As part of the Short-Term Maxcoin Roadmap, the blockchain bootstrap file is now available for download.
Using the Maxcoin blockchain bootstrap file significantly reduces the amount of time required to sync new Maxcoin wallet installations. To use the bootstrap file, complete the following steps:
- Download the latest bootstrap torrent file and related “…-sum.txt” file. The file name contains the date and time (UTC) that the file was created in YYYY-MM-DD-HH-MM-SS format.
- Using a torrent client, open the downloaded torrent file to start downloading the bootstrap zip file.
- Once the bootstrap zip file is downloaded, extract the zip file to the appropriate Maxcoin wallet folder:
Linux – /home/.maxcoin
Windows – C:UsersAppDataRoamingMaxCoin
OSX – /Users//Library/Application Support/MaxCoin
- (Optional verification step) Once the bootstrap.dat file has been extracted to the appropriate above folder, run a checksum utility against the bootstrap.dat file to create an SHA256 and/or MD5 checksum and compare those values against…
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