Bitcoin is nice and convenient until you have to download a fresh copy of the Blockchain — now weighing in at around 20 gigs. For the fastest download, you can now download the Blockchain leveraging the P2P technology of torrents.
How to Download the Blockchain via Torrent
- Download the official Bitcoin client here.
- Download bootstrap.dat from Bitcoin.org.
- Place bootstrap.dat in your Bitcoin Core data directory.
- Start the Bitcoin client and begin syncing (should happen automatically) at the speed of P2P!