New method for downloading block-chain

There are new urls to download the block-chain. The downloads are provided by self.BytecoinBCN and are a good alternative to the official Bytecoin download. The official downloads run of Mega which is not ideal when using command line applications like curl of wget. As alternative there are the downloads of Drive on this blog. With a work around they do work for command line, but this new source work without any tricks so it’s good one to check out next time you need to grab the complete chain from somewhere.

Hi Bytecoin community, I am testing out an alternative way of uploading the Blockchain, hosting and downloading. Let me know the speed you guys can get from these download links as they are on Google’s cloud storage and should be able to handle large amounts of people downloading and it should be simple to download by just clicking or with command line wget :

Europe Muti-Region:

and Us-East Single-Region:

Block date is 2017-08-04

Source :

Setup Bytecoin Wallet under 5 minutes (OSX)

Getting Bytecoin up and running can be tricky the first time. Personally I could only succeeded with some help from the community. This tutorial offers a light weight approach to getting your BCN Wallet (v1.1.8) installed and ready to use in under 5 minutes.

Step 1 – Download the Wallet

Go to the Bytecoin website and download the wallet. (In this tutorial we will be using version is 1.1.8.). The wallet downloads you need are marked in the screenshot bellow.

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Add peer to Wallet

You can help your Bytecoin wallet synchronize faster by providing a peers that are know to be fast and reliable. Ideally this would be hosted nodes in the network that are up and running 24/7. A list of these nodes is compile here.

To connect to a new peer manually you need to open the command prompt on Windows and browse to the install folder of the Bytecoin GUI.

Run the command

  • bytecoin.exe –add-peer url:port

For example

  • bytecoin.exe –add-peer

This will start the GUI wallet with the new peer added.


Stats day one, server two

In previous blog some traffic statistics for running full Bytecoin node (P2P and RPC) were published. Since than server “one” went down due to the volume of traffic. Since early this morning (01:0 UTC) the service is back with server “two”. For those considering setting up a node here a short traffic update to let get a feel of what to expect. In a week or so I’ll report back with more statistics once things are more stable.

How to setup a P2P node for Bytecoin


This tutorial will presents a step-by-step setup of a Bytecoin node on a server. Setting up a node that will be up 24/7 will support the network by sharing the block-chain data with others in the network. Running a node like this is often referred to as running a full node.


In this tutorial it’s assumed you will be running a Lunix server, either local, VPS or dedicated. To build this tutorial Ubuntu Xenial was used, but the calls are so generic that you should be fine with any Lunix flavor. Regardless of the hosting option you choose it’s recommend to find a solution with a connection that is not metered as you’ll like run over whatever limit is set by your provider. (Check this site for updates on traffic stats.) To run the P2P sever (without the RPC sever) the following minimal specs are suggested:

  • 2 cores
  • 2 GB ram
  • 50 GB disk space

Recommend is to get some extra RAM maybe 4GB or up. Continue reading →

Not enough power

Last night the node server got overloaded. This was bound to happen at some point, but this was sooner than expected. Lesson learned the following specs are not enough to support full node once users start remote connecting:

  • 2 cores
  • 2 GB ram

You might be able  use these specs if you only run the P2P network node and not the RPC server. Running the P2P is still great if you want to strengthen the network. If anybody can confirm specs needed for just P2P please share in the comments.

Move Wallet files on Windows

If you have multiple ssd’s and/or hd’s on your machine chances are you don’t want the 30+ GB blockchain files (blocks.bin, blockindexes.bin and DB folder) in the default location. The default location “%APPDATA%\bytecoin” will be on the same disk as you OS. Having it on different partition can be great if space on you OS disk is limited. I wondered how to do this and found great post by itpropmn07 detailing the steps.

You can create a symlinks folder on Windows to move:

– Step 1: Delete or move “bytecoin” folder in “C:\Users\%user_name%\AppData\Roaming”.

– Step 2: Open cmd and enter this command: MkLink /J “C:\Users\%user_name%\AppData\Roaming\bytecoin” “NEW_LOCATION_PATH”

Example, I want to move to D:\bytecoin. My command is MkLink /J “C:\Users\%user_name%\AppData\Roaming\bytecoin” “D:\bytecoin”.

– Step 3: Check in “C:\Users\%user_name%\AppData\Roaming\bytecoin\”. If you see “bytecoin” folder (icon same as shortcut), it means that you create successfully, when you open this folder, it will open folder in “NEW_LOCATION_PATH”

– Step 4: Move all data from old folder to new folder.

– Step 5: Run Bytecoin wallet app. It should work.



Update 2017/08/01 : More details can be found here:


First stats on full Byetcoin node

Step one of my project is done! The full Bytecoin node is up and running. In the coarse of the next month or so it will become clear what the exact requirements are for running a node. Here a first traffic report (date and time are UTC).

Total rx 5.12GiB / tx 18.92GiB


It will be interesting to see if traffic will increases once the node has been up and running for a couple of weeks.

Run the Bytecoin Wallet as light client

The Bytecoin Wallet needs a Bytecoin node to connect to in order te retrieve information from the blockchain. By default the wallet will start a local node. On first start this node needs to download all the history of the entire blockchain (around 7 GB) from the Bytecoin network. This can take several hours or even days depending on your connection. The process can be much quicker if you grab the blockchain and download it directly from the Bytecoin site. But you can also connect to a remote node. This will work out-of-the box, which is great if you want to just connect and get going with your wallet or as a backup if your local node is not preforming.

Setting the connection to remote node is done in the preferences settings. From auto selection (which defaults to embedded) switch to remote daemon. That’s it! Just launch the wallet and you are connected. Feel free to connect to at port 8081.