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README.md updated github links, clarification on mac path May 13, 2019

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blocknet-blockchain-bootstrap

This repository contains the bootstrap chain files for the Blocknet blockchain. Using these files helps shorten the amount of time it takes to sync the wallet since you don't need to sync the blockchain from scratch.


Instructions

If you have never ran the Blocknet wallet, follow the first set of directions below. If you have already ran the Blocknet wallet before, follow the second set of directions below.

If you have never ran the Blocknet wallet:

  1. Download the latest bootstrap files.

  2. Find the downloaded BlocknetDX.zip file and double-click. This will unzip the file and show a folder named BlocknetDX.

  3. Move the BlocknetDX folder to your OS's respective data directory.

    1. For Windows: C:\Users\[YourUsername]\AppData\Roaming\
      1. Or paste %appdata%\Roaming\ into the file explorer path field
    2. For MacOS: ~/Library/Application Support/
      1. Open Finder and in the program menu select Go > To Folder and enter the above path.
    3. For Linux: ~/
      1. Note: For Linux you must rename the BlocknetDX folder to .blocknetdx
  4. Download the latest Blocknet wallet.

  5. Install and run the wallet. Syncing should begin at the bootstrap's last block.

If you have already ran the Blocknet wallet:

  1. Download the latest bootstrap files.

  2. Find the downloaded BlocknetDX.zip file and double-click. This will unzip the file and show a folder named BlocknetDX.

  3. Close and quit the Blocknet wallet if it is running.

  4. Navigate to your OS's respective data directory.

    1. For Windows: C:\Users\[YourUsername]\AppData\Roaming\BlocknetDX\
      1. Or paste %appdata%\Roaming\BlocknetDX\ into the file explorer path field
    2. For MacOS: ~/Library/Application Support/BlocknetDX/
      1. Open Finder and in the program menu select Go > To Folder and enter the above path.
    3. For Linux: ~/.blocknetdx/
  5. Remove all files and folders EXCEPT for wallet.dat, blocknetdx.conf, xbridge.conf (may not have this file), servicenode.conf, and the backups/ folder. Again, DO NOT delete the wallet.dat file as it contains the private keys for your funds. Deleting this file will result in loss of funds.

  6. Inside the downloaded BlocknetDX folder there are blocks/ and chainstate/ folders. Move these 2 folders into the Blocknet wallet's data directory that you just removed files from.

  7. If you do not have the latest Blocknet wallet, download and install it.

  8. Run the wallet and syncing should begin at the bootstrap's last block.

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