorer?

so my problem isn't with bitcoin particularly but with a dying altcoin, I have the same problem as here. But can't use a blockchain explorer site, since there doesn't exist one. Is there any way to ...
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Unable to receive/preview funds due to un-synced wallet [duplicate]

I bought bitcoins and sent them to the wallet, however the wallet is not synchronized and as a result I cannot see my bitcoins. Will I be able to see them as soon as the synchronization process ...
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Altcoin peers do not sync with each other

I created two altcoin peers and they can add blocks to genesis block. However their blockchains do not sync with each other! The only way let the block merge is to stop a peer and restart the peer. ...
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Send download link of a file after Bitcoin payment

I'm starting an online business. My website is hosted on OVH I would like to send a download link after a bitcoin payment. Are there specific stuffs I should be aware of? Is this difficult to ...
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When was getheaders added?

Bitcoin 0.10 uses getheaders to synchronize. How long has this message been supported by other clients? How many existing nodes support it?
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Is there a way to reindex from disk but not start from blk0000.dat?

While my Bitcoin-Qt was synchronizing, I ran into the following error: It first loaded full blocks from blk00000.dat to blk00217.dat file (with file size about 131 MB per file). Then Bitcoin-Qt ...
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How to determine custom synchronization status?

Context: I'm working on an application in which we'd like to know if the current node is sufficiently synced to be able to handle RPC requests. The method we would like to use is to see if our node ...
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How come importing the bootstrap.dat to Bitcoin Core takes so long?

So I downloaded and installed BitCoin Core X64 v0.9.3 from https://bitcoin.org/en/download. I then downloaded the linked bootstrap.dat torrent and after it downloaded the bootstrap.dat, I moved it ...