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How can I build a bitcoinj checkpoint file like the Bitcoin-wallet checkpoints?

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From this discussion: How to create a checkpoint file

Run mvn exec:java -Dexec.mainClass=com.google.bitcoin.tools.BuildCheckpoints in the tools/ directory from the bitcoinj repository.

BuildCheckpoints expects you to have a fully synced local Bitcoin-Qt/bitcoind instance running.

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Providing an updated answer: Bitcoinj provides a tool for that. I'll assume you have downloaded bitcoinj repository:

Inside the 'tools' folder you will find a file called build-checkpoints.cmd (for Windows, or just build-checkpoints for Linux).

Try build-checkpoints -help to learn about the tool's options.

If you don't have a local bitcoin node, you should provide a node's ip using the -peer parameter.

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