I am really concerned with the amount of blocks I have to sync and how long it takes/how much power it consumes. It took me 2-3 days to fully sync last week and now I am syncing all day again. It feels that with current volumes it won't be long before it will be mathematically impossible for me to sync.

I have seen some posts about fast geth (no idea what it is/what it means) but they give some programming codes and I have no idea what to do or where to start. I refuse to use an online wallet as this means trusting someone else (I have few hundred £ in cryptsy).

Is there anything like Electrum for ethereum where long block dl & sync is not required? Just wanted to also add that I am certain way more people would use ethereum and its price would rise if the interface was more user friendly and long sync wasn't required.

Update: checked for updates and running latest version of Ethereum (09/09/2017)

  • Do you know if your disk drive a solid state disk or a hard disk drive? Syncing is much slower on a mechanical hard disk drive. Also, you might like to try Parity instead of geth; I find it to be much faster.
    – lungj
    Sep 9 '17 at 16:17
  • Hello, thnx for the reply. I read this before and sorry forgot to mention I have a samsung SSD 1TB drive it's only a couple of years old so I can't imagine it's the problem =-/
    – user18879
    Sep 9 '17 at 16:34
  • How would I go about trying Parity?
    – user18879
    Sep 9 '17 at 16:38
  • The official Parity website is parity.io (you might want to confirm that I haven't made a mistake or that I'm running a racket) -- also ethereum.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/468/… (but you can see I've been involved in an edit). Make sure you have regular backups of your data. Also, if you install Parity after you have geth, Parity should just pick up your old geth keys (it did for me, but that was pre-DAO, AKA a dog's age in Ethereum time).
    – lungj
    Sep 9 '17 at 18:32
  • I am somewhat concerned as when i try to run the installer it tells me it's an experiment and as per your link I am not sure how much I would trust parity, the wallet also has a low review when I checked via google. Also I am not sure what they mean by 'browser' =-S.
    – user18879
    Sep 9 '17 at 21:05