Questions tagged [synchronization]

This tag should be used for questions about synchronizing a Bitcoin client. This is the process of bringing a Bitcoin client up to date with the blockchain.

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Impossibility of Distributed Consensus with One Faulty Process

In following answer (LINK: https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/a/58908/41513), it has been shown that for Asynchronous Byzantine Agreement: "we cannot tolerate 1/3 or more of the nodes being ...
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How to know if bitcoind synced?

I installed the bitcoind and started it as daemon. After 10hours I've tried "du -h" ubuntu@ip-172-31-37-93:~/.bitcoin$ du -h 16K ./database 59M ./blocks/index 29G ./blocks 646M ./...
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After a sleeping client comes online again which technique it uses to find the last common ancestor in a blockchain?

I have a Bitcoin client running on my PC and I turn it off. When I turn it on again how does it find the last common block in the blockchain so that it knows which blocks it should obtain?
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Re-index/Re-download from specific height?

I seem to have discovered corrupt blocks on one of my nodes. The node is on all the time to keep up to sync and the rest of my nodes connect to it to retrieve block data when they need to sync. The ...
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How does Bitcoin Core know the progress of blockchain without connecting to peers?

I restarted my Bitcoin Core node after a gap of about a day and when seeing the console log, I noticed that it calculated the progress of my blockchain even before connecting to peers. The log ...
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How to speed up first sync bitcoind?

I am running bitcoind version 0.19.0.1 on different cloud providers and it gets very slow at some point. After 300k blocks, CPU drops from ~90% to 5% and network usage drops to a minimum. I've tried ...
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how do you transfer your Bitcoin core wallet while syncing?

I would like to transfer my btc wallet to an electrum wallet. Syncing is taking to long.
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Old Bit Coin Wallet Failing to Pass 180 Weeks

I have an old laptop that I have bitcoin wallet on. I left the computer alone since early 2015 and when I try to sync the bitcoin wallet, the wallet gets stuck on 180 weeks. the bitcoin wallet sync ...
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My Bitcoin client has stopped syncing

As you can see my client is stuck on 99,7% with unknown. Syncing Headers(577895), It has been in this state since last day synced(which you can see). How can I get it to work since I have plenty of ...
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Bitcoind --reindex vs starting allover again

I setup a Bitcoin Daemon on a VM hosted on an OpenStack cloud. VM has 8 Cores and 32GB of Ram and 20GB of storage. I mounted a 1TB volume into the .Bitcoin/blocks folder. I started bitcoind and it ...
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IBD problem: Reindexing blocks and syncing starts over every time I shut and open Core

I am currently doing IBD in segments due to logistical reasons, but each time I safely shut down Core and unplug my hard drive (HDD, 1TB) and then plug it back in and start up Core, it starts in 2009 ...
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btc qt walletdump

I'd like to dump my entire btc qt wallet, while syncing, into an electrum wallet. I don't want to do it receiving address by receiving address. I already emptied out all my receiving addresses but ...
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Bitcoin Core frozen trying to sync and/or connecting to peers

I downloaded Bitcoin Core directly to my laptop and sent BTC to what i believe is my wallet. The BTC is no longer in my senders wallet and I do not see it in my bitcoin core wallet. It was working ...
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btc qt syncing but taking to long/dumpwallet debug console problems

Would like to transfer my btc qt wallet to electrum but having difficulties. My node is currently syncing Tried emptying out receiving addresses and was successful but there are still more coins in ...
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Trouble dumping btc wallet

Btc is syncing and taking to long. Would like to dump wallet and sweep in electrum. When I try the dumpwallet command I get "Cannot open wallet dump file (code -8)" What to do? Do I have to stop ...
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Unable to connect to peers nor synchronize the network

Neither I'm able to connect to my peers nor I'm able to synchronize my bitcoin core in my network. When I connect my laptop to my mobile hotspot synchronizing works fine and progress in shown. Here ...
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“Failed to connect best block” error when I try to load my wallet

Everytime I try to open my wallet this error comes up. I have shut the computer down a few times and removed the wallet and reloaded it a few times too and the error keeps happening. If you can'...
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Accidentally shutdown system while Bitcoin Core client was synchronizing

My computer was accidentally shutdown while Bitcoin Core was synchronizing and it is now giving the error fatal error please see error log. Please tell me what is the solution to this problem.
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Storage exceeded in middle of synch

A friend gave me a few bitcoins a number of years ago. Yesterday, I read an article about bitcoin and it reminded me I had some. I went online to check the value and to possibly spend them. I tried to ...
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When will I receive bitcoins

Today I sent bitcoin to my bitcoin core wallet. I used an address under recieve bitcoins. The transaction has been cleared on the blockchain for several hours but is not showing up in my wallet. ...
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Is there anything I can do to speed up the synchronization of litecoinj?

I am using litecoinj which is forked from bitcoinj but compared to bitcoinj, the wallet creation and block synching is slow when using litecoinj. So, I searched for a solution and found a post that ...
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I am unable to sync with the network because I have too little disk space

I downloaded Bîtcoin Core on a laptop without knowing it takes up a lot of space and my laptop has only 128 GB disk space. It keeps saying "low disk space" so it won't sync. I sent lots of bitcoins ...
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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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How long does it take to Sync my Litecoin Core Wallet?

I transferred litecoin from Coinbase to my LTC Wallet. I downloaded the wallet from Litecoin.org and it says it has to sync first before it can accept the transfer. Currently, it says that it is about ...
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Bcoin initial blockchain sync progress isn't saved

I'm using bcoin and it's class FullNode to run a full Bitcoin Node. Here's the configuration: const node = new bcoin.FullNode({ prefix: '/mnt/d/bcoin', network: 'testnet', ...
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Txindex=1: how to recognise the blockchain with this option?

