I have a few questions about the way the blockchain syncs.
I noticed on a couple of posts while researching that it's possible to start the block chain from a certain block. It was suggested that if you had a small quantity of files that contained blocks say 1800000 - 1850000 in the right folder, then the sync would start from that number as opposed to 0.
This seems like a good shortcut if true, can anyone confirm this?
If it is true, I am wondering if there is any benefit to having the full blockchain as opposed to just a fraction. Would hashing speeds be increased?