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Armory takes 8 Hours to sync. Is it going to get worse as Bitcoin becomes more popular? [duplicate]

I have been experimenting with Bitcoin and I installed Armory wallet. It told me that it would take approximately 8 hours to sync the worldwide ledger. My question is, as Bitcoin gets more popular, ...
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Why does it take so long to initially sync with my bitcoin wallet? [duplicate]

I have downloaded the bitcoin software and I am starting it up for the first time. However, it begins to download the entire transaction history, which takes a huge amount of time (for some reason). ...
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Can I download the whole block chain from somewhere?

Every time I turn on the Bitcoin client it takes days to catch up with the block chain. Are there alternatives to getting it trickling through the peer-to-peer network? Can I just download it ...
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Can someone explain how the Bitcoin Blockchain works?

I'm trying to figure out how the blockchain works and how to read it via blockchain.info website. Is there a laymen way of explaining how the block chain works and how to read the blockchain to trace ...
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I can't find my bitcoin address and my bitcoin core is out of sync by 3 years

Hey guys I am a newbie at Bitcoin just recently found out about it. I downloaded Bitcoin core; I encrypted the wallet; I created a backup folder, but it is out of sync by 3 years 4 weeks and i can't ...
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How can one download the initial Blockchain data files securely?

I see several sources for binary downloads of the Bitcoin blockchain. Can any of these be used securely?
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Blockchain download extremely slow at 200 blocks per hour

I am running bitcoind and the blockchain download is very slow at 200 blocks per hour. I am at 225146 and at the current speed, it would take bitcoind a month to catch up. Here is my output from ...
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Do i need ~4 years to sync?

I just downloaded bootstrap (~21GB) and started bitcoin base. It shows me that time to sync will be 4 year and 17 weeks? Is it going to change, or do i have to wait that much? My internet downloading ...
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Sync with bitcoin-qt very slow (0,01%)

i have an issue that the synchronisation is very slow. i am 14 weeks behind and it takes 12 weeks to get it synced regarding the client. rate is only 0,01%. I have a fast broadband and no other ...
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Takes longer to download newer blocks?

I have been downloading the blockchain to a new client and it has been at it now for almost a week. One thing I notice is that as it is getting close to the end, it is slowing down a lot. For example,...