This might be a dumb question: I started the Bitcoin daemon for an initial blockchain download. It immediately started downloading, I edited the Bitcoin.conf file with txindex=1. Stopped and restarted ...
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how can I recover my private key from my passphrase and password

I decided recently to get some BTC and bitcoin core was the storage solution I decided on. I downloaded the software, and all seemed good. No messages about storage or such. Around a month later I ...
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Is backward syncing viable for full nodes?

Currently, Every Bitcoin Core full node has to download the whole blockchain at least once. This situation is even worse if pruning is enabled - the user has to download the whole gigantic blockchain ...
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Do you need to download the entire blockchain in order to mine bitcoins?

Do you need to download the entire blockchain in order to mine bitcoins? I'm downloading bitcoin-qt, and I'm afraid it will take up too much memory on my computer. Also, I just read that when another ...
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zmq pubhashblock / pubrawblock during initial block sync

I've recently noticed that block data is not published via zmq during the initial sync (but transaction data is). Is that something to be expected, or could it be a misconfiguration of my node (or ...
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Does rpcpassword need to be non-obvious in bitcoind?

I'm syncing a full BTC node onto an external hard drive, which I'm connecting to by USB. I've created a bitcoin.conf file which sets a very insecure rpcpassword. This is literally the only field I put ...
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Transaction not showing up as confirmed on MultiBit

I tried to send a Bitcoin transfer yesterday at noon and after more than 120+ confirmations it's still unconfirmed. I used MultiBit as wallet, I set fees but still nothing. I was used to super-fast ...
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What are the ways of receiving transactions list via Bitcoin address?

My team challenges an issue. Trying to support Bitcoin wallets in a messenger app and staying user-friendly, we need transaction lists to be receivable quick and nice. So users would not die waiting. ...
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bitcoin core problem payment

I downloading bitcoin core on my computer. But my computer is full, and downloading is not complete. I made transfer my bitcoin to URI on bitcoin core, which downloading. But nothing came and I didn't ...
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How does a node find the active chain?

Let's say a user joins the Bitcoin network and downloads the latest state of the blockchain (all blocks, which includes the forks/uncles). How does this user find/determine the active blockchain on ...
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How can I start bitcoind without blockchain synchronization?

Suppose I make a locked wallet with 50000 pre-generated addresses. As long as I researched, only way I can collect those 50000 addresses using RPC and "getnewaddress". Feel free to correct me. I ...
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Does bitcoin qt need to synch before I can spend my change?

Sorry for the follow up question... i was trying to transfer my btc to a new wallet (believing the original one had been compromised). I sent 2 tiny test transfers of $1 then when they arrived in the ...
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Bitcoin Core Blockchain Sync Fatal Internal Error - Corrupt Block - Linux

I'm trying to perform the IBD on Bitcoin Core 0.18 and I continually receive "Fatal Internal Error" at seemingly random intervals, closing bitcoin-qt and preventing me from fully syncing. Farthest I'...
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Bitcoind Node crashes after using -dbcache option

I've been trying to speed up my node sync by increasing the dbcache. However my node tends to crash overnight. My system is running ubuntu 18.04, 4GM of ram bitcoin core v0.18. I've tried bitcoind -...
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Bitcoin core crash during IBD

I've been running bitcoin core on an android device (nexus 5x) and emulator, and sync on testnet always fails at around 3% progress the last thing logged is “pre-allocating up to position 0x900000 ...
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Sent bitcoins to my unencrypted wallet and encrypted the wallet before file synced, is there any way i can get them back?

Thanks in advance for any light you can shed on my problem.. I think I sent bitcoins from an online wallet to my offline wallet BitcoinQT(0.81) in august. The transaction has been confirmed, but not ...
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Send download link of a file after Bitcoin payment

I'm starting an online business. My website is hosted on OVH I would like to send a download link after a bitcoin payment. Are there specific stuffs I should be aware of? Is this difficult to develop?...
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What happens if a miner receives a block but not its previous?

Suppose the following: A miner has stored the current blockchain A-B-C. It stops listening for blocks during some time. During that time, blocks D and E are mined and broadcasted. The miner ...
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Importing the keys Issue

I imported the private keys into my wallet and they appear to be added: This is the result when i run getImportedKeys(): [ECKey{pub HEX=...
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Why my bitcoind cannot query all the blocks?

I just install the bitcoind and run: bitcoind -daemon and when i tried to: bitcoin-cli getblockhash 195876 i got an message: error code: -8 error message: Block height out of range the command: ...
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What are the trust assumptions in --assumed-valid in bitcoin core 0.14?

Please help me understand and distinguish the trust assumptions in the following three cases shown below. Specifically, please elaborate the attacks possible (even though completely theoretical) and ...
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Do SPV nodes sync “headers-first”?

Headers-first sync is defined somewhat by BIP 130 and expanded upon with compact block relay in BIP 152. I believe this is the commit in which it was added to Bitcoin Core. The result is that Bitcoin ...
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Can bitcoin core verify a third party blockchain download?

If you were to obtain a copy of the bitcoin blockchain, i.e. a copy of someone's data dir excluding his wallet files on a removable drive or other storage medium, could bitcoin core verify that or not?...
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Faking blockchain data in bitcoin-core

Let's say I found a tarball with blockchain data files which I load to my datadir and start my Bitcoin Core client, what sort of attacks am I vulnerable to? Could the files contain fake balances? If ...
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How to most efficiently keep in sync blockchain on offline computer (including through bitcoin-qt upgrades)?

I have bitcoin-qt running on online computer. I want to: copy blockchain to offline computer (preferably using WORM media for security reasons) from time to time update offline copy with newest ...

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