How to quickly synchronize blockchain snapshot for SiaCoin wallet

Posted: 10 January 2018 in Crypto, Microsoft
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Synchronizing wallet for the first time in blockchain technology can be a pain in the ass if it hasn’t got any Electrum version of wallet. Same problem is with SiaCoin, which can synchronize for daaaaayz. To evolve this, there’s a quick method.

1. Stop SiaClient (taskbar/kill -9)

2. Go to %APPDATA%\Sia-UI\sia\consensus\ and rename consensus.db to consensus.db.old

3. Download latest blockchain snap from here: https://consensus.siahub.info/consensus.db [8.3GB today @ 2018-01-10]

4. Move the file to the %APPDATA% (or Linux-like path)

5. Start SiaClient once again.

It will start doing *something* but it is not hanged. If you have an SSD drive (and you should!) it will take about 20minz. On HDD SATA-III drive it will take about 6 hourz.

This g00d workaround comes from rdit @ https://www.reddit.com/r/siacoin

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