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Syncing a blockchain is always a time consuming and painful process. Fortunately, with the Reddcoin Core Bootstrap, you can speed up the syncing and staking Reddcoin process on a fresh install of the Reddcoin Core Wallet.

Here is how it works!

1. Download bootstrap.dat.xz from
https://github.com/reddcoin-project/reddcoin/releases
2. Extract it:
– Linux: xz -d bootstrap.dat.xz
– Mac: You can obtain xz from MacPorts or macpkg.sourceforge.net
– Windows: install 7Zip or WinRar
3. Copy bootstrap.dat to the Reddcoin home directory, which can be found:
– Linux: ~/.reddcoin
– Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/Reddcoin
– Windows (one of the following):
USERNAME/%APPDATA%/Roaming/Reddcoin
USERNAME/%APPDATA%/Local/Reddcoin
USERNAME/%APPDATA%/Reddcoin
4. Start wallet which will automatically import blockchain from bootstrap.dat
5. After import is finished, bootstrap.dat will be renamed to bootstrap.dat.old which can be deleted to save disk space.

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  • Seth Gessinger

    Game on

  • Samuel Kwak

    Hoping Reddcoin takes off!

  • Tressa Dorsey

    I’m stuck at 3 years and week. I am trying to use the bootstrap but I am not clear how this works. If anyone that is super saavy with computers could point me to a video that could help I would appreciate it. I’m using windows. Thanks!

  • Rendell

    Hey, I’m no expert, but try to exit out and start over?

  • Rendell

    I’m using Windows too. I use my cell phone for a hotspot, and I’ve had some pauses, but just restarted it and it worked again..

  • Tressa Dorsey

    I left it on all night and it was done syncing first thing this morning. no bootstrap required. guess i gotta have patience. the time to put redd into my wallet was like 20 seconds. super fast. now i’m waiting to start staking. not sure how long it takes to start doing that.

  • Andre Hoang

    How many coins do I need to send to the wallet for staking.

  • 김중현

    hello. After installing my wallet, I sent rdd from cryptopia before syuncin, but syunchronization is too slow and I want to send it back to cryptopia. How do i do it?

  • Emmanuel Hardy

    close your reddcoin wallet app.

    1. Download the file : bootstrap.dat.xz from

    https://github.com/reddcoin-project/reddcoin/releases

    2. Extract it:

    – Windows:
    install the software that will allow you to unzip the bootstrap.dat.xz:
    the software: 7Zip

    once dezipper you must have a file called bootstrap.dat

    3. Copy bootstrap.dat to the Reddcoin home directory, which can be found:
    – Windows (one of the following):
    USERNAME/%APPDATA%/Roaming/Reddcoin
    USERNAME/%APPDATA%/Local/Reddcoin
    USERNAME/%APPDATA%/Reddcoin

    4. Start wallet, which will automatically import blockchain from bootstrap.dat

    5. After import is finished, bootstrap.dat will be renamed to bootstrap.dat.old which can be deleted to save disk space.

  • Valentin Tinincio

    Hi
    I´m using a Mac, I downloaded and extracted the bootstrap.dat but I don´t find the
    ~/Library/Application Support/Reddcoin to copy it even I have the wallet installed in my computer. Did I something wrong?
    Thanks!

  • Herbert Hochl

    bootstrap downloaded, but the wallet still starts to import form 3 years ago…??

  • Jona

    on keyboard hold shift+command+G and you will get a prompt to insert directory (go to folder). type it there

  • sandeep pareek

    did you get back your coin ?do help me i going through same

  • Gian Luca pirro

    Hey, this video worked for me. I hope this helps you. I had the same problem, after I did this it only took me 2 more hours!

    video :
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFxb0gW6nfE

  • Michelle Jacobs

    I actually finished sync for my reddcoin wallet last week and moved my coins already into it. My question is do I need to bootstrap to have it stake and give me free coins? If I do bootstrap my wallet will I lose my coins? I don’t mind the old way since I am already up to date. I am more concerned about how to stake