Download the Entire Bitcoin Core Blockchain Faster via Torrent

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

  1. Download the official Bitcoin client here.
  2. Download bootstrap.dat from
  3. Place bootstrap.dat in your Bitcoin Core data directory.
  4. Start the Bitcoin client and begin syncing (should happen automatically) at the speed of P2P!

That’s it!