Disclosure: I am a complete noob to the cryptocurrency world and just started to try stuff since last night. My aim is to have an ethereum wallet to which I can transfer ETH from coinbase.
I have tried to download ethereum wallet .dmg file from GitHub release several times but the sync not progress after it reaches beyond a certain number of blocks. From reading stuff online, I understand that there is a fast option to sync. So I deleted the ethereum application and installer, installed geth using homebrew and then ran the following:
geth --fast --cache=2048
After a while I see this which keeps on adding a new block every couple of seconds.
From the Wiki, I realize that this is "Normal Sync In Progress" that happens after "full sync transitioning to incremental single block updates".
My first question is: The above sync looks like a continuous process that is never going to stop since a new block will be created somewhere every couple of seconds. So should I just kill the process with ctrl+c? Why or why not?
Second question: The whole reason I did all of the above was to basically be able to use an ethereum wallet which was having trouble syncing out of the box via installer. Now that I have the synced blocks, How do I install a wallet and make it use these blocks instead of starting a new sync?
Thanks for your patience. Really appreciate your help.