What is blockchain.zip?
It is the verified and indexed database containing Shadow blockchain data, from the genesis block through a recent height. This is created from the bootstrap.dat from this project : https://github.com/shadowproject/bootstrap
Who wants blockchain.zip?
Anyone bringing up a new node using the reference client. This is the fastest method of getting the blockchain data and a fully synchronised client within ten minutes.
Why should I trust you?
The download includes a DIGESTS.txt file which includes the sha256sum for the bootstrap file used to create this data file. You can verify this by comparing these values against those from https://github.com/shadowproject/bootstrap OR you may generate your own bootstrap.dat, up to a same height, and verify that the sha256sum matches.
Where can I get more info?
Please head over to our document site here : https://doc.shadowproject.io/#download
Okay, tell me where do I get it?
You can download the files below, but please refer to the document site for installation instructions.