[Bitcoin-development] Bitcoind-in-background mode for SPV wallets

Wladimir laanwj at gmail.com
Wed Apr 9 20:37:10 UTC 2014


On Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 10:31 PM, slush <slush at centrum.cz> wrote:

> Another idea: Integrate torrent download of bootstrap.dat into bitcoind.
> Normal user (especially a beginner) won't learn how to download bootstrap
> separately and import it into bitcoind; he simply give up the
> synchronization once he realize it takes too much time. From my experience
> downloading the bootstrap significantly improves catching the blockchain,
> which may attract some more users to run bitcoind.
>
> Not sure about C++, but simple torrent client in python is like 30 lines
> of code (using libtorrent).
>

Parallel block download would be better for that. No need to involve
bittorrent.

But please let's not derail this thread, this is not about other solutions
for faster block download or such, let's keep it focused.

Wladimir
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