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When you run your own node there are a couple of options to download the blockchain. You can run your daemon and sync the chain ‘manually’. This can take a long time to do as the chain will take up a lot of storage (~36GB as of December 2023).
It is also possible to speed this process up by downloading the blockchain bootstrap file.
The file can be downloaded here: https://docs.havenprotocol.org/blockchain/data.mdb
- To use it you just need to replace your existing mdb file with the downloaded file.
The last update was carried out in December 2023 (~36GB), which will speed up the sync time.
NOTE: Because this is a ‘snapshot’ rather than live import version of the blockchain it is not possible to verify the authenticity of the records. Users download and use it at their own risk.