I'm trying to setup my own Bitcoin node on
Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS.
Right now, I've stuck with blockchain synchronization. I'm letting
bitcoind to run every day for at least 10-12 hours while I work and it already takes three days to download 83% of the entire data.
I have very good Internet connection, it should take no more than two hours to download 80 GB of data, however, it's taking at least 30 hours already. My connection is practically free from other downloads most of the time.
I've googled this problem: some people say that current version of the
bitcoind is so fast that it doesn't matter how blockchain is downloaded throught the Bitcoin network or by torrent. Other people say, that it takes a week to download the entire blockchain.
Is there a way to optimize my setup to make it download blockchain much-much faster?
Or do I better download it via some torrent and then synchronize the differences from the network? What is the best place to find such torrent file or magnet link? Also, is it safe to download blockchain from some third-party, will bitcoind validate it?
SO, generally speaking, what is the best way to download the blockchain in order to setup a working up-to-date Bitcoin node?
$ cat /etc/issue Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS \n \l $ uname -a Linux destiny 4.4.0-47-generic #68-Ubuntu SMP Wed Oct 26 19:39:52 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux $ bitcoind -version Bitcoin Core Daemon version v0.13.1.0-g03422e5