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Hi guys, i have just set up a monero wallet, latest version of the app from the site. windows 7 all good, the daemon starts, and connects to the network but I have a countdown which decreases very very slowly. "Blocks remaining 1288345" . that s 1 million. from yesterday to today it decreased 300.

please tell me if - is this normal? - can I make payments or deposits , even the number is not 0 there?

thanks a lot

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flyup posted 5 years ago Replies: 2 | Weight: 0 | Link [ - ]

The blockchain is about 37GB - Depending on your connection speed, it could take some time.

You cannot make payments while your wallet is syncing. I don't recommend receiving payments on the wallet until you are fully synced.

You can download the bootstrap blockchain here:

Good instructions on using the raw file here:

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gaftondaniel edited 5 years ago Weight: 0 | Link [ - ]

Thanks a lot. Would you strongly disagree to use a mobile version of the wallet? I understood that is mush faster and easier.

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gaftondaniel posted 5 years ago Weight: 0 | Link [ - ]

Hi, maybe this helps somebody. i have tried this, and after a successfull read of the blocks , with the import in command prompt, it starts to do something that looks like this 202198/1356789 and it grows with 10 units every 30 seconds. So it also takes forever to to this.. :( maybe it is my computer hardware s fault

flyup posted 5 years ago Replies: 1 | Weight: 0 | Link [ - ]

I only recommend the wallets listed on the official download page:

They do not list a mobile wallet.

If you don't want to download the blockchain, you can still use the GUI and point it to a trusted node:

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gaftondaniel posted 5 years ago Weight: 0 | Link [ - ]

Hi again, You are very kind to give me the solutions. I have downloaded the blockchain. Hope to be able to manage solving the problem like this. If not, I ll try with the trusted node. First I have to read a little, I am a newbie with those things. Thanks again!