As many people have quite a hard time syncing their wallets to even get started with Ethereum I offer my
chaindata folder as a regular dump (
.tar.gz). Downloading a dump is in most cases way faster than syncing from scratch. I have heard of people waiting for a sync for two weeks straight.
Is this secure for me or do I expose secrets of my wallet doing this / do I risk being hacked?
(This should not be a debate about if you can trust my or other peoples chaindata dump.)
For the ones interested in downloading a recent copy of the Ethereum chain, feel free to grab a copy from https://dl.ender.io/eth-chain/
After downloading make sure to check the sha256 sum, stop geth / Ethereum wallet and replace your
chaindata folder with the one from my archive. After that start geth / your Ethereum wallet again and let it sync the remaining blocks. This should be a lot faster than a clean sync.
(Please make a backup of your private keys first in case you delete something that's wrong!)
- Who am I?
Just some German guy that wants to help people out by hosting current copies of the chain on a German server.
- Can you talk to me?
Sure just write me here or send me a message!