What is bootstrap.dat?
It is a flat, binary file containing quark blockchain data, from the genesis block through height 1,230,000. It helps install the Quark wallet on your PC more alot faster(3-4 hours) than it would normally take(24+ hours).
If the file "bootstrap.dat" is found in the quarkcoin data directory, it will validate and import all blockchain data found in that file.
Why use bootstrap.dat ? Only for its speed ?
Not only for the superior installation speed, but also to help the Quark P2P network by offloading data download traffic from public P2P nodes.
This download is not for those who are already running the Quark client.
Why should I trust you?
You don't have to: This data is raw block chain data. The wallet will verify this data during import.
How can I help? Do you need more seeds?
If you have a good internet connectivity you would do a favour for all quarkers if you will leave the torrent for seeding. Thank you!
Welcome to Quark Community
Quark is an open source software used mainly as a digital currency that employs multiple cryptographic algorithms, which unlike fiat/national currencies provides the platform for a decentralised monetary system.
Quark was launched in 2013 with the belief that the control of money should not be in the hands of the few, but in the hands of the many. This forum tries to build on that ideology by distributing Quarks in the hands of those that are active in the community. By posting quality articles and contributing to general discussions you will earn Quarks.
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