Currently my Bitcoin Core client was stopped syncing at 40.73%. It was not progressing any more. I've downloaded the Blockchain from https://getbitcoinblockchain.com/ . Can I just copy these blocks and paste these downloaded blocks to my Bitcoin > Blocks ? Will everything be fine ? Will the Bitcoin Core client accepts the downloaded blockchain ?

  • You can certainly download the blockchain and copy the blocks. Keep in mind though that the process of blockchain synchronization involves downloading and validating blocks. By downloading a torrent you are not validating the blocks so there may be additional risks.
    – alphazeta
    Jun 12, 2022 at 9:46

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Yes you can download the blockchain from other sources then paste it inside the your main bitcoin folder. You will need two folders: - blocks - chainstate Then open bitcoin-qt for synchronization.

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    There's no point though as letting bitcoind do the downloading should be strictly faster and more efficient. If something's wrong there it might be better to fix the underlying problem.
    – Jannes
    Oct 21, 2017 at 9:16

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