Downloadable blockchain (~576k blocks)

@zakurai zakurai released this Dec 17, 2017 · 17 commits to master since this release

Updated 22/2/18

  1. Firstly, (making sure that the wallet is not running), please make a backup of your wallet.dat file to a safe place, even if you have made earlier backups. You can find it in:

Windows: C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\SHIELD\wallet.dat
Linux: /home/<username>/.SHIELD/wallet.dat
macOS: /Library/Application Support/SHIELD/wallet.dat

  1. Then use 7zip to extract the contents of SHIELDchain576k.7z into:

Windows: C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\SHIELD\
Linux: /home/<username>/.SHIELD/
macOS: /Library/Application Support/SHIELD/

  1. Lastly, start the wallet and wait for it to finish syncing.

NOTE: The wallet may appear to "freeze" when loading after you follow these steps - this is normal. The QT wallet needs about 2-3 mins to load the blockchain on each start. If you want to hide the splash screen while it loads, you can add splash=0 to your SHIELD.conf file.