• I have downloaded the bootstrap.dat torrent to make bitcoin qt synchronize faster.

  • I have searched the bitcoin directory by writing in the Run Application "explorer %APPDATA%\Bitcoin"

  • I have dropped the bootstrap.dat file in there. (other files/maps in there are, blocks, chainstate, .lock, db, debug, peers.dat, wallet.dat/

  • I have opened the bitcoin qt program through Start.

And the bitcoin qt is not importing the bootstrap.dat. It just start synchronizing from 5 years.

Can someone tell me how to solve this


The importing process is not instant, every block from the bootstrap.dat has to be verified first.

You could be looking at this process of verification.

  • But how do I know that Iam in a process of verifaction. It just looks like its synchronizing like it does without the bootstrap.dat. Is this normal? Jul 22 '14 at 20:42
  • The most important distinction would be that it goes faster :-)
    – jorijnsmit
    Jul 22 '14 at 22:38
  • The latest version shows network activity graph. That should be 0 or low when merely verifying.
    – Jannes
    Jul 23 '14 at 1:36

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