BOOTSTRAP

aka SNAPSHOT

With version 3.4.0 Galilel introduced a new feature called “Bootstrap from the cloud”. This feature allows newly installed wallets to download the blockchain files from the cloud for a fast-first-time synchronisation

First Start

When wallet is started first time, the default is to run bootstrap from the cloud

In this case you need to trust our domain for valid blockchain bootstrap archive. However, you can still deselect it and run regular P2P blockchain sync

If you decide to use bootstrap, you can either download it directly from the cloud or select a previous downloaded snapshot

After clicking “Run”, it will download the bootstrap archive, verify and extract it. It shows download speed and amount of data transferred

From Within the Wallet

For blockchain related issues you can also run the bootstrap from within the wallet under

“Tools” → “Blockchain Bootstrap” --> "Run"

to sync the wallet again